ReUp presents Judith and Joe

1) Business name

Judith & Joe

2) Mission of business – To help you #lookgooddogood. 

Screen Shot 2015-11-19 at 2.08.20 PM3) How is your product  / services helping the world be more green or sustainably conscious? 

We know how much you care about others and your impact. That trickles into every aspect of your life – including your purchases. That’s why all of our products give back in some way. Whether they’re US Made, sustainably made or attached to an international mission, you know each shirt, dress, ring, record or wallet you buy is doing more good than harm. We carefully select well-made products and classic, ridiculously good looking styles that will last you years, further minimizing your footprint. 

4) What do you hope to get out of ReUP?

Connecting with a new audience and new designers, give people coupons to our new store opening with La Lovely Vintage in a couple months!

Screen Shot 2015-11-19 at 2.09.34 PM5) Your personal Fashion inspirations?

A mix of Denver and France. (For both of us). Casual but modern with just the right funk.

6) 3 things if stranded on an island.

My dog, my dude and an endless supply of dog and human food.

7) What is your favorite thing about your brand?

I love the growth we’re experiencing from bus to storefront. It’ll be such a blessing to be able to give more people an opportunity to shop responsibly in a sea of fast fashion. (I also LOVE our rare vinyl records that we carry. Giving old music a second chance evokes such a feeling of connectedness to the previous owners of the albums!)

ReUP designer {Seamly.CO}

1) Business name-

2) Mission of business- In everything we do, we honor our responsibility to produce apparel mindfully, using only surplus fabrics, sustainable fabrics, or fabrics made in North America to sew our garments in Denver, Colorado.

3) How is your product  / services helping the world be more green or sustainably conscious? Aside from using sustainable or locally made fabrics and local production, we aim for total transparency. The goal is to let customers know exactly how our products come to life, and encourage them to ask important questions of all brands they buy from.

4) What do you hope to get out of ReUP? . We’re currently running a Kickstarter campaign for our latest design – a sustainably made, 4-in-1 jacket – and we’d love to show it off, meet new friends, and pre-sell our piece!

Seamly Co

5) Your personal Fashion inspirations? I love Iris Apfel! She’s the best! I mostly wear black, but someday, I aspire to be like her.

6) 3 things if stranded on an island. Pizza, “The Office” and a big chunky scarf. 

7) What is your favorite thing about your brand? Our customers. They’re so supportive, and always have an encouraging word for me. They’re why I’m still in this.

ReUp designer {Derek Keenan of Mukee}

1) Business name- Mukee

2) Mission of business- To give new life to materials that would have otherwise ended up in landfills

3) How is your product  / services helping the world be more green or sustainably conscious? It challenges people to reconsider what  can be done with things that might have otherwise been thought of as garbage. 

4) What do you hope to get out of ReUP? .  I’d like to share my brand of reclaimed jewelry with those who are liking for something unique.

5) Your personal Fashion inspirations? Get down and dirty work attire.

6) 3 things if stranded on an island. Fishing line, Fresh water, and a lady friend.

7) What is your favorite thing about your brand? It’s totally DIY

ReUp presents: Orenda Lou

1) Business name- 

Orenda Lou


2) Mission of business-

Inspire others to share their inner light!

 3) How is your product  / services helping the world be more green or sustainably conscious? 

All of our merchandise is secondhand. We recycle garments that might otherwise end up in a landfill. Even our packaging is recycled/reusable fabric. 


4) What do you hope to get out of ReUP
ReUp is our first time showcasing our stuff at a market! We are hoping to put ourselves out there, meet people within the community, network and have fun!

5) Your personal Fashion inspirations? 
Our mamas, Japanese street style, Nat Kelley.

6) 3 things if stranded on an island.

 Best friend/journal/bananas

7) What is your favorite thing about your brand? 

Kelsey: It represents the balance between masculine and feminine energy.

Keesha: All of our pieces are so vibrant and eye-catching. 

Both: Our brand allows us to show the world who we are!


ReUp Designer Edith Muyinda

In just 10 days, we will be holding our fall fashion market the ReUP at Green Space (1368 26th St, Denver, CO). Here is our first interview from one of our designers featured in the market, Edith Muyinda.

Q: What is your business name?

A: Byasima Couture

Q: What is the mission of your business?

A: To create chic gowns for curvy women.Nov Fashio show pic 1

Q: How is your product / services helping the world be more green or sustainably conscious?

A: I am interested in promoting sustainable and environmentally friendly products. I chose to use products that can be recycled or natural materials. I want to promote the idea that in fashion we can use our imagination to be green by recycling everyday products into fashionable dresses. For my next designs I plan on using recycled fish nets and sea shells collected from beaches.

Q: What do you hope to get out of ReUP?

A: I want an opportunity to showcase my creativity; meet fashion designers and learn more about other ways to keep our environment clean.

Q: What are your personal Fashion inspirations?

A: I have a short story: when I was 10, I used to read my sister’s fashion magazines. Earlier than that, I used to play dress up. I remember my friends and especially my dad telling me how fashionable I was. In trying to match the designs in the magazines, I mixed and matched my outfits all the time. When my dad told me that in addition to business studies, it would serve me well to study fashion. I knew then, that one day I would design beautiful gowns. I am inspired by nature: the natural environment, light, water.My style is artistic and chic. I create handmade and handcrafted unique designs. For instance I will be showcasing a hand sewn fish net dress. To make this dress stylish, I will add sea shells to it

Q: What are 3 things you would bring if stranded on an island?Fish net and sea shells

A: First, I am going to look for the quickest way to get off this island. If it’s a woody island or close to the beach, I would make a fire or use any shiny objects to signal for help, or use a stick or sharp stone to write in the sand or mud- HELP! If in four to five hours there is no help in sight, I will look for where to sleep and something to eat. If this island has cocoa nut trees, I could survive on eating cocoa nuts and drinking cocoa nut milk for a while, until help comes.If I have my cell phone with me, which is most of the time, I will call or text or send what’s up messages for help, to my
friends before my phone battery expires.
I always carry my coloring book when I am travelling. Presently I am coloring vogue art nouveau fashion. Coloring reduces my stress. I will do some coloring as I wait for my rescue.

Q: What is your favorite thing about your brand?

Q: I feel limitless in how I can create designs, how I can use all kinds of materials to make stylish dresses for curvy women. I have many ideas and I enjoy the freedom to be as creative as I wish to be.


Be sure to join the event here and we look forward to seeing you at the ReUp!


Model Call Out for November 21st ReUp market

Want to get involved, get connected, and have a fashionably fun time at our fall market ReUP on November 21st at Green Spaces? Fill out this for if you are interested in modeling. We are looking for 8 female models and 2 male models. This is a volunteer opportunity which will include hair and makeup and lots of fashion fun! Fittings will be held Wednesday, November 18th from 5-8 at Green Spaces. Fittings will only take up to 15 minutes so as soon as we get you in your 3 outfits, you are free to head out!

Aura Lavendar, designer behind BroccoliAndCrystals models for our shoot for our summer market. Photo and styling by Dorian Phaero. Dress by R.Lee, earrings by Mukee.

Fashion/Culture 2.0

Denver, CO Saturday October 24th

Last Saturday, Lynn (our graphic design intern and photographer) and I rolled up VIP to the Tivoli Student Union center for the Fashion/Culture 2.0 show. Sponsored by Metropolitan State University, El Salon, Tivoli Brewing, Reed Art & Imaging, and Shine Graphic Design, the evening entertainment featuredIMG_7294 a fashion show by El Salon, Charlie Price, Leon Designs, and Fancy Tiger, with a silent auction, cocktails, and music. The event was also a fundraiser to support colorado photographic arts center.

The show started by teasing the audience, with the models behind a screen only displaying their shadows. Next, everything went dark and nobody had any idea what was coming. That was my favorite thing about this show, I couldn’t predict or even try to image what or even where anything was coming from next! Each designer displayed unique yet very edgy styles all entering from different starting points, again something I also loved because it showed even more of the designers artistic style apart from the clothing.

Closing out the show, we got to see what I like to think of as futuristic, sassy, space-wear. For those that have seen Wall-e the Pixar movie, if the world ever comes to us living in space, I hope we don’t end up fat in motorized chairs because these outfits and styles perfectly embody exactly what I would want to wear on a spaceship.

BTW I was totally tripping out about this post because this show was truly spectacular and left me speechless! Check out some more media from the show and see for yourself here!

Get To Know Our ReUP Designers!

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Beginning tomorrow November 10th, Fashion Denver will be featuring one interview each day with one designer/business featured in our fall fashion market, ReUp. This is the perfect opportunity to get to know more about the talented, eco-friendly, designers/businesses of Denver! So stay tuned and join the event here!

Shoes for Haiti

This past spring, I teamed up with the The Urban Angels for our dress drive and we sent out over a 150 dresses to Haiti and the children in the orphanage that I was in in the Philippines. Now with the holidays around the corner, the Urban Angels have organized a shoe drive and will be sending a special Christmas gift of new shoes for the kids in Haiti!  

If you would like to help, Cash donations or new children’s shoes can be dropped off to the Fashion Denver office at Green Spaces at 1368 26th Street by December 6th.

All gifts will be sent to and distributed by Love A Child, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit.

For more information, please contact Peggy Kastning!


A Whorl-Wind of excitement!

We love Whorl! Owner Megan Timlin was one of our first interns years ago and has since went on to create a successful boutique and we are proud to see them go into their first year of business! Read on to see what they’ve got coming up!

DENVER, CO – This year has been a “Whorl-wind”. In just one short year we have been named “Best New Boutique of 2015” by Westword Magazine, featured in Westword Artopia and 303 Denver Fashion Weekend to name a few, in addition to launching our own private label, Imprints. Whorl strives to be more than just a store. By collaborating with local designers, vendors and fashion enthusiasts, the Whorl team loves to support and showcase Colorado talent.

To celebrate all of our accomplishments and our first year in business we would like to invite you to join in the celebration for our one year birthday bash! We will be hosting several events throughout the weekend of November 20th – 22nd. Here’s a sneak peak at what we have planned.

Friday, November 20th

Kick off party! DJ, Treats + Sips, Imprints Pre-Spring show & more! Come celebrate with us from 5pm-9pm.

Saturday, November 21st

We want to celebrate our customers! Treat Yo Self with mini facials, makeovers, manicures & chair massages from 11am-4pm. Vendors include Pretty Bride Shop, Tootsies Nail Shoppe, Debbie Lipski with Champion Massage, and Sara Duffey. 

Sunday, November 22nd

Come early for Pre-Black Friday Sale! 10am – Noon. Mimosas & Breakfast Treats. Also, we are having a Super Sale including $5, $10 and $15 bins!

We hope you can join us for this weekend of celebration. We are located at 3326 Tejon St. in Lower Highlands. 

About Whorl

Whorl is truly one of a kind, we strive to bring good things to great people! Located in Denver’s LoHi neighborhood, Whorl is a ready to wear clothing store team made up of skilled industry professionals whose experience in buying, styling, merchandising, PR and event planning offer clients a one stop fashion shop. Our mission is to provide sophisticated, high quality clothing at affordable prices- connecting great people to amazing fashion.

Supporting Colorado designers since 2004 through production of fashion markets, fashion shows, and business development

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