Curating the exhibition is Pivot, one of Chicago's leading eco-boutiques. According to Daily Candy, "If superwoman exists, she's 24-year-old blond environmentalist Jessa Brinkmeyer, who owns Pivot, an eco-boutique offering stylish clothes made from soy, hemp and bamboo that don't sacrifice style."
The MoSS show features both great curation and great creation. Designers include Chicago's own eco-darling Lara Miller and her signature wear-it-your-way bamboo knits; Noon Solar and their unexpectedly sexy and functional "Augusta" solar panel bags (vegetable tanned and dyed); Frei Design's hand-dyed, ethical and sophisticated architectural pieces; and introducing Kaelyn Garcia, a student at Columbia College in Chicago who handmade a gorgeous organic cotton and natural silk dress.
On October 4 the exhibition included panel discussions and hands-on activities, making it truly a must see!
Lara Miller's bamboo Eileen top
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