Redress Raleigh addresses local, eco-friendly fashion -- by the Technician

by Katie Sanders, Deputy Features Editor

A model wears a design by local accessory retailer, Melissa Lowery. Lowery, who is both the owner and a designer at SSD Jewelry, focuses her talents on off-the-wall designs. Inspired by Native American headdresses, Lowery tries to incorporate a “heavy tribal modern nomad feel” to every piece she creates.

A model wears a design by local accessory retailer, Melissa Lowery. Lowery, who is both the owner and a designer at SSD Jewelry, focuses her talents on off-the-wall designs. Inspired by Native American headdresses, Lowery tries to incorporate a “heavy tribal modern nomad feel” to every piece she creates.

"The fashion and textiles industries are currently worse for the environment than many people realize — they cause large amounts of waste materials and chemicals, and many lightly worn items are simply tossed away instead of being recycled. 

Redress, an eco-friendly company dedicated to promoting local designers, kicked off their inaugural Redress Eco-Fashion & Textiles Conference in order to combat the problem."

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