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  • we are in this together We are in this together

    An April 10, 2020 article in the Arizona Daily Star showcases how we are in this together as we all fight the COVID-19. I’m making masks, and I am not the only one here in Tucson. There are so many of us! I especially love the closing sentence in Johanna Willett’s article: “It turns out […]

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  • how to best organize your threads The Best Way To Organize Your Threads

    As a designer of women’s clothing, I have a lot of thread in my studio/atelier.  It’s not efficient to keep thread in a box – too difficult to locate that perfect color. What is the best way to organize your threads? I find the best way is to place the thread spools on pegs for […]

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  • cropped-laura_made-right-here What Sustainability Means to Laura Tanzer

    What does sustainability mean to Laura Tanzer?  Since I am an advocate of sustainable action, I thought you might be interested in my perspective on this subject. BEWARE – I have a deep and abiding interest and knowledge of this subject. My ‘mini treatise’ on this subject will be a bit dry…. READ ON, and […]

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  • FIT Alumnus is a Sustainable Designer in Tucson

    (Article by Mike) FIT Alumnus is a Sustainable Designer in Tucson Laura Tanzer is an alumnus of Fashion Institute of Technology, better known in the industry as FIT.  While I was working at a non-profit student exchange organization in Forest Hills, Laura was at Parsons School of Art & Design and FIT, honing her illustration, […]

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  • three ways to wear a convertible dress Three ways to wear a convertible dress

    Michelle Micalizzi and Laura Tanzer discuss three ways to wear a convertible dress I loved speaking with Michelle Micalizzi of Relentless Talk Radio! One never knows where these conversations will go, and this was so enjoyable. I’m usually a bit shy. Thank you for making me feel comfortable on camera! Relentless Talk Radio invites people […]

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  • Sustainability 101

    “Go Green!” How many times have you heard this or seen it as part of a new business advertisement? In Sustainability 101, I talk about the core of being sustainable. Some believe the phrase “Go Green!”, and “sustainability” to mean the same thing. I’m here to tell you sustainability is much more than a marketing campaign! […]

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  • Body Geometry – The Rectangle

    What To Wear For Your Body Geometry In today's video blog, I'm going to talk about Body Geometry.  Body Geometry is my pattern system for all of the different body types.  I create styles to work with the different body types. The Rectangle The rectangle is one of the six basic body types in my [...] Continue Reading
  • local artists who inspire us laura tanzer Voyage Phoenix interview: Meet Laura Tanzer

    Local Artists Who Inspire Us In November 2018 VoyagePhoenix interviewed Laura Tanzer for #AZCreatives Local Artists Who Inspire Us.  Here’s an excerpt: Laura Tanzer – what should we know? What do you do best? What sets you apart from the competition? “I design and engineer modern clothing in a sustainable way, right here in Arizona. […]

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  • fashion takes a holiday Fashion Takes a Holiday

    From the Laura Tanzer newsletter: Fashion Takes a Holiday News You Can Use: November 2018 This section is devoted to interesting news in and around fashion. This month I focus on Fashion for the Holidays. There are many websites with holiday fashion styling, ideas, & advice. Our favorites include: WHOWHATWEAR VOGUE INSTYLE For the Truly […]

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  • Local designers inspire eco-conscious trends

    In the September issue, Green Living AZ Magazine’s Laura Madden interviews three local designers about the fight against fast fashion, their inspiration, and eco-conscious trends. Laura Tanzer talks about “conscious consumption“. Marisa Mike advocates growing and raising your own food as much you can. Ruby Farias talks about reducing unnecessary waste at home. Finding Your One […]

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