VIRTUAL VENDOR LOUNGE
TERINA NICOLE HILL | Friday, September 11
Terina Nicole is a New Jersey native who creates beautiful, bold statement pieces for art & design lovers primarily from upcycled leather. She is the designer and founder of Jypsea Leathergoods, a line of luxe leather home goods, handbags and jewelry. She is also the author of "ENVISION: The Young Accessory Designer's Guide to Collection Development", the co-founder of DIYMakersCon, a conference for creative women makers. Terina's most recent and proudest venture is The Fashion Design Center of South Jersey, which she founded to make design education available to Camden, NJ's residents.
MAGPIES & PEACOCKS | Saturday, September 12
Magpies & Peacocks, Inc. is the nation’s only 501(c)3 non-profit design house dedicated to the collection and sustainable reuse of post-consumer clothing, scrap textiles and accessories diverted from landfill – in order to disrupt the cycle of waste in the fashion industry and mitigate its enormous environmental and social impact. We collaborate with a network of designers, makers and artists to create unique up-cycled products, provide a resource library of reusable material for the creative community, offer skill building and sustainability education, and incubate circular fashion innovation. Our model rests on four pillars: Collaborate, Create, Educate and Invest. Collaborate: Connecting local local businesses, donors, artists, designers, and educators Create: Producing up-cycled high quality, socially responsible products and solutions Educate: Providing training, sustainability mentorship, raw materials, and support for emerging makers and designers Invest: Supporting local grassroots organizations and community workforce development.
RICE LOVE | Wednesday, September 16
Rice Love's mission is to help end global hunger. We are not a non-profit, we are a social enterprise. We fund this cause through the sale of our products. For every item we make, we hand-deliver 1 kilo of rice to a family in need in India.
VINTAGE CARTEL AZ | Wednesday, September 16
I enjoy sourcing and curating unique and one-of a kind vintage garments for the individual who's not afraid to step outside their comfort zone.
SPARTAN MADE | Wednesday, September 16
Spartan Made makes durable, heirloom-quality soft goods in a solar-powered 1947 travel trailer in the Catskills of upstate NY. Our products are designed and built with minimalism, beauty, a zero-waste ethos, the finest materials, and attention to detail.
TAU DESIGN (SPECIAL MENTION)
Tau Design, Research and Development is founded and run by Dr. Attila Joseph Farkas with the aim of providing creative solutions to clients by merging the fields of Cognitive Psychology, Application development and 3D Computer Graphics.
Over 5 years of experience working with diverse teams of Programmers, Clinicians, Scientists and Designers provided a solid foundation for creatively collaborating with people to communicate a solution to the given problem.