A little green goes a long way in Los Angeles, whether it’s in business or everyday life. Here are some ways fashion insiders are making a difference.
Jesse Kamm, designer.
“I’ve been driving on recycled vegetable oil for 18 months,” says Kamm. Here, she wears Enza Costa Rogue’s Supima tissue jersey shirt and EcoSkin’s bamboo Tencel blend dress. Jesse Kamm hat; her own ring.
Chrys and Linda Wong, designers, The Battalion.
From left on Chrys and Linda, whose line is eco-friendly: The Battalion’s organic bamboo cotton blouse and Velvet Leaf’s organic cotton jeans. Giuseppe Zanotti boots; John Hardy bangles. The Battalion’s bamboo vest, Quiksilver’s organic cotton tank and organic bamboo cotton pants. Nikki Jaggs belt; her own vintage pumps.
Mikey Koffman, philanthropist and owner of The Gallery Los Angeles Eco Public Relations and Marketing.
“We’re planning reforestation trips to offset our carbon footprint for the company,” says Koffman, who wears Quiksilver’s organic cotton shirt, Sustainable Collective by Convoy’s organic cotton and hemp vest and Edun organic cotton pants. Koffman’s jewelry.
Emmy Kasten, founder, Little Black Dress, and editor in chief of 944 magazine, and daughter Alex.
“We [publish] an annual green issue, and this month we began printing 944 on eco-friendly paper stock,” says Kasten, who wears Skins and Threads’ cotton-cashmere blend dress. Nikki Jaggs belt. On Alex: Alternative Apparel’s organic cotton onesie. Janie Jack shoes.
PHOTOS BY KWAKU ALSTON; HAIR BY CHRISTIAN MARC AT CELESTINE; MAKEUP BY AMY CHANCE AT CELESTINE