Eco Style West Vol. 32

Sustainable style news from EcoSalon’s West Coast Fashion Editor.

Hurlyburly’s Done – Costa Mesa based surf and skate brand Hurley and Nike have partnered up with Otis College of Art and Design to create Considered, a mentorship program for students that challenges them to come up with eco-friendly fashion ideas that follow the Nike Considered Index Tool, which evaluates all aspects of the supply chain. The program provides students who want to gain more than just a fashion education an opportunity to embrace design while considering the long-term effects on the environment. Organized into a contest style format, the resulting collections will be presented at Hurley’s H Space Gallery from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, October 20th.

Wear Something Rare – San Francisco is a sizzling hotbed for locally producing ingenuity these days. Check out some of the Bay Area’s hottest new indie designers at SOMA’s 440 Brannan’s fall sale event this Thursday, October 20th from 6-10 p.m. Featuring local lines Johnathan Baker, gr.dano, Zansus Purses, Heiros, MENK and my favorite find of late, Suzy Tamimi. One of San Francisco’s “Ones to Watch,” the talented designer’s head turning fall collection shows her strong sense for creating a scene stealing look.

7 Year Niche  – What does it take for a local designer to keep her entire production – from first sketches, to patterns and samples through to socially responsible manufacturing – in San Francisco? According to Saffron Rare Threads designer Priya Saraswati, it takes Grit, Gloss & Glamor. Celebrating 7 years of business and flattering, fabulous fashion, Saraswati and her team are throwing an anniversary event and fashion show this  October 20th. Delicous drinks, haute street food and the most lively bunch of lovelies you could hope to shop with. Enjoy a 15% discount all night.

Rowena Ritchie

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