Welcome to this week's Meet-the-Maker feature, where we take you behind the scenes of the renowned FashioNXT fashion week held in Portland, Oregon. 2023 marks its 10th anniversary so be sure to check out the schedule and how to get tickets.
Meet Corazon, Founder and Designer of Corazon Co.
This week's Meet-the-Maker features Corazon who was one of the UpNXT emerging designers who was chosen to compete at the last year's FashioNXT fashion week. At the event, Inside Fashion Design's Founder Britta Cabanos got a sneak peek of the collection backstage at FashioNXT. The FTGF collection hit the runway, and we were excited to see what's in store for us backstage!
Corazon is one of Portland, Oregon's rising stars in the fashion industry. She is known for her top-to-bottom garments with unique designs using sustainable materials. Her streetwear brand, Corazon Co., is all about creating stylish and eco-friendly fashion.
A Quick Look at the FTGF Collection
The FTGF Collection, "Fashion That Gives a F*ck™" is about merging fashion with a purpose. It features a complete range of hats, hoodie tops, windbreakers, shorts, totes, backpacks, and shoes. The pieces are designed to be versatile and comfortable, focusing on sustainability- wearability, and functionality.
Backstage at FashioNXT 2022
On the Runway at FashioNXT 2022
Sustainability and Ethical Practices at Corazon Co.
At Corazon Co, sustainability and ethical practices are at the forefront of everything they do. Corazon believes that fashion should be a force for good, and she is committed to reducing waste using eco-friendly materials.
Corazon Co's commitment to sustainability is evident in every aspect of the business, from the materials used to the production process. By prioritizing sustainability and ethical practices, Corazon Co. stands up for best practices when creating each piece in the collection. They have partnered with a reliable network of sustainable suppliers, that have in-house experts who craft every handmade product. They use a made-to-order business model that allows them to operate in a safe ethical manner that has minimal environmental impact.
"All products are handmade to order and crafted with high-quality, ethically sourced materials. My preferred suppliers provide ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX© certified ink and STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX© certified material as well as certifications from SGS Printing, and FSC packaging made from 100% recycled materials." Corazon
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