SF Bay Area Slow Fashion Organization

Eco Friendly Fashion Organization


For Bay Area fashion enthusiasts, there is a hidden jewel or resource right under your nose, of hundreds of talented people, men and women, all of whom all share a common goal. They all love fashion. And to distinguish the kind of fashion this group is interested in, while it ranges from elaborate costume design to artful wearables, all of the members support the underpinnings of Slow Fashion. They ‘MAKE’ their own creations.


This group, The Peninsula Wearable Arts Group www.penwag.org, is a mecca of leaders, inventors, artists, entrepreneurs, and just plain enthusiasts, all committed to the art of DIY fashion. There are no rules pertaining to the fashion presented to the audience of this organization. The show and tell line of presenters ranges from first time students to seasoned veterans, all with a crowd pleasing item to share.


The group produces a monthly program supporting a speaker and a workshop. Workshops are very eclectic, ranging from basket making, to up-cycling clothing, and techniques such as felting and special dying are covered. The organization depends on the revenue its classes generate, so there is a fiscal commitment to bringing state-of-the-art speakers and workshops to its membership.


April’s presenter and workshop guest is Margot Silk Forrest and her business partner, Destiny Carter, the organization’s ‘shoe and handbag’ designer gurus. Their story is the epitome of Eco Friendly; they bring new life to gently used and discarded accessories. Their web site www.sassyfeet.com illustrates amazing eye candy tutorials. This simple transformation of gently used shoes and handbags is not only truly remarkable; it is so doable, that anyone can DIY.


So if you cannot make it to PenWAG on the second Saturday in April, visit Sassy Feet electronically. Their tutorials will help you get started, and they offer kits for beginners. Once you get started, you will not want to stop. And if you like their work, they are one of the featured artists that will be showcased in the upcoming exhibit “Recycled, Up Cycled, Re-Purposed Clothing Design, a Slow Fashion Movement,” opening at the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles this summer!


Darcy


Photo Credits


Photography Sam Breach

Fashion Darcy Fowkes

Accessories Margot Silk Forrest

Make-up Jackie Jackson

Creative Director Sarah Poulos


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Comments: 5
  • #1

    leilani bennett (Wednesday, 01 April 2015 04:10)

    Wow Darcy! What a great article about PenWAG! A huge thank you.

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