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Five years ago, Germaine DeNigris graduated from Los Gatos High School with a dream of working in fashion in NYC. Fast forward to a cross-country move, a stint in modeling, and an education at the Fashion Institute of Technology, and DeNigris has achieved that goal with the launch of her sustainable fashion brand Arkins in February 2014.
In an effort to grow the brand, DeNigris and her partner Niki Chow recently completed a successful Kickstarter campaign that raised over $13K for the Winter '15 Collection. "Every dollar we raised is going into ordering fabric," DeNigris tells the San Jose Mercury News. "We're also investing in new, sustainable textile production technologies." The brand manufactures everything in Manhattan. Look for the next collection to be released in September online.
· Los Gatos: DeNegris fashion plan is a model for success [San Jose Mercury News]
· Arkins [Official Site]
· SF City Lights Is Back With Fabric So Soft It's Like Butter [Racked SF]