Sew & Tell

Premiere DateSep 21, 2012
Categories Media Talk
00:00 DJ Marie (Underneath: Wanted Exotic Michna)
03:29 Interview with Belinda Pasqua of The Sway
08:06 DJ Marie
09:50 Wandering Streets Mike Higbee
13:19 Gun Shy - Grizzly Bear
17:44 December Helio Sequence
20:59 DJ Marie
22:07 Interview with Belinda Pasqua
26:40 DJ Marie
28:41 Headlights Night Moves
32:29 Not What I Came For (Jim James Remix) Floating Action
37:40 Stranger Than Fiction Deluka
42:08 DJ Marie
43:15 Interview with Belinda Pasqua
48:46 DJ Marie
51:11 Champion The Chevin
54:58 Finish

While the primary debate surrounding vegetarianism focuses on food, there’s a world of veg & vegan friendly fashion out there as well, including… leather?! Yes, even leather products can be ethically sensitive, as this week’s guest, Belinda Pasqua, proves with her line of fashion-forward handbags. Belinda launched The Sway just a couple years ago, and the line of bags and jackets, created from upcycled motorcycle accessory scraps, has gained quick popularity. Her designs blend a funky, rock-inspired edge with classic shapes and cuts, and their scrap-based status appeals to meat-eaters and vegans alike. On this week’s show, Belinda will talk about how growing up in Australia shaped her passion for nature, the path that led to launching The Sway, her sourcing and production methods, and evidence of growth in the eco-fashion industry.

Plus, I’ve got brand new Grizzly Bear in the mix for you today, along with Mike Higbee, Helio Sequence, Night Moves, Deluka and more. So grab an edamame snack, stay tuned, and get ready to learn about a gorgeous line of leather accessories that’s perfect for any diet!

Selection from The Sway Fall 2012, by Belinda Pasqua
(Photos courtesy of The Sway)

Berlin Harlequin Messenger

Mylo Matchstick Portfolio

Ryder Fringe Messenger

Kate Fringe Clutch

Reese V-Clutch

Sabine Triangle Bag

Bondi Stud Biker Jacket – Cognac

Roma Ultimate Biker Jacket



Grizzly Bear
(Photo by Barbara Anastacio)
Sept 21 – 9:30 Club – Washington, D.C.
Sept 22 – Orpheum Theatre – Boston, MA
Sept 23 – L’Olympia de Montreal – Montreal, Quebec
Sept 24 – Radio City Music Hall – New York, NY
Sept 26 – Massey Hall – Toronto, Ontario
Sept 27 – Midpoint Music Festival – Cincinnati, OH
Sept 30 – Riviera Theatre – Chicago, IL
Oct 1 – First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
Oct 4 – Keller Auditorium – Portland, OR
Oct 5 – Paramount Theatre – Seattle, WA
Oct 6 & 7 – Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, British Columbia
Oct 9 – Fox Theater – Oakland, CA
Oct 10 – The Greek Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
Oct 17 – The Sage – Gateshead, United Kingdom
Oct 18 – Manchester Academy – Manchester, United Kingdom
Oct 20 – Barrowland Ballroom – Glasgow, United Kingdom
Oct 21 – Warwick Arts Centre – Coventry, United Kingdom
Oct 22 – O2 Academy Brixton – London, United Kingdom
Oct 26 – Rockefeller – Oslo, Norway
Oct 27 – Berns Salonger – Stockholm, Sweden
Oct 28 – Falconer Salen – Frederiksberg, Denmark
Oct 30 – Uebel & Gefahrlich – Hamburg, Germany
Oct 31 – Astra Kulturhaus – Berlin, Germany


Helio Sequence
(Photo by Pavlina Summers)
Sept 21 – La Fleche d’Or – Paris, France
Sept 22 – Prizenbar – Hamburg, Germany
Sept 24 – Comet Club – Berlin, Germany
Sept 25 – Paradiso Kleine Zaal – Amsterdam, Netherlands
Sept 26 – Gebaude 9 – Cologne, Germany
Sept 27 – STUK Kunstencentrum – Leuven, Belgium
Oct 3 – The Town House Lounge – Sacramento, CA
Oct 4 – The Independent – San Francisco, CA
Oct 5 – Troubadour – West Hollywood, CA
Oct 6 – Irenic – San Diego, CA
Oct 7 – The Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ
Oct 8 – Club Congress – Tucson, AZ
Oct 10 – Santa Fe Sol – Santa Fe, NM
Oct 11 – Moe’s Original BBQ – Englewood, CO
Oct 12 – Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
Oct 13 – Neurolux – Boise, ID
Oct 18 – Halifax Pop Explosion – Halifax, Nova Scotia
Oct 30 – Slowdown – Omaha, NE
Nov 1 – The Record Bar – Kansas City, MO
Nov 2 – Dan’s Silverleaf – Denton, TX
Nov 5 – University of Oklahoma – Norman, OK
Nov 6 – Mojo’s – Columbia, MO
Nov 7 – The Mill – Iowa City, IA
Nov 8 – Turf Club – St. Paul, MN
Nov 9 – Shank Hall – Milwaukee, WI
Nov 10 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL
Nov 11 – Moe’s Original BBQ – Englewood, CO
Nov 12 – Horseshoe Tavern – Toronto, Ontario
Nov 13 – Il Motore – Montreal, Quebec
Nov 14 – Brighton Music Hall – Allston, MA
Nov 15 – The Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY
Nov 16 – Black Cat – Washington, D.C.
Nov 17 – The Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA


Night Moves
(Photo by Nick Walker)
Sept 29 – Majestic Theatre – Madison, WI
Oct 2 – Dan’s Silverleaf – Denton, TX
Oct 3 – Stubb’s BBQ – Austin, TX
Oct 5 – The Drunken Unicorn – Atlanta, GA
Oct 6 – Local 506 – Chapel Hill, NC
Oct 7 – Black Cat Backstage – Washington, D.C.
Oct 8 – Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
Oct 9 – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY
Oct 11 – Great Scott – Allston, MA
Oct 12 – Glasslands Gallery – Brooklyn, NY
Oct 13 – Mohawk Place – Buffalo, NY
Oct 15 – Schuba’s Tavern – Chicago, IL
Oct 16 – 7th Street Entry – Minneapolis, MN
Oct 18 – Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO
Oct 19 – Kilby Court – Salt Lake City, UT
Oct 20 – Neurolux – Boise, ID
Oct 21 – Barboza – Seattle, WA
Oct 22 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR
Oct 24 – The Independent – San Francisco, CA
Oct 25 – The Satellite – Los Angeles, CA
Oct 26 – Soda Bar – San Diego, CA
Oct 27 – Sail Inn – Tempe, AZ
Oct 30 – Replay Lounge – Lawrence, KS

Host Britt
Britt (formerly DJ Marie) has a passion for all forms of art, as well as for the creative process. She has a BA in Communications/Theater and a Post-Bacc in Photography from Maine Media Workshops. Britt began…

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