Thursday, September 23, 2010

Proxy Codman Farm Adventure!

August 2010-

Proxy Apparel uses fashion to entice its customers to think sustainably, not only in terms of fashion but their everyday lifestyles. With sustainability in mind, Proxy has joined forces with local farms to create a Fall Fashion Tour circuit, synthesizing the sustainable fashion and foods world into one big awesome awareness fest.

Over the past two months I have had the opportunity to visit the farm twice to learn about sustainable meat production and canoodle with a variety of cute critters.

Entrance to the main farm office/store.

Both the admission fees and store products are honesty policy--there is no fee police stationed at the quaint locally made collection boxes to ensure you have paid the proper amount of money.

In order to increase income, Codman Farms also loans their services (and farm equipment) to local fields and farms to till, cut or mow whatever needs a little maintenance.

Timid farm go-er carefully describes, in great detail, which pig is the momma and which one is the daddy.

Ducks were abounding at the farm the first time I went with the other proxy ladies. If you're in the market for a duck, feel free to stop on by--they give them away!

I even got the opportunity to talk to Codman Farm Director Jen James about sustainable meat:

Friday, September 3, 2010

Proxy Clothing Adventure!

After graduating from college, I began the both blessed and cursed dance that all post college students embark on: the perpetual job application tango.

In between the sudden urge to weep, pounding red bull and conditioning myself to find stress catharsis through running instead of any alcoholic substance I applied, applied again, interviewed, and cover lettered until the sight of a computer made me sick to my stomach.

While I have yet to acquire a full time paying photography gig, I was blessed to stumble upon an awesome opportunity as the visual coordinator for Proxy Apparel, a sustainable clothing company headed by the lovely Heather Jean MacNeil.

Based in Boston, MA, Proxy Apparel promotes sustainable living, from eating to clothing. Proxy currently sells a variety of jewelry and clothing items made by women's collectives in South America.

For more information on Heather and Proxy Apparel, take a gander here!!

I have yet to update the website, but here's a sneak peak into the new Summer/Fall items!