Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Alexandra Cassaniti's neoprene berets

In 2008, artist and designer Alexandra Cassaniti launched Summer Bummer, a collection of clothing and accessories "made for life offline". Drawing from her upbringing on the beaches of Hawaii and Southern California and her years of experience as a designer and production coordinator in New York and Los Angeles, Cassaniti channels endless summer into the ever-evolving range of clothing, handbags, accessories, and sporting goods.
In one sentence the web site combines the words sustainability and neoprene: "Built on cultivating craftsmanship, conscious consumerism, and sustainability, she strives to keep the highest ethical standards in every aspect of her business". Hmmm, interesting...
Summer Bummer has been featured in publications across the US, Europe, and Japan including Cool Hunting, Vogue, Teen Vogue, Elle, DailyCandy, Refinery29, Foam, The Fader, Racked, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, and Stylecaster.
Personally, I rather wear a true Basque in merino wool than one made of neoprene...

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