December 27, 2012
Special thanks to GOOD and Cynthia E Smith, Curator of Socially Responsible Design at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York for naming my eponymous capsule collection a Best of 2012 in New Socially-Responsible Design. Totally flattered.
As a fashion designer and entrepreneur I'm devoted to creating products that are recognized for their design and practice. I do this in a manner that addresses some of the fashion industry's worst practices: expansive waste, product toxicity and exploitative labor.
Never one to ignore a problem I've adopted a zero-waste practice of designing and manufacturing clothing. I have chosen this path because I believe good design is pleasurable, timeless and leaves a positive impact on society. What does good design mean to you? NATALIA
Photo by Lauren Elle