Jennifer Smith

 
Jennifer SmithJennifer is an apparel designer, recently transplanted to Brooklyn via Los Angeles. After graduating with a BFA in fashion from the Savannah College of Art and Design, Jenn began designing for TULLE, a small boutique line with mass-market appeal.

After years of dealing with overseas production and pumping out 30-plus designs per season, she began to think more and more about slow fashion and the importance of sustainable design. With a little help from a faltering economy and its resulting layoffs, Jenn left L.A. for NYC, in the hopes of pursuing new opportunities and challenges in keeping with her objectives.

She is now interning at ARAKS, a designer of high-end lingerie and ready-to-wear. She hopes to wiggle her way into the New York fashion industry and eventually start her own line of eco-friendly apparel.

Pauline in Love’s Organic “Snakeskin” Canvas Shoe is Kind to People, Too

Pauline in Love’s Organic “Snakeskin” Canvas Shoe is Kind to People, Too

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Shibori-Dyed Silk Shawl by Natureroots Offers Affordable Luxury

Shibori-Dyed Silk Shawl by Natureroots Offers Affordable Luxury

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Anamu Recycles Vintage Bandanas into Southwest-Style Clutches, Cuffs

Anamu Recycles Vintage Bandanas into Southwest-Style Clutches, Cuffs

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Natalie Rae Richardson’s Animal-Inspired Eco-Fashion is Faux to a Fault

Natalie Rae Richardson’s Animal-Inspired Eco-Fashion is Faux to a Fault

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Would You Pay $995 For Hudson’s “Resurrected” Eco-Jeans?

Would You Pay $995 For Hudson’s “Resurrected” Eco-Jeans?

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The Latest Outrageous Headgear: Braided Pompadours From Human Hair

The Latest Outrageous Headgear: Braided Pompadours From Human Hair

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Grain’s Colorful “Chi-Chi” Textile Necklaces Support Guatemalan Artisans

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Studio JUX: Eco-Fashion That Takes Care of Both People and Planet

Studio JUX: Eco-Fashion That Takes Care of Both People and Planet

Jitske Lundgren, founder of Studio JUX, really know his clothes. The Dutch designer’s men’s and women’s collections, which comprise organic and all-natural fabrics, feature utterly

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C. Marchuska’s Fall 2010 Line Caps Off New York Green Fashion Week

C. Marchuska’s Fall 2010 Line Caps Off New York Green Fashion Week

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Gary Harvey Brings “Dumpster-Chic” Couture to the GreenShows

Gary Harvey Brings “Dumpster-Chic” Couture to the GreenShows

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Mociun: Modern, Bauhaus-Inspired Eco-Fashion

Mociun: Modern, Bauhaus-Inspired Eco-Fashion

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Above + Below Upcycles Fabric From London’s Transit System into Streetwise Sneakers

Above + Below Upcycles Fabric From London’s Transit System into Streetwise Sneakers

For Robert Taylor and Caroline Read of Above + Below London, the seats on London’s Tube trains and buses offer more than a means of conveyance. They’re also an incredible source of vintage

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Prismera’s Recycled Stainless Steel Jewelry Are Built to Last

Prismera’s Recycled Stainless Steel Jewelry Are Built to Last

Industrial designers have always valued steel for its strength and durability. Surprisingly, this venerable material is also quite eco-friendly, an added bonus that makes it the ideal choice for

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Vaute Couture’s Vegan Coats Epitomize Effortless Chic

Vaute Couture’s Vegan Coats Epitomize Effortless Chic

If winter’s swift approach is throwing you into a state of wardrobe panic, allay your cold-weather woes by turning to someone who knows a thing or two about below-freezing temps. Meet Leanne Mai-ly

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Tara St. James’ Upcycled Zipper Jewelry is Fasten-ating

Tara St. James’ Upcycled Zipper Jewelry is Fasten-ating

For the average person, a zipper equals closure. And even though exposed fasteners are decidedly on-trend, they still serve a utilitarian function.  For Montreal-born, Brooklyn-based designer Tara St.

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Renee Corrick’s 6 Degrees: Eco-Fashion Inspired by Aeronautic Engineering

Renee Corrick’s 6 Degrees: Eco-Fashion Inspired by Aeronautic Engineering

Photo by Drew Brennen Depending on how you look at it, aeronautics has nothing or everything to do with fashion design. In Renee Corrick’s case, it’s undoubtedly the latter, and the erstwhile

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Claudia Schulz’s Handmade Wool-Felt Hats Are Top Notch

Claudia Schulz’s Handmade Wool-Felt Hats Are Top Notch

Even the most fastidious fashionista finds herself occasionally craving the comfort of her favorite jeans and well-worn T-shirt. Luckily, these captivating toppers from Vancouver-based milliner Claudia

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