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Photo shoot

We are getting ready for our first photo shoot of 2017… we’re kind of excited because we are teaming up with fellow eco-fashion designer Sarah Peterson of Threads & Alchemy and will being doing the shoot on-site in a couple of our hometown locales here in Paonia, CO… stay tuned for photos more »

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Bethan Story, Blog

Hilary’s ‘Bethan Story

Happy New Year Everyone! We wanted to start off this year by sharing a great ‘Bethan Story shared by the lovely Hilary. Enjoy! I bought my first Elisabethan wardrobe staple 11 years ago!!! It was 2005. I had just moved to Paonia, the surprise town with everything. After a long more »

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DIY, Blog

DIY Pompom Ornament

DIY Pompom Ornament We are always looking for new ways to utilize scraps here at Elisabethan, we figured this holiday season we would create an ornament that also doubles as a gift bow!  We love to put these on gifts as well as around the house or to decorate a more »

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Betsy & Susie’s ‘Bethan Stories

Betsy and Susie are two of our favorite Paonia locals.  They are both strong, bright women with an impeccable sense of fashion. Here are their ‘Bethan Stories which we thought you’d enjoy. Betsy M. “I was in the ladies room at Grand Junction’s airport wearing an Elisabethan skirt with the kick more »

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Judy’s ‘Bethan Story

We were so inspired by Judy‘s story we thought we’d share a little more, so here it is:   “I had a mastectomy in 2011 and since I did not have reconstruction, I used the Pip scarves as a means of transforming my chest into a more attractive appearance, shall more »

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Blog, Inspiration, Studio

20 of 20 for 20

Guess what! This year Elisabethan celebrates 20 years of providing recycled, reinvented & repurposed clothing for people just like you! Since 1996, long before the eco-fashion revolution, Elisabethan’s founder and creator, Elisabeth Delehaunty, has been committed to making exceptional garments & goodies from all the post-consumer fabric she could get her more »

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Blog, Inspiration, Products, Studio

HRC 2016, part 2

For those of you suffering from campaign season fatigue, this post is about FASHION… and because so many of you were eager to see the finished products of the special batch of skirts we made this summer. We finally got our hands on some! (We’d tell you we have made more »

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Blog, Findings, Inspiration

To donate or not to donate…

This article is a good reminder that even if your tees are too worn out for Elisabethan, it’s still worth donating them to thrift stores that can send them “downstream” to textile recyclers. Just ask if they do. And as for what age group donates their clothing most, we see more »

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Blog, Shows

44 and counting

Holy cow—just realized we hadn’t listed this event on official channels! THIS weekend we’ll be in beautiful downtown Crested Butte, CO for the 44th Annual Crested Butte Arts Festival — Booth #110a, between 1st & 2nd Streets. Friday 5-8, Saturday & Sunday 10-5

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Blog, Inspiration, Products

HRC 2016

We’re finishing up a batch of skirts for a very important customer… (hint: her initials are HRC) We’ll share more details soon, but for now, here’s a photo of Sara getting the Tee Appliqué Skirts ready to ship to Philadelphia for a big event happening there this month! #hrc2016 #presidentialpalette more »

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Blog, Findings, Inspiration

Does Fashion matter?

Interesting read about a thoughtful, motivated, savvy young woman who is looking at what a career in fashion means today, and what she is doing about it… “I’m not even the same designer that I was. I think it’s for the better,” Luna said. “I don’t want to sound snobbish more »

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Blog, Inspiration, Shops

…we call it Refinery

So, we’ve been working on a new project, and if this is the first you’ve heard of it, we freely admit we are not great at self-promotion. We’ve teamed up with Allison McGuigan, former owner of Echo Consignments, and are opening a store. Yes, a store. We call it Refinery. more »

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Blog, Inspiration

SLOW is the new black

Good read… ‘bethan fans know a lot if this already, but we just want to keep spreading the word: slow fashion is where it’s at. In the words of Maxine Bedat, owner of Zady — Be an owner, not a consumer when it comes to clothing! http://www.pri.org/stories/2016-04-04/slow-fashion-designers-tout-their-wares-better-planet

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Blog, Findings, Inspiration, Studio

March 17

Top o’ the morning to you! What are YOU wearing today? Any green? Elisabethan definitely gives a nod to our Irish ancestors… Luck of the Irish to you on this St. Patrick’s Day… and everyday! And here’s an Irish saying to for you… “May you never forget what is worth more »

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Blog, Findings, Inspiration

Laundry is overrated

Came across this great video from grist.org with help from my cousin Dana and her roommate… and while it may a bit of preaching to the choir, aka Elisabethan peeps, it’s good to be reminded there IS a price to cheap clothes — because those price tags can be so alluring. Keep watching to see more »

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Blog, Inspiration

Bowie

RIP, David Bowie. 1/8/1947- 1/10/2016 One of my big influences as a kid…  http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/12/arts/music/david-bowie-dies-at-69 Some really thoughtful comments from readers and some great stories of “Bowie sitings” on the streets of New York. Watch that man.

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Blog, Products, Shops

ART TO WEAR AT PANTERRA GALLERY

We are excited to share news from one of our newer accounts, PanTerra Gallery in Bisbee, AZ… It’s time for their week long Celebration of Art to Wear, which started Saturday November 21st and runs through November 28th. They will be featuring one-of-a-kind and limited edition Wearable Art from current and new more »

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Blog, Shows

Harvest Time

Well, you know that we are ALWAYS harvesting post-consumer clothing and turning it into fantastic eco-fashions—-it’s what we do! But it’s harvest time around our neck of the woods in Paonia and THIS weekend is Mountain Harvest Festival.  It’s a great time to be here—-tour farms, go to wineries for tastings, more »

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Creative chaos

Fall production is well underway and we can’t help but share some of the deep delicious colors we are working with… Here it’s RUFFLE TEE GLOVES—-we are making them with double ruffles now (at fingers AND wrist).  WE LOVE the creative chaos of combing colors!               more »

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Blog, Products, Shows, Wholesale

August

It must be August, because it’s time to head to New York for NYNOW. See us in our NEW booth location #9366 in Handmade Designer/Maker in Javits Center North.

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Blog, Shows

Phew!

Good news! We got OFF the wait list and IN to Art Fair Jackson Hole — July 10-12, 2015. We never take for granted that we will get into these competitive shows, and this one is a definite favorite for us.  SO glad that we will be there and get more »

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Blog, Inspiration, Studio

HOT DIGGITY

Still a day to go at our Pop-Up SHIN DIGGY!  We’re open noon-8pm, Friday May 29. Join us from 4-8pm for treats & refreshments and a fun DIY project to do with us or take home & make!

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Blog, Studio, Uncategorized

SHIN DIGGY!

Our May event is starting (but only starting) to rival our big Holiday Sale in December… this one promises to be extra fun with a few creative friends bringing MAKING supplies from their stashes… in addition, of course, to LOTS  of great clothing for your spring & summer wardrobe! Go more »

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Blog, Studio, Uncategorized

stealth shop

The Elisabethan In-Studio Pop Up Shop is open again… We know, we know… we haven’t exactly been making a big fuss about it.  We’ve mostly let people know that we’re open thru Facebook posts and the sign we put at the end of Grand Ave, Paonia, CO. We are officially more »

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Blog, Inspiration

The Mom of the Year

We LOVE getting coverage from bloggers—-especially when they GUSH about us as much as Meredith Spidel at THE MOM OF THE YEAR does — Take a look HERE — she’s really funny too!  Thank you, Meredith! (AND, we gave her a Ruffle Pippi Scarf to giveaway… details in her post)

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swish skirts

Blog, Inspiration, Shops

COLOR

Need a little palette change from snowy WHITE (or around ‘bethan HQ, muddy BROWN)? Feast your eyes on these “coastal bright” Swish Skirts headed for A SHORE THING on Hilton Head Island, SC… don’t know why, but you need to click on the photo to REALLY see the colors…!

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Blog, Shows

Charm City

Well, we took a little break from the electronic/social media world over the holidays… we figured you had enough emails, tweets, posts & pins bombarding you with last minute shopping deals (and after Christmas sales) without us weighing in.  So HAPPY NEW YEAR (and how did it get to be more »

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Blog, Findings, Studio

T-uesday

We know it’s been a little while since we did one, but here’s the T-uesday T-rrific T-shirt for this week! Just right for this time of year…

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Blog, Shows

Bid now!

There are TWO $50 ELISABETHAN gift certificates up for auction in the KVNF Holiday Auction… Go to www.kvnf.org to get a bidder number… the auction runs all week, but the bidding for OUR gift certificates will end Tuesday, December 9, so you need to get on it now!  

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Blog, Studio

Small Biz Saturday

Just in case you are in OUR neighborhood—-we are putting all of RESALE stock ON SALE for Small Business Saturday. We need to make room for our Holiday Open House & Marketplace… SO, all RESALE (no, not anything with an Elisabethan label in it) will be $5 per garment, or more »

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