Posted by Amber Camper on January 25, 2012
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Brazilian Designer Walleska Tepping to Exhibit Eco Apparel and Accessory Line at New York’s International Gift Fair
Dallas, Texas, USA - January 25, 2012 - Designer’s Clothing, Jewelry Promotes Sustainability, Provides Jobs
Dallas based, Brazilian born artist and entrepreneur Walleska Alena Tepping will feature her collection of high-end products handmade from recycled resources and natural materials at New York’s International Gift Fair. The show will take place January 27 through Thursday, February 2nd at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center and will include clothing, jewelry, and handbags under the Walleska Ecochicc label.
As a line creating upscale, sustainable products, calling the brand Ecochicc has its obvious implications, but as an acronym for the larger mission of the brand, the dynamic founder and co-designer insists that the realized products are only one aspect of an Ecologically Conscious Organization Celebrating, Honoring, and Inspiring Creative Communities.
“Growing up in Brazil, recycling was a way of life,” Tepping explains. “A country so rich in natural resources and so limited in financial opportunity meant being very resourceful. As an art teacher, my mother’s motto was ‘Nothing wasted--always transformed.’” With this in mind, the designer has remained close to the culture that first planted her creative seed. Because of the popularity and quality of her unique products, Tepping has been able to provide jobs through the principles of fair trade to several communities of Brazilian women and a few independent artists in the US.
The artisans play a large role in the manufacturing and design of each individual product. Despite working most closely with unconventional materials like aluminum pull tabs and organic seeds, Walleska delivers a level of craftsmanship and detail with each handmade product that Ecochicc rivals leading high end apparel and accessory lines.
Selected by leading trend informant Fashion Snoops as a top label, Ecochicc has been featured in WWD, D Magazine, America’s Mart Magazine, and various independent publications. Walleska Ecochicc is sold in several upscale boutiques throughout the country and overseas such as London, Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Canada. The NY International Gift Fair expects more than 35,000 attendees from 85+ countries as a marketplace for lifestyle, home and gifts. Walleska Ecochicc will be featured in the NY International Gift Fair’s SustainAbility: Design for a Better World® showcasing the ELM 09 Petal Clutch. The Ecochicc booth will be located in Personal Accessories on the first level of the Javits Center in booth 8732.
Walleska Ecochicc is based out of Dallas, TX. For more on the Ecochicc movement, the product, or to donate aluminum can tabs to Walleska Ecochicc, please visit www.ecochicc.com, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ecologically Conscious Organization
Celebrating Honoring Inspiring Creative Communities