Kirin Rinehart

 
Kirin RinehartKirin Rinehart is an attorney, writer, and design lover based in California. Before she became an attorney, her creative passion led her through a variety of professional positions in the fields of apparel design, sustainable furniture design, and interior design.

When she isn't practicing law and chasing her rambunctious toddler, she keeps her love of fashion, art, and design alive through writing for Ecouterre.

South Africa’s The Joinery is Turning Fashion Into a Social Movement

South Africa’s The Joinery is Turning Fashion Into a Social Movement

“Do Something. Anything.” South African fashion brand The Joinery stands strong behind the belief that if everyone does something, no matter how small, all of us can make a difference and collectively

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Proud Mary Global Textiles Focuses on Empowerment, Not Pity

Proud Mary Global Textiles Focuses on Empowerment, Not Pity

Socially conscious lifestyle brand Proud Mary focuses on the mantra “Pride not Pity.” After volunteering in South America for Habitat for Humanity, owner Harper Poe was moved to create positive impact

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Gehrich’s Aussie-Made Outerwear Flaunts Sustainability, Timeless Style

Gehrich’s Aussie-Made Outerwear Flaunts Sustainability, Timeless Style

Engrained in Melbourne-based outerwear design house Gehrich’s ethos are two simple values: timeless style and quality over quantity. Focused on a “considered” design approach, Gehrich places great

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The Superfluous Culture Makes Unisex Ethical Fashion for Locavores

The Superfluous Culture Makes Unisex Ethical Fashion for Locavores

Hailing from Montreal, The Superfluous Culture takes fashion to a thought-provoking level through use of oxymoron and plenty of attitude. Synonyms of the word “superfluous” include unnecessary, being

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Mayamiko Recycles Italian Fabric Offcuts Into Fair-Trade Clothing

Mayamiko Recycles Italian Fabric Offcuts Into Fair-Trade Clothing

“One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” Most of us are familiar with the expression, but Paola Masperi of Mayamiko brought refreshing new meaning to an arguably tired phrase. Mayamiko’s

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Gamine’s “Honest” Denim Workwear for Women is Made in America

Gamine’s “Honest” Denim Workwear for Women is Made in America

For Taylor Johnston, a quote by Chuck Close sums up the inspiration behind Boston-based women’s workwear Gamine.: “Inspiration is for amateurs, the rest of us just show up and get to work.” As

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Kandals: Eco-Friendly, Cruelty-Free Shoes Worth Stepping Into

Kandals: Eco-Friendly, Cruelty-Free Shoes Worth Stepping Into

TOMS may have made the humanitarian concept of footwear famous, but Kandals hopes to bring a sustainable front to the industry through their line of versatile slip-on flats for women. Kandals’

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Edoheart’s Lingerie Collection Preserves African Textile Culture

Edoheart’s Lingerie Collection Preserves African Textile Culture

Eseohe Arhebamen-Yamasaki, better known as Edoheart, has a vision. It’s one of rediscovering, rebuilding, and replenishing local traditions and communities in Africa through art. She hopes that by

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Rekh & Datta’s Bahaus-Inspired Block Prints Elevate the Art of “Slow”

Rekh & Datta’s Bahaus-Inspired Block Prints Elevate the Art of “Slow”

Fashion trends may come and go, but for Rekh & Datta designer Rebecca Layton, “slow” is the way to go. By “slow” we mean the slow fashion movement. So what is the slow fashion

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Fischer: Effortlessly Cool Clothing for Men and Women, Made in America

Fischer: Effortlessly Cool Clothing for Men and Women, Made in America

“A man should look as if he has bought his clothes with intelligence, put them on with care and then forgotten all about them.” —Hardy Aimes Take a look at Fischer and it’s easy to see how

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Atelier Laure Paschoud’s Modular Clothing Lets You Customize Your Look

Atelier Laure Paschoud’s Modular Clothing Lets You Customize Your Look

The driving force behind Laure Paschoud’s collections for her label, Atelier Laure Paschoud, is the ability for each piece to tell a story. Whether inspired by a concept, like Braille, in her A/W 2012

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Ishi Makes Organic, Naturally Dyed Vests That Promote Livelihoods in India

Ishi Makes Organic, Naturally Dyed Vests That Promote Livelihoods in India

Very rarely does a fashion choice have the opportunity to make a profound influence on a global scale. For Harish Patel, a few compliments sparked an idea that became the Ishi vest. After returning from a

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Annie + Jade Bridges the Gap Between Sustainability, Boutique Fashion

Annie + Jade Bridges the Gap Between Sustainability, Boutique Fashion

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Sara C Recreates “Nature’s Edge” by Launching Eco-Ethical Collection

Sara C Recreates “Nature’s Edge” by Launching Eco-Ethical Collection

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Natalia Allen’s Minimalist Dresses Are Made by Robots in the U.S.A.

Natalia Allen’s Minimalist Dresses Are Made by Robots in the U.S.A.

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Buy One of Activyst’s L.A.-Made Gym Bags, Help a Girl Play Sports

Buy One of Activyst’s L.A.-Made Gym Bags, Help a Girl Play Sports

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Jesse Kamm Exemplifies California Cool With Her Handprinted Eco-Apparel

Jesse Kamm Exemplifies California Cool With Her Handprinted Eco-Apparel

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Hellen van Rees Turns Scrap Yarn Into Chanel-Inspired Wearable Sculptures

Hellen van Rees Turns Scrap Yarn Into Chanel-Inspired Wearable Sculptures

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