Beyond our events we would like to continue highlighting members of our community, educating our city about sustainable practices, and celebrating our citizens, all while having fun. Our blog serves as an opportunity for us to all share our skills, share our spaces, and share our visions for a more sustainable future. Explore our blog to access tutorials, interviews, articles, virtual studio visits, performances, and so much more!
by emily peters
In this tutorial Emily Peters, local Miami jewelry maker, sustainability advocate, designer, and musician shows us how to make Rainbow Rags out of upcycled materials. Many household products are enshrined in plastic, are single-use, or in general end up in landfills shortly after their initial use. This waste accumulates over ones lifetime to epic proportions. Rainbow rags can be used to replace single use items such as cosmetic rounds, napkins, table-runners, place mats, re-useable bath tissue(TP), rags, or tissues. In this tutorial you will learn how to do basic stitching as well as how to cut and repurpose old fabrics and clothes around your home. Every little thing you can do makes a difference! See how many products you can replace in your home with reusable DIY ones!
by pangea kali virga
Miami designers are using their skills to make face masks for donation and purchase as well as teach others virtually how to make their own. Dedicated to the community, health, and sustainability each designer we featured in this list incorporates sustainable practices into their masks through various ways. It is such an honor to be able to serve our communities in this way and we hope you enjoy this list of fabulous designers and charitable initiatives!
Miami On Sight will be partnering with some of the designers below for face mask giveaways every Friday starting May 1st. Learn more by following us on instagram @miamionsight
interview with Valeria Savino
by Pangea Kali Virga
Pivot MKT is a beacon for what the future of sustainability might look like. Co-founded by sustainability pioneer Valeria Savino, this brick and mortar fashion and lifestyle boutique serves as a communal hub and collaborative institution, featuring an array of sustainable brands, transforming a retail space into something extraordinary. Pivot Mkt offers shoppers so much more than just quality products and includes educational opportunities as well as a fiber recycling center as part of a holistic approach to sustainable consumption. We got a chance to interview Valeria concerning her latest collaborative project, The Museum of Sustainability which you can continue reading about in this interview.
by luana ouverney
This guide contains great stories of Ouverney’s travels as well as valuable tips of how she maintained her eco-friendly lifestyle while moving each week to a different location with only one suitcase and one fold-able bicycle. Luana will be publishing this book shortly and this blog is a great sneak peek and a link to help fund this new important project!
by Karli Evans @allseeingmedia
Photographers have the ability to capture moments, both candid and posed, and turn these past memories into eternally beautiful momentous cinematic occasions. We love the work of Karli Evans, AKA @allseeingmedia, and her immense portfolio cataloguing the city of Miami, it's arts and queer community, its events, and of course, its fashion. We are proud to be partnering with Karli for this photography tutorial, where she talks composition, props, depth, and more. Take this moment to get creative and do a photo shoot at home! Share your pics with us inspired by Karli's tips and we will feature them on our @miamionsight Instagram!
Start dyeing your fabric by following this video here.
by emily peters and laurel Jereda
Natural dyeing is a large component of sustainable fashion replacing harmful synthetic chemicals that poison waterways with organic natural ingredients such as local plants. Learn how to dye materials at home in your kitchen with pantry items such as tumeric or tea with Emily Peters and Laurel Jereda, two local sustainability advocates and artists.
Start dyeing your fabric by following this video here.
ON WRITING QUARANTINE POETRY
by Nico Hough
Nico Hough, writer, aesthete, and Miami On Sight co-producer shares his thoughts on writing poetry during quarantine and lends advice to those looking to write verse. Nico has been writing a poem a day during this time of social distancing, invites you to do the same, and tells you why it matters
Start your quarantine poems here.
Jamaican-inspired vegan curry recipe
by Vianny Guillen and Green Goods Express
Join our friend Vianny Guillen, local Miami visual artist and enthusiastic cook as she makes delicious homemade vegan Jamaican-inspired Curry using fresh, organic local Florida produce from our friends Green Goods Express.
A PlayList By Sol RUiz
BY SOL RUIz
Sol Ruiz is a producer, songwriter, musician, and stylist with the band Sol and The Tribu, a group known for blending electronic music with Afro-Cuban, Cumbia, Reggaeton, Funk, Blues, and Hip-Hop rhythms to achieve a uniquely Miami sound. Sol and The Tribu performed at the first Miami On Sight fashion runway.
making the best of your
covid 19 quarantine and how to help out
by Nico Hough and Pangea Kali Virga
COVID-19 has touched all of our lives and we have all had to partake in radical change. Quarantine can be intimidating, but is necessary to ensure the well-being of the community. In that spirit, we’ve come up with a list of fun and safe things to help you pass the time and connect with yourself, your community, and your loved ones. We’ve also included a list of ways you can contribute to those in need through volunteering, charity, and more.
Let the distance keep us together.
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