Amanda Coen

 
Amanda CoenAmanda is a writer and photographer based in New York. Originally from the Finger Lakes region of NY, she was never one to sit still. She has lived in the Philippines, Australia, Brazil, Portugal, Spain and Peru and remains an avid traveler. She graduated from Macalester College with a major in International Studies and a minor in Studio Art. She then spent two years in Madrid where she was the theater and dance editor for InMadrid, taught in a public, bilingual school and completed a professional photography course at EFTI. She recently returned from a four month stay in Peru where she worked on several projects with Awamaki, a textile-based NGO in the Sacred Valley.

Amanda enjoys covering stories about sustainability, culture, international development and design. In her free time you can find her cooking with friends, going for a run, biking and pursuing her creative projects.

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Firma’s Multifunctional Clothes Honor Slovenian Traditions, Workmanship

Firma’s Multifunctional Clothes Honor Slovenian Traditions, Workmanship

Photos by Amanda Coen for Ecouterre Firma released its Autumn/Winter 2013 Inside Straight collection, revealing several distinctly Eastern European touches. The Slovenian label is designed by Sanja Grcic

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CrOp by David Peck Goes on a Tropical Vacation for Summer 2013

CrOp by David Peck Goes on a Tropical Vacation for Summer 2013

CrOp by David Peck’s Spring/Summer 2013 collection is a tall, cool drink of water on a sweltering summer’s day. Ethically produced in Houston, the womenswear line builds on the brand’s

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State Takes the “Farm to Hanger” Approach to American-Made Fashion

State Takes the “Farm to Hanger” Approach to American-Made Fashion

Photos by Amanda Coen for Ecouterre Adrienne Antonson of State designs clothing according to her own calendar. Turned off by the fast fashion cycle, Antonson takes a thoughtful and resourceful approach to

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Kate Fletcher’s “Local Wisdom” Promotes Clothing as Personal Narrative

Kate Fletcher’s “Local Wisdom” Promotes Clothing as Personal Narrative

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Thread & Loom’s Fairly Hand-Loomed Bags Fund Girls’ Education in India

Thread & Loom’s Fairly Hand-Loomed Bags Fund Girls’ Education in India

Photos by Amanda Coen for Ecouterre Socially-driven accessories company, Thread & Loom introduces itself to the world with a line of handbags that make for the perfect spring and summer carry-all

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Vaute, Farm Sanctuary Host “Fashion Loves Animals” Vegan Runway Show

Vaute, Farm Sanctuary Host “Fashion Loves Animals” Vegan Runway Show

Photos by Amanda Coen for Ecouterre VAUTE Couture made yet another appearance at Fashion Loves Animals to celebrate and raise awareness about the benefits of vegan fashion. The fashion show and cocktail

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Vegan “It” Designer Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart Goes Beyond Faux Fur, Leather

Vegan “It” Designer Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart Goes Beyond Faux Fur, Leather

Photos by Amanda Coen for Ecouterre Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart debuted the first all-eco, all-vegan collection at New York Fashion Week to critical acclaim. We caught up with the cruelty-free designer at the

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Liz Collins Uses Upcycled Knits to Explore “Void” in Fashion Consumption

Liz Collins Uses Upcycled Knits to Explore “Void” in Fashion Consumption

New York based artist and designer Liz Collins creates groundbreaking structural and surreal designs using machine knitting. Her latest exhibit, “The Void,” examines fashion consumption and includes

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Help Manufacture NY Bring Garment Jobs Back to the U.S.A.

Help Manufacture NY Bring Garment Jobs Back to the U.S.A.

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Join Kollabora, Awamaki on a “Collaborative Crafting” Workshop in Peru

Join Kollabora, Awamaki on a “Collaborative Crafting” Workshop in Peru

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Titania Inglis Brings Dark Fairy Tales to Fall 2013 NY Fashion Week

Titania Inglis Brings Dark Fairy Tales to Fall 2013 NY Fashion Week

Photos by Amanda Coen for Ecouterre Titania Inglis returned to New York Fashion Week on Wednesday with her Fall/Winter 2013 collection. Inspired by fairytales and parallel universes, the collection

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Voz Brings Artisan-Crafted Chilean Knits to Fall 2013 NY Fashion Week

Voz Brings Artisan-Crafted Chilean Knits to Fall 2013 NY Fashion Week

Voz celebrated its first New York Fashion Week by showing off its latest collection of hand-woven wool, baby alpaca and llama shawls, ponchos, tunics, dresses and coats. The Chile-based fair trade company

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Leanne Marshall Flirts With the Dark Side at Fall 2013 NY Fashion Week

Leanne Marshall Flirts With the Dark Side at Fall 2013 NY Fashion Week

Photos by Amanda Coen for Ecouterre Leanne Marshall’s Fall/Winter 2013 collection has a heavier and more serious feeling than previous collections. Filled with black, golds and corals, the

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Samantha Pleet Gets Post-Impressionistic at Fall 2013 NY Fashion Week

Samantha Pleet Gets Post-Impressionistic at Fall 2013 NY Fashion Week

Photos by Amanda Coen for Ecouterre Samantha Pleet may have taken a break from formally presenting her FW2013 collection, but the young designer has by no means been standing idle. Celebrating the opening

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Suzanne Rae Takes the Habit at Fall 2013 New York Fashion Week

Suzanne Rae Takes the Habit at Fall 2013 New York Fashion Week

Photos by Amanda Coen for Ecouterre Suzanne Rae FW2013 is all about self-confidence and feeling comfortable with your inner self. Drawing inspiration from a unique sector of the service industry, Suzanne

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Vaute’s Vegan Fall 2013 Collection Goes to the Dogs at NY Fashion Week

Vaute’s Vegan Fall 2013 Collection Goes to the Dogs at NY Fashion Week

Photos by Amanda Coen for Ecouterre Vegan diets are all the craze but vegan fashion is a term that is gaining traction as the likes of Vaute begin to hit the runway. The emerging label by Leanne Mai-ly

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Billy Wolf’s Eco-Friendly Dog Jackets, Bandanas Are Handmade in NYC

Billy Wolf’s Eco-Friendly Dog Jackets, Bandanas Are Handmade in NYC

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Help Voz Bring Its Artisan-Crafted Chilean Clothing to NY Fashion Week

Help Voz Bring Its Artisan-Crafted Chilean Clothing to NY Fashion Week

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