Six Puerto Rican Eco-Designers featured in Urban Tropical Pop Up at Kaight
Brooklyn, NY June 15, 2013 — Kate McGregor owner of Kaight the pioneer retailer in theeco – fashion movement is hosting the first Urban Tropical Pop Up Shop featuring six emerging sustainably minded clothing and jewelry labels from Puerto Rico. From Saturday, June 15th, to Sunday June 22nd, Brooklynites and Manhattanites alike can shop from a selection of indie fashion and jewelry from Puerto Rico, curated by local eco-designer, Auralís Herrero-Lugo for Puerto Rico Diseña in New York.
“ I am always excited to offer new points of view in sustainable design, especially from different parts of the world. I know that our clients will be very pleased with this selection from Puerto Rico’s bustling creative scene” — Kate McGregor
“ Puerto Rico is experiencing a boom in creative entrepreneurship and design, there is a lot of new talent emerging into the design scene with modern sensibilities, yet very rooted in their tropical origins.” Auralis Herrero-Lugo
Jewelry designers who embrace sustainability in their work will be showcased including Raiza Ascanio’s organic cotton and hemp knots necklaces and Fililí’s tribal inspired designs made from recycled fabrics and metals to Swish Wish’s contemporary and minimalist take on weaponry and earthy necklaces using crystals.
The shop will feature clothing designed and made in Puerto Rico by three of the island’s earth friendly fashion designers including Sally Torres Vega’s intricately sculpture-like silhouettes woven with natural fibres and high-quality craftsmanship, Consuelo’s silk cross back dresses and tops and everyone’s favorite for summer, the Auralís’ jumper.
There will be a kick off event on Saturday June 15, 2013 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm with Puerto Rican rum infused cocktails and appearances by all designers. The pop up shop aims to be an infusion of summer and caribbean beaches to the shopping experience at Kaight. The store is located on 382 Atlantic Avenue and will be open from 11:30-7:30pm.
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