Eco Style West Vol. 9

Sustainable fashion news from EcoSalon’s West Coast correspondent.

Mellow Yellow Time for your closet’s annual spring fling? Join fun-loving locavore, Priya Saraswati the designer doyenne behind San Francisco’s Saffron Rare Threads, at the Thursday night launch of her 2011 collection “Delicious Anticipation.” Starting at 7:30 p.m., the fashion show will feature locally manufactured, one-of-a-kind pieces with a timeless and global appeal.  RSVP here to enjoy street food, wine from Alex Sotelo Cellars and 15% off all night.

Future Eco — Spot the next sustainable fashion scene stealer at the College of the Arts annual fashion show on Friday at 8:30 p.m. on the Eighth Street campus. Under the tutelage of inspiring Fashion Design Assistant Professor Lynda Grose, the graduating seniors will present collections designed for the necessity of sustainability. For those student wannabe’s interested in how to implement green practices into their current gig, check out the school’s New Fashion Sustainability Workshop Series, (a personal certificate program is coming up in June).

It’s Absurd — Painted Bird, the Valencia street favorite of San Francisco style rummagers, has a new location for devotees to flock to. Owners Nate and Sunny Archer’s cool curation of consistently fresh and reliably off-kilter vintage clothing is now available to L.A. based thrifters. Suitably located a few blocks from Sunset Junction on Santa Monica Boulevard in Silverlake, the store will sell jewelry and accessories from local designers and a small production footwear line designed by Nate and Sunny themselves.



Rowena Ritchie

Rowena is EcoSalon’s West Coast Fashion Editor and currently resides in San Francisco, CA.