purpleandlime

purpleandlime Jewelry and Wearables

purpleandlime is a line of super-fun and luxurious womenswear, jewelry, and accessories created by Rebecca George. Based in Chicago, it features a mix of comfortable separates and couture statement pieces with an emphasis on color and texture. Favorite materials include fake fur, acrylic, and felt. purpleandlime clothing and accessories are easily mixed-and-matched both with pieces in each collection and with items that the shopper already has in her closet.

Rebecca is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio and attended Walnut Hills High School. She graduated from the University of Michigan in Art History and Geology and then earned a degree in Fashion Design and Marketing from the American Intercontinental University in London, England. Highlights of her career include having several pieces from her graduation collection featured in the international fashion magazine i-D (UK, Feb. 2007) and working on men’s leather pouches for the movie Elizabeth: The Golden Age (which won an Oscar for Best Costume).

TuscanyCreative

TuscanyCreative Felt Toys and Ornaments

My name is Katie and I am a former third grade teacher, now stay-at-home Mom of three. My kids are my inspiration for all the toys and gifts I design and make. All new creations have to be approved by my daughter Tuscany, who I named my shop after. Once I had my second child I decided to leave teaching so I could raise my daughter and son. With lots of creative energy to spare I started making fun and cute things for my six year old daughter Tuscany, my 2 year old son Agostino and my nieces in NYC. That’s when I knew I was really onto something special and decided to open my own store. Now I get to share all my creations with you! I have been in business for about 2 years and have sent my goodies to children in 40 states as well as 6 countries outside the Unites States. I also sell my creations in boutiques in New York & Chicago.

Wildlight / Haulage Road

Wildlight/Haulage Road Upcycled Bags & Hardcover Journals

Haulage Road lies where gravel gives way to nostalgia, to years of memories, to reliving, for a brief moment, everything that once was. When the dust clears, we keep along accompanied only by the things we carry. Formerly greenie bean recycle, which began in 2007, Haulage Road is an independent line of carryables including handcrafted utilitarian tote bags sewed from reclaimed textiles and journals from salvaged books.

I began making tote bags from reclaimed materials in 2007 and utilized my craft as activism, an opportunity to educate others on all things political, beautiful, and life affirming while striving to radically minimize my eco-existence. Today, I pair that practicality with the nostalgia of my rural upbringing, a childhood that was equal parts grit and gravel, wild and free.

I live in Portage Park, a neighborhood on the northwest-side of Chicago, where we work to transform our big, red urban farmhouse into a thoughtful community. A practicing vegetarian and aspiring yoga instructor, I enjoy dabbling in urban homesteading, gathering garden harvest in my skirt, and napping in our sunroom with Killer Queen and Jubilee.

I believe that grasping selflessly and selfishly to each other can shake the world. I aspire to bring renewal to the earth, solitude to my spirit, and peace to humanity through the conscious decisions regarding my daily living. My hope is for your inspiration through my journey toward a family-nurturing home, vegetarian diet, handmade living, and a low-impact environmental existence. Let’s enter into this walk together.

Katie Canavan

I’m Katie Canavan, a textile artist who lives & works in Los Angeles. After watching my mom make quilts, I took a quilting class at age 8. The year was 1992 and I haven’t stopped sewing since. I went to Michigan State University to study Acting & Costume Design, and I taught all my friends and roommates how to knit.  I love to take something old – whether a bookcase or a vintage sheet – and give it new life. I’m inspired by nature & the nostalgic and I’m completely obsessed with color.

 

Megan Lee Designs

Little did Megan Owdom-Weitz know that receiving an antique Singer sewing machine would open a door to the next phase of her life…a doorway to crafty, crazy and fabulous fun times! Well, it was the sewing machine – and screenprinting classes – that gave Megan the key to unlock the door and see how her love for graphic design, fashion and hand drawn illustration could become a full-time business.

Although an artist and crafter from way back, it wasn’t until 2003 that Megan started to put her creativity to the test with the old Singer and expand her design portfolio. She experimented with fabrics and textiles – creating one-of-a kind purses, sockdogs (cuddy, soft little doggies made out of colorful socks!) and gifts – and quickly made a name for herself in the Chicago independent craft scene.

Every Megan Lee Design begins with a pencil drawing, which she then scans, prints and burns to a screen, and finally prints one-by-one on her table-top press. Her cute and quirky designs can be found on t-shirts, tunic dresses, totes and greeting cards and are inspired by her love of animals, food, nature and the midwest.

Megan’s signature “Midwest is Best” heart can be found all over Chicago and across the country.

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