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Projects SSF Loves | The IOU Project “Made in NYC” Capsule Collection

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Projects SSF Loves | The IOU Project “Made in NYC” Capsule Collection


Designers have two more days to “get their madras on” and submit their portfolios to Source4style to be considered the next designer for The IOU Project “Made in NYC” Capsule Collection.

Upon dreaming up the contest – we [Source4Style] wanted to give entrants a chance to participate in the entire process of the sustainable design supply chain – from working with traceable, handwoven, sustainable materials to producing in a local garment center to engaging in responsible B2B and B2C commerce.

The competition is open to designers of any level around the world.  The entry fee is $100 and includes an annual Premium Level Membership - normally priced at $350 - on Source4Style. Designers can sign up via and use discount code IOU at checkout. After signing up designers can tweet @source4style and @theiouproject or email us directly at with a portfolio (link or PDF) and a description of why you want to be the next IOU designer. Designers can enter up until 11:59PM EST on February, 24th .

Five finalists will be chosen on February 28th, 2012 by a panel of judges including, Benita Singh and Summer Rayne Oakes (co-founders, Source4Style), Kavita Parmar (Designer, The IOU Project), Vivian Weng (Director of Fashion,, Alysia Reiner (Actress), Izabella Miko (Actress, Founder of EkoMiko), VV Brown (Singer/Songwriter), Erica Domesek (Founder, PS I Made This), Kate Dillon (Model) and Erica Wolf (Save the Garment Center). The finalists will then receive 8 meters of unique and traceable madras cotton from IOU to produce a single garment or accessory for women, men or unisex for Spring/Summer 2013.

The winning product from DIY with IOU, announced on March 29, 2012, will be produced as part of the IOU Project’s “Made in NYC” Capsule Collection, showcased at a trunk show hosted by ABC Carpet & Home, and sold on Profits from the sale of the design will be shared 50-50 with the winning designer.

For more information, read on here. Register to apply here.

Summer Rayne | Co Founder of Source4Style is also a SSF Style Ambassador

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