Sew & Tell

Premiere DateDec 6, 2013
Categories Media Talk
00:00 DJ Marie (Underneath: Forwards and Backwards The Black Hollies)
03:19 Interview with Marci Zaroff of Portico Brand Group
08:16 DJ Marie
09:49 Suddenly Anna Calvi
13:14 Listen and Wait Grizzly Bear
16:32 Wait Let’s Go Thee Oh Sees
19:54 DJ Marie
22:12 Interview with Marci Zaroff
31:36 DJ Marie
32:40 Nothing But Time Lily & Madeleine
35:19 On My Way The Melodic
39:08 Borrowed Time Night Beds
43:55 DJ Marie
45:40 Interview with Marci Zaroff
49:32 DJ Marie
50:46 Satisfy My Mind Gringo Star
53:03 Finish

Calling all fashion fans! It’s Multitasking Week here on BTR, and I have got one master multitasker for you on the show today! Marci Zaroff is an unstoppable eco-entrepreneurial force; President of Portico Brand Groups, Marci developed and oversees its subsidiaries Under the Canopy and FASE, two eco-fashion (which, by the way, is a term that Marci herself coined back in 1996!) labels. And as if that weren’t enough, she and her husband Eric are co-creators of I AM Enlightened Creations, an herbal/Ayurvedic supplement line, *and* Marci is currently co-producing a documentary about the environmental impacts of the fashion industry, called “Thread.” With that much to discuss, we’ll be multitasking our way through today’s show! Marci will share about her transition from a career in food to a focus on fashion, the development of her labels Under the Canopy and FASE, the “Thread” documentary and its mission, and a few of her own favorite multitasking wardrobe pieces.

Plus, I have a great playlist chock full of recent releases for you, including the latest from British singer-songwriter sensation Anna Calvi, Bay Area garage rockers Thee Oh Sees, folk sister duo Lily & Madeleine, and more. So tune in while you do some holiday shopping, and multitask with sustainable style on BreakThru Radio!


Marci Zaroff of Portico Brands, I AM Enlightened Creations, and Thread
(Photos courtesy of Marci Zaroff)

Portico Bed & Bath

Under the Canopy

Bedding & Bath

ECOFashion

FASE Fashion

Stay in the loop with Marci’s projects by following her on Facebook!
Marci Zaroff
FASE
Portico Brand Group
Thread

Odds & Ends
*A great guide for gifts under $50 from Polyvore! And Paste has an awesome list of gifts for every kind of recipient on your list, as does Joanna Goddard from the enviably stylish blog Cup of Jo!
*My own latest holiday wish list item
*Speaking of multitasking fashion, check out these amazing transformer-esque handbags from Dutch designer Marlous de Roode!
*If you’re searching for a sustainable but stylish LBD, here are a few beautiful options for that wardrobe workhorse:
– Natalia Allen’s McCardell Dress
– The Josefina Slip Dress from Apiece Apart
– The Erika Dress by Amour Vert
– Prairie Underground’s Denim Day Dress
– The Twist Dress from Alasdair


Anna Calvi
(Photo by Gary Manhine)
Dec 6 – La Laiterie – Strasbourg, France
Dec 8 – La Cooperative De Mai – Clermont-Ferrand, France
Dec 10 – La (2) – Barcelona, Spain
Dec 11 – Teatro Lara – Madrid, Spain
Dec 12 – Laboratorio De Las Artes De Valladolid – Valladolid, Spain
Dec 13 – Centro Civico Intxaurrondo – San Sebastian, Spain
Dec 14 – Cafeteria / Restaurante Museo De Arte Contemporaneo – Vigo, Spain
Dec 16 – Casa Da Musica – Porto, Portugal
Dec 17 – Aula Magna – Lisbon, Portugal
Feb 1 – Vicar Street – Dublin, Ireland
Feb 2 – Empire Music Hall – Belfast, United Kingdom
Feb 4 – Student Union @ Leeds Metropolitan University – Leeds, United Kingdom
Feb 5 – The Arches – Glasgow, United Kingdom
Feb 6 – Albert Hall – Manchester, United Kingdom
Feb 8 – Troxy – London, United Kingdom
Feb 10 – HMV Institute – Birmingham, United Kingdom
Feb 11 – All Saints Church – Brighton, United Kingdom
Feb 12 – Komedia – Bath, United Kingdom
Feb 14 & 15 – Le Trianon – Paris, France
Feb 21 – Hiroshima Mon Amour – Turin, Italy
Feb 22 – Estragon – Bologna, Italy
Feb 24 – Auditorium Parco della Musica – Rome, Italy
Feb 25 – Teatro Grande Di Brescia – Brescia, Italy
Feb 27 – Kino Siska @ Centre for Urban Culture – Ljubljana, Slovenia
Feb 28 – Rockhouse – Salzburg, Austria


Lily & Madeleine
(Photo by Allister Ann)
Jan 26 – Schuba’s Tavern – Chicago, IL
Jan 31 – Do317 Lounge – Indianapolis, IN
Feb 11 – Broadcast – Glasgow, United Kingdom
Feb 12 – Castle Hotel – Manchester, United Kingdom
Feb 13 – St. Pancras Old Church – London, United Kingdom
Feb 14 – The Birdcage – Bristol, United Kingdom
Feb 15 – Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar – Brighton, United Kingdom


Night Beds
(Photo by Jerrod Renaud)
Dec 6 – Manchester Gorilla – Manchester, United Kingdom
Dec 8 – Brudenell Social Club – Leeds, United Kingdom
Dec 11 – Stone Fox – Nashville, TN
Jan 22 – Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR
Jan 23 – Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, British Columbia
Jan 24 – Showbox at the Market – Seattle, WA
Jan 25 – Top Hat Lounge – Missoula, MT
Jan 28 – First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
Jan 29 – Turner Hall Ballroom – Milwaukee, WI
Jan 30 – Metro – Chicago, IL
Jan 31 – Majestic Theatre – Detroit, MI
Feb 1 – Danforth Music Hall – Toronto, Ontario
Feb 2 – Le Cabaret Du Mile End – Montreal, Quebec
Feb 4 – Royale – Boston, MA
Feb 6 – 9:30 Club – Washington, D.C.
Feb 7 – Terminal 5 – New York, NY
Feb 8 – Theater of the Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
Feb 9 – Jefferson Theater – Charlottesville, VA
Feb 11 – Haw River Ballroom – Saxapahaw, NC
Feb 12 – The Orange Peel – Asheville, NC
Feb 13 – Cannery Ballroom – Nashville, TN
Feb 14 – WorkPlay Theatre – Birmingham, AL
Feb 15 – Civic Theatre – New Orleans, LA
Feb 17 & 18 – Emo’s East – Austin, TX
Feb 19 – Trees – Dallas, TX
Feb 21 – Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO
Feb 22 – Belly Up Aspen – Aspen, CO
Feb 23 – Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
Feb 25 – The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
Feb 26 – Majestic Ventura Theater – Ventura, CA
Feb 27 – Belly Up Tavern – Solana Beach, CA
Feb 28 – Fonda Theatre – Hollywood, CA

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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