Sew & Tell

Premiere DateOct 3, 2014
Categories Media Talk
00:00 DJ Marie (Underneath: Black Hills The Budos Band)
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02:25 Interview with Rosa Thurnher and Regina Weir of Factory Girls
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11:23 DJ Marie
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12:47 So Far And Here We Are Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy
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15:46 This City The Rural Alberta Advantage
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18:08 The Game Sean Rowe
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21:35 DJ Marie
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24:21 Interview with Rosa Thurnher and Regina Weir
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29:20 DJ Marie
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30:35 How You Got That Girl Ex Hex
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33:35 Life Is Winning Laetitia Sadier
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39:22 You & I Foxygen
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41:34 DJ Marie
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43:14 Interview with Rosa Thurnher and Regina Weir
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49:27 DJ Marie
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50:36 Impossible (Clean) Dinosaur Feathers
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54:04 Finish
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It’s Debt Week here on BTR, and while debt is often something to avoid, every now and then it can be a good thing: we can, for example, owe a debt of gratitude to someone who helped us out along the way. This week’s Sew & Tell guests will stand to collect a lot of gratitude in future years – Rosa Thurnher and Regina Weir are founders of Factory Girls, a new fashion incubator in downtown Atlanta that’s working to support the local industry and burgeoning new talent. From studio space to production connections, mentoring relationships to educational resources, Factory Girls offers Atlanta’s design community a wealth of resources that give independent designers the boost they need to get their labels off the ground and into stores. On today’s show, you’ll hear from Regina and Rosa about the evident needs that sparked their concept for Factory Girls, the specific ways in which they support and bolster Atlanta’s independent design community, how they’re able to serve as mentors to Factory Girls’ Designers in Residence, some of the highlights of Atlanta’s contemporary fashion scene, and more.

Plus, a playlist with exciting new releases from Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Toronto’s The Rural Alberta Advantage, D.C. punk band Ex Hex, and pop/psych/funk duo Foxygen. So join us today as we learn what it takes to turn a city’s fashion industry into a central creative community, right here on BTR.


Factory Girls
(Photos courtesy of Factory Girls)

Co-founder Rosa Thurnher

Co-founder Regina Weir

Keep up with Factory Girls on…
Facebook
Twitter
Instagram
Pinterest
– And be sure to check out their designer application if you’re interested in learning more about the Factory Girls Designer In Residence program!

Styles from the current Factory Girls Designers In Residence

Abbey Glass
(Photos via Abbey Glass)

Megan Huntz
(Photos via Megan Huntz)

More great Atlanta fashion resources…
– Boutiques Henry & June, Jeffrey and Morgan Kylee
Garden & Gun magazine
Les Nouvelles webshop
Her New Tribe blog

Odds & Ends
– Have you seen Vogue’s new interview series 73 Questions yet? It’s amazing!
– Head over to NPR’s First Listen, where you can stream both the new albums from Ex Hex and Foxygen ahead of their October release.
– What do you think of this line of handbags made from old oil paintings? I love it, what a beautiful way to repurpose thrift store finds!
– Everlane. Loafers. Are. Here. Enough said.


Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy
(Photo by Leslie Brown, courtesy of Ballroom Marfa)
Oct 5 – Golden Gate Park – San Francisco, CA
Oct 31 – Thalia Hall – Chicago, IL
Nov 15 – Gnration – Braga, Portugal
Nov 16 – Teatro S. Luiz – Lisbon, Portugal
Nov 18 & 19 – St John at Hackney Church – London, United Kingdom
Nov 20 – Ancienne Belgique – Brussels, Belgium
Nov 21 – Le Guess Who? – Utrecht, Netherlands
Nov 22 – Le Carre Belle-feuille – Boulogne-Billancourt, France
Nov 24 – 3rd & Lindsley Bar and Grill – Nashville, TN


The Rural Alberta Advantage
(Photo by Vanessa Heins)
Oct 3 & 4 – Beau’s Oktoberfest @ Vankleek Hill Fairgrounds – Vankleek Hill, Ontario
Oct 9 – Magic Stick – Detroit, MI
Oct 10 – Skully’s Music Diner – Columbus, OH
Oct 11 – Radio Radio – Indianapolis, IN
Oct 12 – Firebird – St. Louis, MO
Oct 14 – Metro – Chicago, IL
Oct 16 – Slowdown – Omaha, NE
Oct 17 – First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
Oct 20 – Starlite Room – Edmonton, Alberta
Oct 21 – MacEwan Hall @ University of Calgary – Calgary, Alberta
Oct 23 – Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, British Columbia
Oct 24 – The Crocodile – Seattle, WA
Oct 25 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR
Oct 27 – The Independent – San Francisco, CA
Oct 28 – Constellation Room at the Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
Oct 29 – The Roxy Theatre – West Hollywood, CA
Oct 30 – Soda Bar – San Diego, CA
Nov 1 – The State Room – Salt Lake City, UT
Nov 2 – Hi-Dive – Denver, CO
Nov 4 – Club Dada – Dallas, TX
Nov 6 – Beatnik – New Orleans, LA
Nov 7 – Bottletree Cafe – Birmingham, AL
Nov 8 – The Earl – East Atlanta, GA
Nov 9 – Local 506 – Chapel Hill, NC
Nov 11 – Rock & Roll Hotel – Washington, D.C.
Nov 12 – First Unitarian Church – Philadelphia, PA
Nov 13 & 14 – The Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY
Nov 15 – The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA
Nov 21 – Hare & Hounds – Birmingham, United Kingdom
Nov 22 – Broadcast – Glasgow, United Kingdom
Nov 24 – Brudenell Social Club – Leeds, United Kingdom
Nov 25 – Soup Kitchen – Manchester, United Kingdom
Nov 26 – Islington Assembly Hall – London, United Kingdom
Nov 27 – Paradiso Kleine Zaal – Amsterdam, Netherlands
Nov 29 – Gleis 22 – Munster, Germany
Dec 1 – Luxor – Cologne, Germany
Dec 2 – Knust – Hamburg, Germany
Dec 3 – Lido – Berlin, Germany
Dec 4 – Atomic Cafe – Munich, Germany
Dec 5 – Zoom – Frankfurt, Germany
Dec 18 – Danforth Music Hall – Toronto, Ontario


Foxygen
(Photo by Cara Robbins)
Oct 3 – The Orange Peel – Asheville, NC
Oct 4 – Jefferson Theater – Charlottesville, VA
Oct 5 – 9:30 Club – Washington, D.C.
Oct 8 – Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY
Oct 9 – Webster Hall – New York, NY
Oct 10 – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA
Oct 11 – Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA
Oct 12 – Le National – Montreal, Quebec
Oct 14 – Virgin Mobile Mod Club – Toronto, Ontario
Oct 15 – The Crofoot Ballroom – Pontiac, MI
Oct 16 & 17 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL
Oct 18 – Fine Line Music Cafe – Minneapolis, MN
Oct 20 – Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
Oct 21 – Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
Oct 23 – Rio Theatre – Santa Cruz, CA
Oct 24 – The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
Oct 29 – Komedia Brighton – Brighton, United Kingdom
Oct 30 – The Ruby Lounge – Manchester, United Kingdom
Oct 31 – Village Underground – London, United Kingdom
Nov 3 – Botanique – Brussels, Belgium
Nov 4 – Paradiso Noord @ Tolhuistuin – Amsterdam, Netherlands
Nov 5 – Frannz Club – Berlin, Germany
Nov 6 – Pumpehuset – Copenhagen, Denmark
Nov 7 – 9 – Fun Fun Fun Fest @ Auditorium Shores – Austin, TX

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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