Who said animal shelters are all stinky and gross? Come to John Bartlet’s pop up shop this week and adopt a pup if you feel so moved. Or just shop your holiday heart out to benefit the woof woofs! Only a brilliant and ethical vegan would be clever enough to put together this combo! Fashion sale meets adoption event – count us in!
John is a graduate of Harvard University and the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT). He’s a famous designer, but he’s (more importantly) a diehard vegan and animal lover. He served as a designer for Willi Smith and Ronaldus Shamask before launching his eponymous “John Bartlett” collection in 1991. The designer officially launched his newest line “The Tiny Tim Collection” in the Fall of 2011. The collection was lovingly created to help raise funds for the designer’s nonprofit 501(c)3 animal-rescue organization, “The Tiny Tim Rescue Fund” which helps support independent rescue groups across the country. Bartlett’s signature style embraces a rugged American authenticity that has earned him two Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) awards: the ‘Swarovski Best Newcomer Award’ and ‘Best Menswear Designer of the Year’ in 1997. In 2010 the designer was again honored, this time by the American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA) who named Bartlett ‘Designer of the Year’. In September of 2011 the designer was chosen as a winner of the ‘CFDA/Lexus Eco Fashion Award’ and made Fashion-Week history with the debut of the first ever eco-luxe, 100% cruelty-free menswear collection at New York Fashion Week in February of 2012.
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