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Second Chance Products: Made in Prison

Second Chance Products: Made in Prison

Yesterday, I received a package from Belgium… and a happy surprise inside! My Viva La Vida bags were published in an educational book entitled, Basics Fashion Design 12: A Practical Guide to Sustainable Fashion and they used an image from the Destination Mexico store exhibit at MOMA, featuring my mesh bags as an example in the book.

The collection of handmade accessories was developed through the El Cereso Prison Craft programme in Mexico City. The products were made in 100% recyclable polyethylene.

We need to RESTORE the HUMAN CAPITAL that society seems to have discarded…

http://www.bloomsbury.com/us/a-practical-guide-to-sustainable-fashion-9782940496143/

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I BOUGHT NOTHING IN 2013!!

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I made that decision last year after the Rana Plaza disaster… It was challenging not to feel like an old photograph and my clothes wore down pretty fast, but it served as a valuable meditation process.

My friend Melissa Kirgan gifted me a beautiful dress from EkoLab and boots that have an added value for me now… and for special ocations I borrowed dresses from my sisters and close friends. I think it strengthened our bond… Since I know how to mend and alter my clothes, I was able to appreciate creative moments and reevaluate time.

For 2014 I plan to buy only clothing made with quality ingredients, from local designers (mostly friends) and my first pair of 3×1 jeans, made in soho.

I just bought new sneakers!! the Flyknit from Nike that I really wanted, they are replacing my old pair since 2006! I didn’t mind looking terrible in them at the gym, because I got a lot of milage from them, haha!!

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