Sew & Tell

Premiere DateApr 19, 2013
Categories Media Talk
00:00 DJ Marie (Underneath: Relocation Program Dump)
03:59 Interview with Sheila Odessey
14:43 DJ Marie
15:40 Beginnings Houses
20:37 Until The Morning Akron/Family
25:24 DJ Marie
26:11 Interview with Sheila Odessey
32:17 DJ Marie
33:19 Duns Fan De Siedden Nynke
37:38 Rhythm Composer Villagers
42:38 DJ Marie
43:24 Fashion Update with Dane
57:27 DJ Marie
58:25 You + Me (Still Together In The Future) Oberhofer
63:08 Finish

In honor of the approaching Earth Day, this week’s Sew & Tell guest is a designer who has found a solution for waste management through stylish design. Sheila Odessey weaves together cotton and strips of plastic grocery bags to create fashion-forward, functional handbags and totes! Her Spring 2013 Collection is full of bright colors, whimsical ginghams, and beach-friendly bags. On today’s show, Sheila will talk about her decades of experience as a weaver in New York’s Garment Center, how she got the idea to turn plastic waste into a chic accessory, the incredible range in “hand” of plastic bags, a few future plans for her line, and more.

Plus, Dane and I talk favorite bags and gossip about the latest on Mad Men, and there’s a mix full of brand new music from Akron/Family, Oberhofer, Houses, and more. Get ready for some seriously earth-friendly style, here on BTR!

Sheila Odessey Bags
(Photos courtesy of Sheila Odessey)

Winter 2013

Spring 2013

Sew & Tell Bag Picks

Dane’s awesome camo backpack from Canadian company Herschel is no longer available, but they have *hundreds* of other clean, classic, and bold styles to choose from!

Wes Anderson would dig these Herschel duffels…

DJ Marie can’t decide between the Everlane tote, backpack, or weekender bag! What’s your favorite?

Odds & ends from this week in fashion:
*Adidas has already sold out of their Boston Stands As One t shirt, but more are on their way. In the meantime, or in addition, you can donate directly to One Fund Boston.
*Come out to celebrate Earth Day in style this Sunday! If you’re in NYC, there’s a great clothing swap from 1-4 at Union Square, plus events at the all the NYC Anthropolgie stores. But there are awesome events happening all over the country, so check local event listing sites and papers for celebrations near you! Remember to take a pic of your green glory and send it to the Sew & Tell Twitter feed or Facebook page. : )
*Check out this beautiful limited edition spring scarf from Ash & Anchor for Of a Kind. Perfect for a Saturday stroll through the farmer’s market, or to bring a bit of cheer to your winter coat!
*Here’s a pretty cool opportunity for gents to win a bespoke suit…
*Steven Alan is calling all Pinners to join a Pinterest competition for the chance to win a shopping spree! Details here, and if you want some inspiration, follow DJ Marie and BreakThru Radio‘s boards, full of fashion, food, and beautiful design.

(Photo by Deborah Samantha)
April 19 – Lee’s Palace – Toronto, Ontario
April 20 – Il Motore – Montreal, Quebec
April 21 – Brighton Music Hall – Allston, MA
April 22 – Spaceland Ballroom – Hamden, CT
April 24 – The Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY
April 25 – Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA
April 26 – U Street Music Hall – Washington, D.C.
April 27 – The Grey Eagle – Asheville, NC
April 28 – Motorco Music Hall – Durham, NC
April 29 – The Drunken Unicorn – Atlanta, GA
April 30 – Bottletree Cafe – Birmingham, AL
May 1 – Spanish Moon – Baton Rouge, LA
May 3 – Red 7 – Austin, TX
May 4 – Club Dada – Dallas, TX
May 6 – The Crescent Ballroom – Pheonix, AZ
May 7 – The Stage @ Porters Pub – La Jolla, CA
May 8 – The Echo – Los Angeles, CA
May 22 – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR
May 23 – Biltmore Cabaret – Vancouver, British Columbia
May 24 & 25 – Sasquatch! Music Festival – George, WA
May 26 – Neurolux – Boise, ID
May 27 – Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
May 29 – The Independent – San Francisco, CA

(Photo by Rich Gilligan)
April 26 – Le Printemps De Bourges – Bourges, France
April 28 – Handelsbeurs Concertzaal – Ghent, Belgium
April 30 – Muziekgieterij – Maastricht, Netherlands
May 1 – Metropool @ Poppodium – Hengelo, Netherlands
May 3 – Paradiso Grote Zaal – Amsterdam, Netherlands
May 21 – Electric Brixton – London, United Kingdom
May 22 – La Cigale – Paris, France
May 23 & 24 – Europavox Pass Festival – Clermont-Ferrand, France
May 25 – Les Trois Elefants – Laval, France
June 10 – Brighton Music Hall – Allston, MA
June 11 – The Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY
June 26 – 30 – Glastonbury Festival – Shepton Mallet, United Kingdom
June 28 – The Open Air @ St. Gallen – St. Gallen, Switzerland
July 11 – 14 – T In The Park – Kinross, United Kingdom
July 18 – 21 – Latitude Festival @ Henham Park – Beccles, United Kingdom
Aug 15 – Pukkelpop – Kiewit-Hasselt, Belgium
Aug 16 – 18 – Green Man Festival – Abergavenny, United Kingdom
Sept 6 & 7 – Berlin Festival @ Flughafen Tempelhof – Berlin, Germany

(Photo by Rachel Eply)
May 2 – Glasslands Gallery – Brooklyn, NY
May 3 – U Street Music Hall – Washington, D.C.
May 4 – King’s Barcade – Raleigh, NC
May 5 – The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
May 7 – High Watt – Nashville, TN
May 8 – Garfield Artworks – Pittsburgh, PA
July 18 – Sawyer Point, Yeatman’s Cove – Cincinnati, OH
Aug 4 – Osheaga Festival – Montreal, Quebec

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…