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Andrea Acailawen
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  • Clearwater, FL
  • United States
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I work in fashion
About Me
I'm a green couture jewelry and accessories designer, photo stylist and earth inspired artist committed to environmental responsibility in and out of the studio. I run a carbon neutral label that is both eco-friendly and fashion forward. I am always looking for new ways to reduce my carbon footprint, both personally and as a designer. Even small changes can really add up.

My background is in advertising and editorial creative and this carries over into my work in jewelry and fashion. I have also been doing work as a makeup artist since 2005 and often work in this capacity in addition to working as a stylist, as well as when working on editorial projects featuring my jewelry.

I'm also a writer and blogger on eco-friendly topics, including environmental responsibility within the jewelry and art industries. I am currently working on a project to promote environmentally responsibility in the arts and creative approaches to living and working as green as possible.

IN THE WORKS: I am currently working on two "Elementals" collections that will feature sculptured mixed-metals, designer cabochons and hand-carved gemstones, glass work and more. Additionally, I am designing a bold collection of earth-inspired designs of natural materials designed specifically for editorial use. And, lastly, I am also working on an elegant bridal collection featuring shells, pearls, hand-tied silks, sculptured metals and more.
Fashion Industry Experience
I've been working as an art/creative director and stylist for 19 years, much of which has been within the fashion and beauty industries. I began pursuing jewelry and accessories design as a hobby in 2005, then eventually moved into full-time work as a designer. I still work as a stylist, although it has taken a somewhat secondary role to my work as a designer.

Acailawen Designs is a green couture jewelry and accessories label with a focus on elegance in design and a commitment to environmentally responsible design practices. My work can best be described as couture elegance, redefined.
Favorite Fashion Designer or Fashion Brand
Acailawen Designs
What is your favorite fashion website? (list the WEBSITE address)
Over 18
What is hot in fashion this year?
Green couture jewelry and accessories by Acailawen Designs, of course. :)

My Work Online

Recent articles from my column in the GreenWise Department of Handmade News

- Sustainable Business: It's More Than Being Green
Discover what it means to truly be a sustainable business.

- Packaging & Shipping Decisions
Learn how to make environmentally responsible packaging & shipping decisions to reduce your carbon footprint.

- Write a Green Marketing Plan to Grow Your Eco-Friendly Business
Market your environmentally friendly business effectively, setting yourself apart from those that use the the term "green" as just another catch phrase.

- Going Green: The Importance of Fair Trade Materials
Discover the importance of using fair trade materials in your work, as well as the challenges that we designers and artisans face when trying to obtain materials that are ethically sourced and fairly traded.

- Going Green: Eco-Friendly Design for the Jewelry Artisan
Learn how to make your studio greener with easy-to-implement, environmentally responsible business and design practices.

If you find the articles interesting and/or helpful, please be sure to give them a thumbs up, as it helps me to know which of my articles are the most popular with my readers.

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+ Acailawen Designs on Tumblr
+ Acailawen Designs on Twitter
+ Andrea Acailawen on Twitter
+ Andrea Acailawen on Facebook
+ Acailawen Designs on MySpace

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At 5:53pm on April 13, 2010, Keesha Parsons said…
I see a few items from your collection that I would love to feature at our website,; please create a free account with us and look around. If you are interested in promoting/selling your items with us, please send me an e-mail and I will put you in contact with one of our sales rep who will draft a personalized marketing campaign to meet your needs. Remember, Increased Exposure = Increased Profits!
At 12:59pm on August 20, 2009, DRES said…

nice to meet you,check out my bags!!
hope we can be fashionsta friends

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