I’ve written about my good friend Kate Goldwater several times before — Kate is a feminist, environmentally friendly fashion designer who recently opened a store called AuH2O in New York City’s East Village (7th St. between 1st and 2nd Aves). Kate and I were both members of NYU’s pro-choice organization, and even though we’ve both graduated we’ve remained good friends. Kate is an awesome activist, and one of the all-around best human beings I know. At 23 she has her own line of clothing, owns and runs her own store, shows her collections at fashion shows, and has some of her menstrual blood art featured in an online museum — and now she’s entering the blogging world. At HuffPo, no less.
Kate writes an open letter to Project Runway after they rejected her twice. See, Kate is very against sweatshop labor. Her clothes are all environmentally-friendly. And, unsurprisingly, that doesn’t mesh well with PR’s vision. [Disclosure: I am obsessed with Project Runway].
It’s a great piece, so you should head over, read it, and comment. And yes, one of the pictures is of me, and I look kinda weird. But the dress is great, and I ended up buying it from her.