Art Meets Nature – Opening of The Riverside Gallery and Natural Clothing Co. store in Snohomish, WA

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Snohomish, WA (PRWEB) September 29, 2011

What do a first generation American and a Polish immigrant have in common? Spending their early years in Chicago is a one thread but more important is a belief in the American Dream. “If anywhere there is still a place that small people can build successful companies, its here, [in America],” says Alina, owner of Natural Clothing Co. “These might be the hardest times in the last 30 years I’ve lived in U.S. but if anybody can make things go right, it is right here.”

And there’s no more beautiful place in America than here in Washington State, especially in Snohomish, with its snow capped mountains, rivers and farms. “We believe we found the most beautiful spot in the state, right on the Snohomish River. It’s so appropriate, that we opened our store here. An art gallery and natural clothing display – art meets nature”, says Elaine, an owner of The Riverside Gallery.

Alina and Elaine met at the class on raising chickens that Elaine was teaching through Sky Valley Education extension in Monroe. Soon they found they had more in common than the joy of chickens. For Alina, an architect by trade and Elaine, a former CPA and teacher, a concern about the environment and the well being of the future generations is a passion. They began collaborating together on several projects, art shows and online. When the opportunity presented itself to create a beautiful showplace which allows promotion of art and raising awareness of dangers of the conventional textile industry, the two motivated women took it.

Alina, bursting with energy when preparing her displays speaks of her beginnings in the business. She started Natural Clothing Company after learning that the conventional cotton crop is one of the biggest consumers of cancer producing insecticides and pesticides, polluting soil, waters, and damaging cotton workers’ health. Today, many people with sensitive skin purchase from the Natural Clothing Co.’s online store, seeking those soft bamboo and cotton fabric. The majority though are the people who want fewer chemicals to be used in our lives – the planting fields and their skin safe, as well as they want to look beautiful.

“We carry hemp, certified organic cotton, linen and bamboo. The fibers are made from plants grown organically without use of pesticides. The Natural Clothing Co.’s fabrics are plant, not oil derived resources, such as polyesters and nylons, so you can compost them once worn out” Alina, an avid gardener, says with a smile. “People don’t need tons of new clothing. But if you do buy something, buy quality; invest in timeless beauty and safety of natural fibers and help the planet. Our organic clothing is Nature approved!”

Alina’s counterpart, Elaine, the owner of The Riverside Gallery, is comfortably friendly as she walks people around the gallery at preview explaining the pieces on exhibit. “We have our current art on display and more coming in for exhibits. The works are by local and national artists. Our art is accomplished by old fashion methods without the use of projectors, Photoshop and other technological advances, except for the limited edition prints.There is a place for those tools in the art world but our goal is to promote art created with the feel of the old masters. Maybe with a nouveau twist. That’s how we envision our gallery.”

Elaine has been a professional artist earning money in the field at age 15. She won ribbons and awards by 18 taking her out of the amateur status at an early age. She worked for an advertising paper in Chicago, has been published in Melbourne, Fl, and is on permanent exhibit in public and private collections throughout the country.

The Riverside Gallery is a place for many visitors with lively activities. There is a gift shop in a making for those searching for a more unusual gift. There are also classes offered as well from degreed instructors with over 10 years experience in teaching. “Art exercises our minds in observation, science, geography and culture. Anyone can benefit from a session of classes.” For a little fun and mild exercise after a good meal, The Riverside Gallery will have weekend Ghost Tours on Foot that will feature the history of this quaint antique logging town intertwined with artfully done ghost stories.

How do they feel about sharing this space? “Wonderful,” says Elaine. “I love the fashion right next door, especially the relaxing beauty of natural clothing. I own quite a few pieces in my wardrobe. And it just fits with the space. Look out the window and you see the river with the fish jumping and the Natural Clothing Co. and The Riverside art gallery, it’s just a good fit… like a natural glove.”

“Walking through the gallery to get to my organic clothing store is uplifting” is Alina’s reply. “The art is different, some colorful, some poignant. It’s not the cookie cutter art we see so often now. It gets the creative energy flowing. So it sets my mood for the day and that’s good for me and my customers.”

The Riverside Gallery and Natural Clothing Co. are right below Todo Mexico, a beautiful restaurant with a genuine feel of old Mexico. With a deck outside and picture windows inside overlooking the Snohomish River, it is a relaxing spot for lunch or dinner. You can also grab a cappuccino at Java Inn at the front of the building to bring with you for your viewing of the gallery at the lower level.

There is no doubt that one can enjoy their time in this building alone. It’s a great place to bring your out-of-town guests, spend a day with friends or just passing your afternoon enjoyably in Snohomish.

The Riverside Gallery and Natural Clothing Company are located at 1101 First St in Snohomish, WA 98290. A Grand Opening is scheduled for Oct 1st and 2nd (Sat and Sun) from 11am till 8pm. After that store hours are 12 pm till 7 pm Thursday till Sun or by appointment.

You can reach Elaine at 813-943-7838 or TheRiversideGallery(at)email(dot)com, and Alina at 877-800-8878,


Younger Push Mayor & Youngor Hemp Family And Other Five Brands – Younger, Men – Clothing

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This year’s China International Clothing Apparel Fair (CHIC2010), the Chinese garment industry leader Younger move unexpectedly, suddenly launched a five brands: MAYOR & YOUNGOR, YOUNGORCEO, GY, “Hemp Family” and HartSchaffner Marx.

This is that adhere to national brand Youngor it? If you answered “YES”, the answer correct; If the answer is “NO”, the answer is not bad. This is the puzzled people of “Younger brands art.”

Younger has not changed. MAYOR & YOUNGOR, YOUNGORCEO, GY comes from the breakdown of existing Younger brands were for public servants, business people, young and trendy crowd, aim to further the brand positioning, style and content to create a distinct personality; and “Hemp Family” is a self-developed green Younger Environmental protection New products, representing more emphasis on originality, focus on the “China element” Younger. WU Hai-known fashion designer explains: “Han, on behalf of our Chinese original; Ma, on behalf of natural pollution-free green products; family, on behalf of Younger dedicated to the world a harmonious, warm, sustainable development home. “

Younger changed. Conquer the world one of the original brand, has now become a multi-brand, more surprising is that the introduction of the letter of the foreign Youngor brand HartSchaffner Marx (Hart? Max), belonging to the United States Men The leader and the flagship brand.

It is understood that this new brand strategy Youngor behind the brand is the five independent studio. Younger road to explore the brand, from its business philosophy: first to make a brand strong, thick trunk, deep roots, to Cha and more; trunk is not rough, the brand has become diversified risky. Younger public statement is: “30 years, despite the Younger’s brand has been only one, but the company has been doing for the brand a solid foundation for the diversification of the work. Youngor do first Shirt , Followed suit to do, they have to do the first comprehensive market share. Men are installed to establish significant market advantage, the Younger further market segments, extending product lines, we have introduced T shirt , Sweaters trousers, coats, ties, sportswear and other men’s fashions. Today the brand unveiled the five years is actually hard work of Accumulate. “

In fact, the head of Li Rucheng Youngor is no longer confined to such diversity of thinking. “We are now considering a higher level of industrial upgrading, from technology-intensive enterprises turned to the creative arts.” To this end, the establishment of 5 million yuan investment professionals Younger Education Fund, dedicated to training outstanding designers, while with the People’s University, Donghua University and other colleges and enterprises Cooperation Personnel training program is under way. Li Rucheng said that 10 years Younger to train 100 excellent, professional and creative design talent, the Younger from the world’s largest factories into a creative world of art creation.

To really go to the world, we must have global culture of thinking, it appears Li Rucheng have to understand this truth. So he said, China to the world, do the brand a century, to do an international brand, not only the issue of capital, but also have a common culture, and complex culture of China to integrate into the world, we must integrate into the world culture, so can Youngor the world and become global brands.

I am China Manufacturers writer, reports some information about general electric telephones , princess telephones.

The Benefits of Hemp Clothing

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Hemp has had such a bad rap over the last few decades because of its association with illicit drugs, however, industrial hemp is one of the most useful and environmentally friendly materials found. In years gone by hemp was an essential and its cultivation was encouraged by governments. It was use for sail, ropes, military uniforms, parachute webbing and canvases of all kinds. Today it has had somewhat of a revival being used in a variety of products such as jewelery, furnishings, paper, body products and increasingly in the construction industry. However, it is as a fabric in the textile industry that hemp has it most obvious use.

Industrial hemp has many advantages over other crop fibers such as cotton.
• matures in one season
• requires considerably less water than cotton
• is resistant to pest thus requiring not herbicides
• has deep roots which assist in controlling soil erosion
• produces 250% more fibers per acre than cotton and some 600% more than flax

Hemp is classified as an Eco textile meaning it requires less energy, produces less carbon and, therefore, creates less pollution than other forms of fabric manufacturing.

Hemp fibers are very much like cotton fibers only three times stronger and far more absorbent making them perfect for infants and adults. Hemp fibers have a natural resistance to mold and mildew and tests have shown that hemp material, with a close weave, repel up to 95% of U.V. rays while other materials such as cotton, repel between 30% and 90%.

Hemp fabric is more course than cotton but can be blended with other natural fibers such as cottons and silk to produce a soft, durable and fashionable material. Hemp clothing is wrinkle free with the ability to retain it shape after years of use.

When compared to cotton hemp’s porous nature allows it to be cool in summer but its insulation qualities mean that hemp clothing is also warm in winter. Its ability to absorb moisture means that dyes are more effective and are resistant to fading.

It seems like hemp has it all. It’s good for the environment, it’s good for your health and it’s good for your pocket. So why not clothing made from hemp?

Greg Richmond is partner in Seekushop Marketing which promotes the marketing of niche products including designer baby wear from

Handmade Hemp Clothing

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Hemp clothing is a product made from weaving natural fibers obtained from the cannabis plant. Although many may know of the cannabis plant’s recreational uses, these plants were initially bred to yield long fibers.
Hemp is the longest, strongest, most durable natural fiber known to mankind and has been used for over 12,000 years. It was cultivated to provide industrial uses such as rope, paper, canvas, clothing, and other alternative textiles.

Originally, hemp is a coarse fiber and was deemed unsuitable for human wear. However, breeding methodologies were discovered to treat hemp fibers and produce a fiber that is much softer; an ideal material to use for weaving hemp. The end-product was then called handmade hemp clothing.

In the United States, hemp is the only crop that can be legally imported but not actually grown. Clothing made from industrial hemp is perfectly legal in the America.
The governing laws are confusing, but non-food and non-drug products made from this crop and sold in a reputable location is perfectly legal in this country. Handmade hemp clothing are comfortable to wear as the fibers keep the user cool.

They are also wrinkle-free which makes it a convenient staple in the wardrobe. Handmade hemp clothing are strong, durable, and absorbent. They are actually more preferred than cotton for garment that need to withstand hard wear. The fibers are known to last longer than cotton because compared to cotton, hemp textiles are stronger, more durable, consume only one third the amount of water, and growing hemp requires no crop chemicals.

It is highly resistant to mildew, rotting, very anti-microbial, and tests have shown that hemp material, with a close weave, repels U.V. Rays. Handmade hemp clothing is generally woven or knitted.
The personalized touch that the hand woven garments provide tend to add a certain exclusivity and value to the product. Designer Calvin Klein is known to have incorporated hemp materials to his fabrics and produce high-end fashion clothing to add to his latest collection.

Additional information is available about Hemp Clothes now.

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