Thursday, January 29, 2009

Organik Clothing is Seeking a Sales Rep

Location: NorthWest
Experience: 2 years
Rate: Commission

Job Description:
Organik Clothing is a fast growing, under the radar, beach lifestyle company based in beautiful Hawaii. We feature men's & women's graphic printed boutique fashion using sustainable materials such as bamboo, organic cotton & recycled materials. Organik is seeking independent sales representatives to cover multiple territories throughout the United States.

We have accounts across the USA including Fred Segal & Whole Foods as well as accounts in Seattle & Portland. Organik launched in 2007 and has been climbing uphill ever since as we are always seeking new retail accounts. We've got lots of press including OK Weekly, Modern Luxury, Heavywater Magazine, Spa Hawaii Magazine,newspapers, online magazines, and blogs.
Organik is offering 10% commission & bonuses.

Responsibilities include maintaining and opening new retail accounts, take orders, place reorders, provide customer service, set up retailers with marketing displays, etc.

• Experienced sales rep with existing accounts
• Highly motivated, organized and reliable individual
• Computer and internet marketing skills
• Ability to travel within NW territory

Qualified Applicants: Submit resume to


Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Beauty Revolution Magazine is Here!

Beauty Revolution Magazine, a sustainable fashion and lifestyles magazine headquartered in Seattle, Wash., released its first issue today. It can be viewed at

Targeted at fashion-world insiders, the magazine seeks to bridge the gap between eco-conscious practices and everyday decisions.
In keeping with that mission, Beauty Revolution will remain an online product, with one print edition mailed to subscribers, annually.

A launch party is being planned for Feb. 27.
To join our news list or for other questions, contact:

Susan Alveshere
Editor in Chief

Sharon Altaras
Managing Editor

To schedule an interview, contact:

Janaéa Riddle

To advertise in Beauty Revolution Magazine, contact:

Mark Byrne
Account Executive

Lisa Freeman
Account Executive

More about us:
Magazine founders Susan Alveshere and Janaéa Riddle are board members of the Seattle chapter of Fashion Group International, a global, not-for-profit industry alliance. Alveshere also is an acclaimed artist and Riddle formerly served as associate publisher for Today's Seattle Woman Newspaper. Managing Editor Sharon Altaras formerly covered business for award-winning Washington CEO Magazine.
A talented group of writers, graphic designers, photographers, makeup artists and stylists rounds out the Beauty Revolution team.

More Project Red Dress Information

FGI Members and Friends,
Project Red Dress is on a roll. FGI Seattle's most exciting and lavish event of the year is kicking into high gear and we are excited! Each day we recieve more support from local boutiques, designers, and the Seattle community. Some of our newest sponsors include: Gene Juarez Salon, Clutch, Seattle Picks, SMG Modeling, and Totally Chocolate. Plus, Brooke and Monti from Movin 92.5's morning show, The Ladies Room will be emceeing our evening's event!

With limited VIP and Student tickets, the tickets are selling quickly. Buy your tickets now at!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

FGI Seattle Member Andrew Dyrdahl - Supima Design Winner!

Sunday, January 18, 2009
SUPIMA ON THE WEB: Fashion Week Daily

NEW YORK —— Supima's second Competition for Emerging Designers is the lead story in this week's "Chic Report" on industry leader Fashion Week Daily.

Here, in a story headlined "Cotton Chic" and illustrated with a huge photo (at right) of Thommy Douglass's scarf-neck Supima gown, is what Meg Prossnitz had to say in her "Runway Fever" column: It could have been a Project Runway challenge: aspiring designers must create a complete collection using only cotton. But last night’s event at Gotham Hall was no reality tv show–it was the second annual Supima Competition for Emerging Designers. Preparation began last November, when designer hopefuls went to the Thompson Hotel armed with portfolios and prepared to face a panel of judges including Parsons professor and Costume Institute fellowship holder Lisa Santandrea. The 21 finalists selected who showed at the event were Astrid Brucker, Nikki Demoneris, Victor De Souza, Thommy Douglass, Andrew C. Dyrdahl, Ari Harris, Yin Ting Huang, Lina Gatineau-Elder, Marie Jdo, Nicole Jimenez, Kimenna, Lisa Lau, Katya Leonovich, Albert Lopez, Christine Mayes, Anna McCraney, Karen Sabag, Kurt Smith, Courtney Yates, and Prizy Sebastian.

Innovative interpretations of these traditional fabrics won awards, such as Andrew Dyrdahl, who took home the prize for best knit design for his jersey long-sleeved gown with a corset made of Supima cotton and denim (”I love the contrast of soft and rigid,” the designer explained) and a voluminous maroon ballskirt of shirting paried with a saffron jersey crop top. “I really like to do eveningwear out of non-traditional fabrics. Anyone can take amazing fabric and make a beautiful dress out of it, but to take an ordinary fabric and make something extraordinary is much more of a challenge.” Kimenna, winner of best in show, cited the architecture of Antonio Gaudi as the inspiration for her designs. Argentinian Victor de Souza, who took home the prize for best execution in denim, cited his inspiration as “Reworked classics.” He lived up to the notion with a beige evening gown that we never would have guessed was made of denim.

Supima VP of marketing Buxton Midyette stressed the versatility of the fabric. “It’s all about rethinking why luxury denim is just in jeans and why super strong knits are only in t-shirts, why shirting only ends up in shirting. There’s potential for so much more than that. The runway is no longer just the domain of taffeta, organza, and silks.” Judging from the innovative designs the new crop of designers sent down the runway, prepare to be blown away.

Have news you want to share with FGI members? Just email me your info!!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Project Red Dress Press Release

Contact: Courtney Russell FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Phone: 425.691.7606


February 13, 2009 marks the second annual Project Red Dress event in Seattle, WA, and is sure to evoke passion and compassion from all involved. In conjunction with the American Heart Association's annual Go Red! Awareness initiative, Project Red Dress aims to support and honor the organization through this unique event.

The signature event for FGI Seattle offers local up-and-coming fashion design students a chance to show the world what they're made of. The event culminates with a gala fashion show at The Fairmount Olympic Hotel. In addition to the evening's celebrity guest judge, Nick Verreos of Project Runway fame, the fabulous and fun Brooke and Monti, co-hosts of MOViN 92.5's morning talk show program The Ladies Room will be this year's emcees of Project Red Dress.

Faculty from the Art Institute of Seattle, International Academy of Design and Technology, New York Fashion Academy, Seattle Central Community College, and Seattle Pacific University each selected two students from their fashion design programs to participate in this years contest.

Tickets for last year's sold-out event are now currently on sale at through Brown Paper Tickets. 100 VIP tickets are available for $75 and include prime seating and a posh swag bag. General Admission tickets are available for $50 and a limited number of student tickets (must show ID at event) are available for $25. Tickets may be available at the door if not sold out.

Sponsors of Project Red Dress include Seattle Metropolitan magazine, Macy's, Half Past Lavish Event Production, Seattle Model Guild, Renton Sewing Machine Service Co., IADT Seattle, and Pacific Fabrics and Crafts. FGI Seattle is currently accepting sponsors for Project Red Dress. For a sponsor kit or additional details please email

Event details, including ticket information and celebrity participants are located at

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Needed: Volunteers for Project Red Dress

We need your help! Volunteers for Project Red Dress (PDR) are needed in the following catagories:

* Graphic Design assistance - we need a volunteer with experience in graphic design to create our program. We have the copy, we need the skill of a graphic designer to put it all together. Can you help? You don't need to be a pro, just have some basic skill and lots of interest!

* Swag Bag Coordinator - we are currently collecting items for our 100 VIP swag bags, but need a coordinator to oversee these get done for the show. We can help supply student volunteers.

* Swag Bag and Judge donations - we are still procuring sponsor donations for items in the swag bags as well as gift packages for our Judges, Emcee, etc. If you have a company, work for a company, or know of companies that want some prime exposure please encourage them to consider sponsoring via swag bag donation.

In general, we can still use sponsors. Contact us via email or the PRD website if you are interested in being one!

Closer to the event we will be sending out a request for assistance the week and day of. Please email us if you have an idea of how you can help with the event.

Otherwise, we hope you can support the show by purchasing tickets and encouraging your Seattle network to come out to the event as well!

Please contact Courtney & Janaea via email at

Buy your tickets online at

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Project Red Dress

We are thrilled to announce tickets for the Second Annual Project Red Dress event are now on sale for the February 13th, 2009 event held at The Fairmount Olympic Hotel. Regional Director, Monir Zandghoreishi's annual event is again partnering with FGI Seattle to offer FGI Seattle Scholarships to winning students in this design competition. Some proceeds of the event will also be donated to our charity partner, American Heart Association's Go Red Campaign.

To purchase tickets, sign up to volunteer (send us an email from the Contact page), or to get more details on this year's event, please go to

Please note, only 100 VIP seats for the event are available and tickets are already going fast!

Project Red Dress would like to thank our sponsors - Seatle Metropolitan Magazine, The Fairmount Olympic Hotel, Macy's, Pacific Fabrics and Crafts, Half Past Lavish Event Production, Renton Sewing Company, and IADT Seattle.