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Ethical Closet Series: Sigál

Ethical Closet Series

Ethical Closet Series: Sigál

Don't miss: Instagram Live with Gabriella Smith and Sigal Cohen, May 7th 6pm EST @gabriellasmith! In this week's Ethical Closet Series we speak to Sigal Cohen, founder and designer of SIGÁL, a brand that creates beautiful and ethical tropical resort wear.  Miami-based, Venezuelan designer, Sigal Cohen Wolkowiez is the sole creative force behind her namesake label SIGÁL. In 2008, Wolkowiez, a trained graphic designer, completed a Printed Textiles Program at London's Royal College of Art. Immediately after graduating from the program, she began handcrafting textiles with motifs including watercolor prints, ink illustrations, and collage techniques for various clients in the fashion...

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Ethical Closet Series: JetLagMode

Ethical Closet Series

Ethical Closet Series: JetLagMode

The Upcycle Foundation is excited to introduce the Ethical Closet Series!  A series of interviews and Live conversations that celebrate the sustainability efforts of our favorite brands!  Our goal with this initiative is to provide you with brands that are good for the planet and good for the people, so that you can build an Ethical Closet that is true to your style. This week we talked to Carolina Baena, founder and designer of the accessory brand JetLagMode. Don't miss our Instagram Live with Carolina on Friday May 1st, 6pm EST at @gabriellasmith. Read interview below:      UP: Tells us about your brand, why did...

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Face-to-Face: Paraiso Live with Amahlia Stevens, founder of Vitamin A Swim

Face-to-Face: Paraiso Live with Amahlia Stevens, founder of Vitamin A Swim

Amahlia Stevens, founder of Vitamin A Swim and Gabriella Smith, founder of UpCycle Foundation. When we started our Instagram Live through Paraiso Miami Beach's page yesterday with Amahlia Stevens, the founder of Vitamin A, the first thing we noticed is the wonderful and calm energy she radiates with. At their school, Amahlia’s children are taught  the importance of daily rhythm, the way to stay organized and focused throughout the day, something she personally finds very important.  “I’m seeing how helpful it is for adults as well.,” she added at the beginning of the interview.The talk was led by Gabriella Smith,...

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#WRECares 1 Mask 1 World

#WRECares 1 Mask 1 World

World Red Eye Benefitting UpCycle Foundation Make Masks • Donate Masks • Save Lives For every $3 you give on our GoFundMe page we will donate 1 mask to our Health Heroes! Our goal is to donate 10,000 masks! One hundred percent of your contribution helps support #WRECares network of seamstresses and their materials used to make masks so we can help save lives. Link: https://www.gofundme.com/f/WRECaresxUpcycleFoundation About #WRECares:In response to COVID-19, World Red Eye launched #WRECares on March 23, 2020. World Red Eye has transitioned its website WorldRedEye.com into an informative hub for the Miami community to share updates and resources...

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UpCycle Foundation X Unedited XYZ

UpCycle Foundation X Unedited XYZ

In response to the global pandemic caused by COVID-19, we have joined likeminded brand Unedited XYZ on the commitment to help our community. Unedited XYZ is a Miami local brand that crafts gender neutral hand-made clothes that are all one-of-a-kind and made from upcycled materials. In response to COVID-19 they have created the awesome "Social Distancing Expert" t-shirt to help us get through this rough patch with a little humor and helping the ones in need.  For every "Social Distancing Expert" t-shirt sold we will donate one mask on your name to this a first responder. The t-shirt is available in black, white, and gray and can be bought at...

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