much of what we are re/using comes from a couple of very special sources. here's a bit more about them:

 Susan White and Barbara Warren built their company on the simple notion that cashmere could be an integral part of every woman’s wardrobe. Today the White + Warren brand goes well beyond cashmere, with men’s, women’s and accessories collections in a variety of fabrications. 

White + Warren clothing and accessories are a favorite with celebrities and editors alike. Devotees of cashmere classics such as the Cashmere Travel Wrap, Cashmere Wrap Scarf and Superfine Cashmere Cardigan include Angelina Jolie, Julia Roberts, Rachel Bilson and Blake Lively. 

The company is located in New York City, in the heart of the fashion district. The White + Warren design team is inspired by a wealth of influences such as architectural silhouettes, organic textures and vintage patterns. They travel the world to continually seek out inspiration. The result is a collection of innovative knitwear that realizes trend and redefines basic.

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Isda Funari, a California native, founded this company in 1989 in San Francisco and we have been here ever since on a little tree-lined park south of Market. While the company and clothing have evolved over the years, our basic ideal remains the same — we make beautiful women's clothing for women of a wide variety of ages.
Our company is always working to become more green and socially-conscious. It’s not a new idea for us to recycle, try to save energy and to care about people, but we have started to make some large and positive changes. Where possible we use certified organic, fair-trade cotton, so it's healthy for you and the farmer, and it helps them stay in business. Also, we have visited every factory we work with to see for ourselves that they don‘t hire kids.
The people who work here love designing, creating and producing clothing (and providing friendly, customer service), but we also have other interests that define us as a company. We have hope for peace, and we love music, art and animals.

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other places we like to visit:

RE-MADE in the USA [re-purposed leather handbags]