VICENZI is an American Made clothing brand committed to natural, regenerative materials and a circular supply chain. For this latest Remade collection, available exclusively at BORO in Detroit and online at borodetroit.com, designer Allison Vicenzi utilized natural dyeing with indigo, madder, zinnia, turmeric, avocado, and marigold; hand embroidery; carved wooden block printing with eco-inks; and sewing reworks… Continue reading BORO hosts VICENZI Remade Collection Nº2
Author: allison v.
Designer and DIY'er in Detroit by way of NYC
Kids design a game for their school
Grade schoolers at the Educatio School in Livingston, MT worked on design thinking projects together as a team. For their final project, the kids conceived and launched a fishing game for their tree house space. See how they did it.
Hester Street Fair, NYC
Hester Street Fair is where we first started selling our designs and vintage finds, in the Autumn of 2017. Saturday Markets became opportune chances for us to collaborate with artist friends by inviting talented creators to debut and share their work at our booth. Hester Street Fair has always been an inviting space for first-time… Continue reading Hester Street Fair, NYC
Note on Beginnings
A new blazer cannot change your life – but it certainly changed mine.
Kyoto in May
36 hours to taste Japan
Field Trip for Inspiration: The Met / Gee’s Bend
File this under: Things To Do After Quarantine Ends Did you know you can schedule a free private viewing inside the Ratti Textile Center at The Metropolitan Museum of Art? Daily weekday appointments are available. With enough notice (at least 2 weeks), you can send in requests to view specific items from other departments, but trust me that the… Continue reading Field Trip for Inspiration: The Met / Gee’s Bend
How to sew a button
Too many garments get tossed before their expiration date because they’ve lost a button or two. Learn to replace your own in this quick video!
I wish more posts stated that we really don’t know what the future holds or why we are here, now. We simply cannot know for sure. Science cannot prove anything true. Even the most significant breakthroughs can only prove previously held truths false. Faith, on the flip side, is believing in something unprovable. We search… Continue reading Miseducated Guesses
Our Plastic Closet
Did you know most clothing is made of plastic? Petroleum-based fabrics have been the most popular choice for the past few decades but we are seeing a shift due to consumer demands for cleaner and safer alternatives. This talk goes into depth about how microplastics are affecting our environmental systems, what can we do to… Continue reading Our Plastic Closet