For Immediate Release
Contact: Kathleen Tesnakis, 518-274-0813
STYLISH ECO-FASHION DESIGNER SETS UP SHOP IN CHELSEA, NYC, DEC. 10-23
‘e ko logic makes ‘green’ apparel worn around the world
MANHATTAN (Nov. 30) — ‘e ko logic, the designer of ‘green’ clothing worn around the world, will showcase its high-style, eco-friendly apparel at the Chelsea Market from Dec. 10 to Dec. 23, during the JINGLE holiday pop-up store.
“We were making fashionable ‘green’ clothing before ‘green’ was in fashion,” said designer Kathleen Tesnakis, who founded ‘e ko logic in 1996.
‘e ko logic is a husband-and-wife team, based in Troy, N.Y., that uses recycled cashmere and post-consumer fabric to create one-of-a-kind hats, scarves and sweaters for men and women. They also make cashmere dresses and skirts.
Every item made by ‘e ko logic is unique because of the way Tesnakis gathers and assembles her materials. After hunting down discarded cashmere sweaters and other fabric treasures, she dismantles each article of clothing while taking the time to recognize its individual character and beauty. Finally, she transforms the material by joining it with other pieces to give an old garment a new life and purpose.
“There’s a little magic and a lot of love in each piece we construct,” Tesnakis said. “We can’t request our palette. We use what we find.”
‘e ko logic clothing is sought-after by the environmentally conscious and fashion conscious alike, from New York to Japan. Even a few celebrities, like Lee Ranaldo, of the iconic rock band Sonic Youth, are sporting ‘e ko logic apparel.
Accessories by ‘e ko logic cost between $72 to $120, while clothing prices range from $242 to $570.
Most of ‘e ko logic’s wholesale business comes from New York City, which is why the company relocated from Portland, Ore. to upstate New York in 2002. They are now housed in a century-old building that was originally used to recycle left-over textile scraps from the Troy shirt collar and cuff industry. To date, ‘e ko logic has recycled more than seven tons of post-consumer clothing.
New Yorkers can purchase ‘e ko logic clothing at Cog & Pearl in Brooklyn, and Arleen Bowman in Manhattan. Accessories by ‘e ko logic are available at the Museum of Art & Design in Manhattan.
This December, ‘e ko logic will join several independent designers who will be selling clothing, jewelry, stationery, and art made from recycled products during the Chelsea Market JINGLE holiday pop up store.
Chelsea Market is located at 75 9th Avenue (Between 15th and 16th Streets). JINGLE’s grand opening is Dec. 10 at 4 p.m. The event continues through Dec. 23. Hours are Monday through Friday 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
“We like to think of the Jingle as Brigadoon in Manhattan. It’s a special place that only appears once per year, full of creative energy and talented artists,” Tesnakis said. “Most people don’t know where their clothing was manufactured. Buying directly from the designer is a meaningful way to shop for clothes.”
For information, visit: http://www.ekologic.com .
For images and an ‘e ko logic logo, visit: http://duncancrary.com/clients/ekologic.html
Contact Kathleen Tesnakis at 518-274-0813 or 518-867-1864 (mobile).