Abigail Doan

 
Abigail DoanAbigail Doan, Ecouterre's textiles editor, is an eco-textile artist and writer based in NYC, Sofia, Bulgaria, and rural Italy. Educated at Princeton University and at The School of the Arts at Purchase College, she is a regular contributor to Eco Fashion World, The Ethical Fashion Forum, Goodlifer, and Inhabitat, as well as her own art and fashion blog, Ecco*Eco.

Abigail's fiber installation work has been exhibited in conjunction with the United Nations Environment Programme, Conflux, The LAND/an art site in New Mexico, as well as with Greenmuseum.org and other international venues.

When not writing about sustainability and textiles, she is busy restoring a 14th century farmhouse in Tuscany with her husband, twin toddlers, and extended family.

In 2009, Abigail exhibited her recycled fiber forms in Finland, the American Southwest, and at the Hunterdon Museum of Art in Clinton, NJ. Her work is also featured in the new book, Green Guide For Artists. During 2010 she will exhibit in 'What Matters Most' in conjunction with ecoartspace at Exit Art and also curate an exhibit entitled, '(Re)Fashioning Fiber'.

Follow Abigail on Twitter @abidoan.

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