You will find dozens of incredible designers exhibiting at our Artistry in Fashion event on Saturday, September 29th. (That’s just over a week away!). Here we spotlight just a few who have something in common. Can you figure out what it is?

Lenore Collection

Lenore Collection makes eco-friendly, hand-woven and hand-crocheted products. Known best for their handbags, Lenore Collection uses old newspapers, magazines, telephone directories and plastic shopping bags to create their striking clutches and purses. Lenore Collection supports underprivileged people in the Philippines, training weavers and artists in handicraft skills.


Michelle Paganini develops upcycled clothing designs, patterns and sewing instructions. Michelle has been a featured artist in Discarded to Divine, twice having her upcycled garments displayed at the DeYoung Museum in San Francisco. She authored an article on upcycling in Threads magazine. See her work on It’s Sew Easy TV. Michelle loves to share her passion for upcycling.

Grau Design, Inc.

Claudia Grau has been a creative force in Los Angeles for more than 30 years. Claudia’s eye for textiles and her creative mind have combined to dress fashionable women in statement pieces for decades. All are one-of-a-kind and handmade in Hollywood. Many feature her trademark “watercolor” fabrics made with natural dyes.

Have you figured out what all of these designers have in common? (Leave your answer in the Comments.)