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Look around most stores and you will see a vast array of handbags and shoes. If you read the labels, it will also be clear that a large percentage of them are made of leather. Most people accept this unquestioningly because it has always been that way. Times are changing, however, and as awareness grows around the degree to which animals suffer for our food and fashion (among other things), vegan companies are responding.
Meet Jill Fraser, CEO and co-founder of Jill Milan, a company that makes vegan, luxury handbag. Each bag is made in Italy by artisans who have a heritage of crafting the best luxury accessories in the world. Every bag is a work of art, an individual creation designed for modern women. Bags are sewn by hand and the metalwork on Jill Milan's bags are handmade. Entirely free of leather, fur and other animal-derived materials, Jill Milan handbags and accessories are made from natural, luxurious materials such as velvets, ultrasuedes and buttery-soft faux leathers.
We will be talking with Jill about how and why she entered the vegan luxury fashion market with her beautiful handbags, why it is so important to choose accessories not made of animal-based materials as well as what it’s like to compete in this market that traditionally uses a lot of animal-derived materials? Her handbags are regularly worn by celebrities and this is not something we usually equate with vegan products (although clearly that is changing fast!). Learn firsthand how this benefits the vegan movement, how Jill Milan supports animals on many levels and why her products are making headlines.
Pagans Tonight Radio Network presents:
8PM CST - Circle's Pagan Warrior Radio (a show for military pagans, supporters, friends and family)
Tonight's Topic: Harvest Rituals / Celebrations - Join us for a discussion on the various ways different cultures and traditions celebrate the harvest.
9 PM CST (1st & 3rd Wednesday) Wyrd Ways Live: Pete Helms Hellenic polytheist, ex-military, devotee of Ares, does metalwork and sculpture. We'll be discussing his work in reviving the cultus of Ares.
My Guest this Thursday, June 27th at 3 p.m. PDT on MetalSmith BenchTalk is metalsmith, blacksmith, sculptor, and jeweler Donna Veverka. About: Donna Veverka is a studio jeweler currently living and working in Boston. She exhibits her jewelry at museums, galleries and juried craft shows nationally and internationally. Donna received the 2013 Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowship Award for Crafts. Her work had been featured in Metalsmith and American Craft Magazines and was exhibited at the prestigious 2013 Smithsonian Craft Show. Born just outside of New York City in Suffern, NY in 1969, Donna grew up going to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, which inspired a passion for art and history. At The University of the Arts, Philadelphia College of Art and Design, she earned a BFA in Metalsmithing. After several years as a goldsmith’s studio assistant and a two month intensive course in Blacksmithing at Penland School of Crafts, Donna studied at The Massachusetts College of Art and Design completing her MFA in 1998. She has taught at Mass Art, The School of the Museum of Fine Arts and the New England School of Art and Design at Suffolk University, Boston. Donna’s love of ancient history, archeology and Classical and Renaissance architecture informs all of her studio work. The regularity and balance of Imperial Roman architecture, the intricate details of Renaissance tracery windows and the blade forms and heavy metalwork of Medieval arms and armor are incorporated into her comfortably edgy designs. For more information about Donna and her work, visit: http://www.donnavjewelry.com.
My guest on the Thursday, September 30th, program at 3PM Pacific/6PM Eastern is master metalsmith and jeweler Fred Zweig, for more information see: http://fredz49.blogspot.com/ or http://www.jewelrynetwork.org/profile/FredZweig. Zweig's interest in metalwork began during the 70's and remains strong today. Zweig collects hand wrought metal as objects of study and personal admiration. His work is concentrated in the processes of forging, raising, repousse and chasing. Zweig works as a mechanical d
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