Three specialists in eco fashion and eco friendly clothing design joined us in the studio.
Designer Kelly LaPlante taught the design community that âgreen is a standard, not a styleâ and took her philosophy to the masses when she launched the digital magazine Standard (www.standardmag.com) in September of 2010. Standard is a European-style design magazine featuring exclusively sustainable content in every issueâwhere âgreenâ is too common to even mention.
LaPlante regularly appears on programs including HGTVâs Design Wars, Sundance Channelâs The Lazy Environmentalist and Big Ideas for a Small Planet, Discovery Channelâs Greenovate, Good Day New York, KTLA News, Good Day Dallas, Good Day Atlanta, and Martha Stewart Radio as well as on news programs across the nation. LaPlante was also the executive producer of âBrilliant Green,â a special for Ovation TV which aired in January of 2009.
Lani Ogle is the Administrative Director for Texas Campaign for the Environment. A native Austinite, she began as a canvasser with the organization in 2003, and has also previously been a field and office manager. Her passion for preserving our communityâs distinctive character and her interest in building common ground at a local level have driven her ongoing commitment to grassroots organizing. She is the main event coordinator for TCEâs upcoming Trash Makeover Challenge, a unique fashion show event that will highlight creations from fashion designers constructed from recycled materials.
Lori Fox, designer with Raven + Lily has been working with Fair Trade organizations to ensure that we purchase clothing that is made with consideration for human dignity and fair wages. She received a degree in theatre performance with a specialization in costume design from UT-Arlington (2002), and a graduate degree from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) in Los Angeles (2008). Her design and styling experience includes her own clothing label foxLOR, eco-friendly, made in L.A. women’s clothing brand kikaPaprika, product development and tour management for the Swedish hard-rock band Blindside, and has costume designed for 2 feature films including “Not That Funny” and the upcoming “Praying the Hours: Compline”.