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Lollapalooza Green Street: Art Market

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Part of the Official Guide to Lollapalooza’s Green Street

The Art Market vendors, located in Green Street North and South, sell repurposed or ethically sourced goods.

1:Face Watch

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Green Street North
Completed by Amina Ahmed

Is this your first Lolla? If not, how many years have you been here?
No, this is our second year at Lollapalooza!

What will we find at your Lollapalooza booth?
You will find a movement to help change the world. 1:Face watch is in affiliation with eight different charities, each representing a different color watch, and with each purchase of a watch different metrics are carried out to help the different causes and charities.

Where are you from, what do you do, and how long have you been doing it?
We are from Chicago, and we started this brand back in October of 2012.

E0213  (1)How green are you? Why?
We try to be eco-conscious in every decision we make. We have an environment watch in partnership with The Adventure Project; also all of our packaging is made from recycled material.

What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done and how did it turn out?
Skydiving—I have always had a fear of heights and this has always been on my bucket list to do. I freaked out at first, but it has to be one of the coolest things I have ever done. It was AMAZING.

What band(s) are you hoping to sneak away from your booth to see?
Eminem, but who isn’t excited to see him?

Anastasia

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Green Street North
Completed by Anastasia Chatzka

Is this your first Lolla? If not, how many years have you been here?
I set up at the Green Street in 2009 for my first time and this is my second time.

What will we find at your Lollapalooza booth?
At my Lolla booth you will find fun fashionable clothes! We designed a special festival collection that is made of limited-edition fabrics from past collections. Everything in the booth is limited edition of five or less. Our sizes are 2-16 and we have wrap dresses, shift dresses, sheath dresses, circle skirts, pencil skirts, shorts, bralettes and accessories.

pinkBlueSkirtCropTopWhere are you from, what do you do, and how long have you been doing it?
I am from Detroit but I have been living in Chicago for ten years. I design and manufacture clothes in Chicago! I have been running my company for six years.

How green are you? Why?
I am bright green!  All of the clothes in the collections are designed and produced in Chicago. We are made local and sold local which gives right back to the community. There are very few clothing companies that are run domestically that the majority of people shop at. We are unique in that. You can even come into out boutique and have custom clothes made.

What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done and how did it turn out?
The craziest thing I ever did pertaining to fashion was shave the sides of my head into a mohawk and  shaved out hearts and dyed them red! It was a really amazing hair style.

What band(s) are you hoping to sneak away from your booth to see?
I would love to see Interpol and Fitz & The Tantrums!

Black Ink Art

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Green Street South
Completed by David Swartz

Is this your first Lolla? If not, how many years have you been here?
This is our first time at Lolla, but we’ve always been interested in coming.

What will we find at your Lollapalooza booth?
Crazy wacky amazing eccentric art time, prints, original paintings, sketchbooks, a lot of products with our works on them. Maybe live painting at any given time.

Where are you from, what do you do, and how long have you been doing it?
We’re from Philly—my brother and I are both painters. For the past three years we’ve been doing it full time, mostly by touring music and arts festivals, selling art to the masses and trying to get our name out there.

Year Of the GoatHow green are you? Why?
Well in general art isn’t the greenest industry, but we’re green when we can be. When given the option, we recycle of course.

What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done and how did it turn out?
Hmmm… there’s just too much that’s unfit for publication. One time, we drank milk that had expired. Turned out pretty sour.

What band(s) are you hoping to sneak away from your booth to see?
I’ve always been an Eminem fan and never thought I’d get a chance to see him live so I’ll definitely find time to see him. Other than that I’d love to see Lykke Li,  Spoon and Kings of Leon, since I haven’t seen them before and Trombone Shorty puts on an amazing show. Unfortunately and fortunately I’ll probably be too busy to see much. My brother Jonathan won’t be here, since he’s working another one elsewhere… and beyond.

 

Chaos Card Company

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Green Street North

Is this your first Lolla? If not, how many years have you been here?
Nope, this is our fourth Lollapalooza.

What will we find at your Lollapalooza booth?
One-hundred-percent hand-printed goodness—ethical, sustainable, organic, recycled—wearable art. T-shirts, clothing and accessories—each print unique.

Where are you from, what do you do, and how long have you been doing it?
Expelled from art school at a very young age, Don Rock has been printing anything that will stand still since 1980.

photo 1How green are you? Why?
We’ve got two kids that grew up printing with us—what better reason to keep it green?

What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done and how did it turn out?
The craziest (and best) thing we’ve ever done is to believe we could give up our day jobs and make art for a living.

What band(s) are you hoping to sneak away from your booth to see?
We’re drawing straws over who gets to see School of Rock…

Chuck U Art

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Green Street North

Coco Loco Jewelry

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Green Street North

Is this your first Lolla? If not, how many years have you been here?
We have been a part of Lollapalooza since 2009 and have been loving it every year.

What will we find at your Lollapalooza booth?
At Coco Loco you will find an eclectic mix of hand-carved organic jewelry. We source unique, natural and sustainable materials from around the world to create our distinct line of jewelry. We work directly with the artisans designing and carving jewelry from materials like coconut shell, palm nuts, tropical hardwoods and salvaged bone and horn.

Where are you from, what do you do, and how long have you been doing it?
We are based out of Santa Cruz, California where the sun is warm, the water cool and the waves perfect for surfing. With so many great hikes and outdoor activities it can be hard to stay in the office at times. But luckily Santa Cruz is a very inspiring place to live that cultivates creativity and consciousness. Many of our designs are inspired by elements of nature and the natural limitations of the raw materials we use. Come by our booth on Green Street to learn more.

How green are you? Why?
Being environmentally conscious is not only a way of life but also the only way to sustain life, which makes it the only rational and logical way to live. We consider environmental sustainability in every step of our production using natural materials that are salvaged, recycled and sustainably harvested.

What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done and how did it turn out?
The craziest thing we’ve ever done? Come find us in person, we’ll share some wild stories from the road with ya.

What band(s) are you hoping to sneak away from your booth to see?
Bands? There’s music at this festival? Hahahaha. For us the most important thing we came here to see is you. The people and patrons who have come to share their positive energy and good intentions. But if we can sneak away to see Outkast and Skrillex that would be awesome! Anybody want to watch our booth for us?

Drive By Press

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Green Street South

Is this your first Lolla? If not, how many years have you been here?
This is our second Lolla!

What will we find at your Lollapalooza booth?
At our booth you will find original wood-block printed apparel. We print our apparel on-site using a fifteenth-century-style printing press. We have men’s and ladie’s apparel including t-shirts, tank tops and specially made ladie’s dresses and cut-shirts.

LionsTankGoldAWhere are you from, what do you do, and how long have you been doing it?
Drive by Press is from NYC and Austin Texas. We are mobile apparel designers and printers. We have been traveling the USA for over seven years printing everywhere we go!

How green are you? Why?
We strive to be as green as we can: From the organically grown cotton in our shirts to the custom-made printing ink we use, our process is totally non-toxic and one-hundred-percent sustainable. We believe that we can run a great business that delivers the highest quality service and products while taking care of our planet at the same time.

What band(s) are you hoping to sneak away from your booth to see?
We are totally hoping to see Spoon, the Arctic Monkeys, Interpol—oh yeah, and we would like to check out Chromeo too!

The Foundrie

thefoundrie.com
Green Street South

Futurgarb

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Green Street North

 GREENOLA Style

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Green Street North

Is this your first Lolla? If not, how many years have you been here?
This is our second Lolla: last year was too much fun not to return.

What will we find at your Lollapalooza booth?
In our booth you’ll find a bunch of cute girls grooving to the music… and some fabulous, ethically made jewelry and accessories designed right here in Chicago, and handmade by artisan communities in Bolivia + Kenya. Our edgy, yet boho style will excite the hispter and fashionista living inside you.

140529_GreenolaFW14_1907-Edit cropWhere are you from, what do you do, and how long have you been doing it?
We hail from this great city, Chicago. GREENOLA STYLE empowers women worldwide through design. We’ve been in business for five fabulous years.

How green are you? Why?
Does the name give it away? Though we love hugging trees, our “greenness” goes further. In most of our designs, we repurpose, reuse and recycle materials into new, eye-catching designs. Believe it or not, we use seeds, beer bottles, cultural textiles and recycled metals as components in our designs. The icing on the cake is that we are members of, and support the Fair Trade Federation.

What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done and how did it turn out?
Personally, each team member is a little bit off center as we tend to attract adventure junkies. As a company, this year alone we’ve traveled to Bolivia twice to work with our artisans, to Vietnam to make new partnerships, to the Dominican Republic to make new partnerships, and will be heading to India at the end of the year. Travel is in our blood, and making new partnerships inspires our design.

What band(s) are you hoping to sneak away from your booth to see?
Outkast is totally on our MUST SEE list and Lykke Li makes our heart beat fast.

 Hot House Market

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Green Street North

Is this your first Lolla? If not, how many years have you been here?
This is Hot House Market’s second year as a vendor on Green Street.

What will we find at your Lollapalooza booth?
Carefully curated vintage men’s and women’s clothing, boots and shoes, accessories and wares that are super affordable, stylish and a lot of fun.

10487586_928686030490431_3427843250308007930_nWhere are you from, what do you do, and how long have you been doing it?
We are from Lafayette, Indiana—home of Purdue University. For the past five years we have been traveling the country, tracking down the best vintage stuff on earth. Basically, we find what you love. When we’re not traveling, we spend A LOT of time at the mall… because that’s where our shop is!

How green are you? Why?
How green are we??? SUPER GREEN! Vintage clothing is not only the COOLEST way to express your personal style, but, the most environmentally friendly way of dressing. We also try to save the earth by rescuing and selling the MOST AMAZING vintage furniture you have ever seen. And why? Man, it’s really gross when you think about how much stuff is added to the landfill every year—an average of 11.8 million tons of clothing per year get thrown away! Then, when you think about the carbon footprint that manufacturing and the transportation of new products leaves behind, it’s huge!  The amount of energy it takes to produce vintage clothing is zero.

What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done and how did it turn out?
The craziest thing that Carrie of Hot House ever did was: made a snap decision, said “F this,” left her keys on the desk, and walked away from a very lucrative, but unfulfilling, time suck of a professional career. Turns out Hot House Market was born and it was the best decision she ever made!

What band(s) are you hoping to sneak away from your booth to see?
Doug can’t wait to see Nas and Cage the Elephant. Carrie is dying to see The 1975, Jenny Lewis and Shy Girls.

Larissa Loden

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Green Street South

Is this your first Lolla? If not, how many years have you been here?
This is our first year at Lolla and we could not be any more excited. We are ready to rock this.

What will we find at your Lollapalooza booth?
In our booth you will find jewelry that is made from vintage or made in the USA components. Everything is also handmade in Minneapolis, Minnesota. We like to think our jewelry has a vintage-meets-modern aesthetic. We are also pretty excited to be debuting Chicago-area-code necklaces and Chicago-map lockets.

Where are you from, what do you do, and how long have you been doing it?
I am from Minneapolis, Minnesota and have been a jewelry designer for eight years. Two years ago we started doing music festivals and were hooked. There is nothing better than listening to great music, having a beer in your hand, and selling stuff you made with your own two hands and seeing people wear it out of the booth.

Fall Winter 4How green are you? Why?
We are pretty green because most of our materials are made from deadstock. Deadstock components are materials that were once made that never got used. Plus everything is made in the USA, actually right in the Midwest.

What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done and how did it turn out?
Oh man, I have done lots of crazy things. The craziest might be how I met my husband at Ozzfest, but that story is not fit for publication. We are happily married, though, twelve years later.

What band(s) are you hoping to sneak away from your booth to see?
I have to sneak away for Phantogram, that is a must! There are so many others I hope to see as well: Lorde, Phosphorescent, Cage the Elephant, Iggy Azalea and the Avett Brothers (they put on a killer set at Newport Folk last year).

Leighelena

leighelena.com
Green Street South

Is this your first Lolla? 
Leighelena celebrates six Lollapaloozas together this year!

What will we find at your Lollapalooza booth? 
Our signature line of leather goods and accessories, including a new selection of vegan leather jewelry.

Where are you from, what do you do, and how long have you been doing it? 
I am from El Paso, I have been making jewelry my whole life and this business I have been doing about nine years now.

How green are you? Why?
At least fifty percent of the copper we use in our products is recycled. About fifty percent or more of all the leather we use for our bracelets is post-consumer. Many of the materials we use for our enamels is recycled glass. We consistently reuse the packing supplies we utilize to ship our products and in an effort to reduce waste, we do not use excess materials to package and brand our products. Why not give back to an earth that has given us so much!

What band(s) are you hoping to sneak away from your booth to see?
I can’t wait to see Iggy Azalea!  She rules. I will be excited for Eminem’s performance as well!

The Sacred Heart Series

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Green Street South
Completed by William K. Stidham

Is this your first Lolla? If not, how many years have you been here?
I believe this will be my sixth Lollapalooza. It’s a unique festival. The backdrop is extremely dramatic; epic in scope. Chicago has an energy that is palpable. And I do believe the location adds as much to the festival as the music.

SACRED HEART SERIES SWhat will we find at your Lollapalooza booth?
I always try to keep my customer in mind when I’m doing a festival show. We all come with different tastes, expectations and budgets. I have everything from limited-edition 48 x 32 hand-touched canvases for $500 (shipped) to a $10 coaster that I make in my studio here in Austin, Texas. Everything I do or make touches my hand. It’s art!

Where are you from, what do you do, and how long have you been doing it?
I’m a nationally recognized rock ‘n’ roll portrait artist whose Sacred Heart Series captures the passion, feeling, emotion—heART energy of the musicians we love! I’ve been a full-time artist for the last seven years. I’ve logged 200,000 miles on my cargo van by the time I get to Chicago!

How green are you? Why?
I’m conscious of the environment. Part of being a good steward of the world, I believe is being conscious of my impact on it. All my art reproductions are done with water-soluble inks. I use cotton canvas, as well as acid-free paper. I don’t hand out plastic bags. Come by the booth and we can hug the trees in front of me!

What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done and how did it turn out?
Craziest thing I’ve ever done is decide to have a baby at age forty-nine!  It’s working out great: He’s three months old!

What band(s) are you hoping to sneak away from your booth to see?
I’ve always been a huge Spoon fan being from Austin, Texas.  I’ve seen them in a room, now I want to see how that translates to a festival environment. I’m also interested in Eminem.  I’m considering painting him.

Souldier

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Green Street South

Is this your first Lolla? If not, how many years have you been here?
We’ve been honored for several years to be part of this great festival.

What will we find at your Lollapalooza booth?
Handmade guitar straps from recycled and salvaged materials, along with camera straps, belts, bags, hair accessories and more.

Where are you from, what do you do, and how long have you been doing it?
Souldier is from Chicago and has been on the forefront of the handmade craft revolution and innovator of customization for the masses for almost ten years now.

Souldier Lolla ShopHow green are you? Why?
We use recycled seatbelts, salvaged leather and vinyl and vintage fabrics and even turn our scraps into items. We make being green rock!

What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done and how did it turn out?
Being told by a big company that customers didn’t like having choices. I went out and made over six million options available for people to choose and build their own items online at souldier.us.

What band(s) are you hoping to sneak away from your booth to see?
Hoping to see Portugal. The Man and also Iggy Azalea.

Synergy Organic Clothing

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Green Street North

Is this your first Lolla? If not, how many years have you been here?
This will be our seventh Lollapalooza!

What will we find at your Lollapalooza booth?
Dresses, skirts, tops, jackets and yoga lifestyle clothing all made with an effortless mix of style and eco-conscious practices.

Where are you from, what do you do and how long have you been doing it?
We are based in Santa Cruz, California and we produce organic and sustainable women’s clothing since 1993.

How green are you? Why?
We strive to be conscious in every facet of our business. From the fair trade practices we follow to producing our clothing with low-impact dyes and organic cotton materials, it’s a top priority to implement green practices throughout the entire company. We are also dedicated to supporting other green businesses in hopes of promoting a global impact of mindful living.

What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done and how did it turn out?
Went on the road and followed the Grateful Dead on tour and ended up starting an organic clothing company because of it.

What band(s) are you hoping to sneak away from your booth to see?
Iggy Azalea

Teysha

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Green Street South

Is this your first Lolla? If not, how many years have you been here?
Nope, this will be our second year! 2nd of many more we hope!

What will we find at your Lollapalooza booth?
Beautifully made products by artisans throughout Latin America—functional, wearable art. From our hats and leather sandals to custom-designed boots and shoes, each piece connects you directly with the artisans and their culture and is uniquely yours. Men and women, all ages and styles—we want everyone to be a part of Teysha. You can come in and design your dream pair of boots, find that perfect festival hat you’ve been looking for, or just come and meet the team and immerse yourself in the art and community of Teysha.

Where are you from, what do you do, and how long have you been doing it?
We were born and raised in Austin, Texas, where we also just opened Teysha’s World HQ. In Guatemala, we’re based in Antigua and our workshop is just outside the city, in a small town called Pastores. We started Teysha in 2012, although that’s hardly when our journey began. In school, we studied International Development and traveled and lived all around the world. We were in awe at the magical diversity and uniqueness of this world, and of the people in it.  We saw that the communities we grew to know, though rich in culture and creativity, were poor in opportunities to work for a better future for themselves and their families. We studied the roots of these issues, and imagined ways we could turn the tide. Teysha is a purpose-driven company that works to connect communities and empower people to explore our world through art, community and craft. With indigenous and traditional communities, we work to connect people to authentic handmade art through collaboratively created, culturally charged footwear and goods. Every piece celebrates the world’s art forms, cultivates global community and embraces the rich diversity of our planet. By wearing and supporting these art forms people help to cultivate a world in which people have the opportunity to express themselves, work for a better future, and connect across borders and cultures.

How green are you? Why?
All of our producers are small, cottage artisans. They produce each textile, shoe or work of art in their homes using traditional techniques. Textiles are loomed by hand on a backstrap loom. Shoes are crafted by hand, only using a sewing machine to sew the upper. Cutting each piece by hand and then carefully welt-sewing the sole to the upper. In addition, we use minimal packaging in our shipping and distribution. We also work with carriers that work to offset their carbon footprint through investing in conservation activities. We always promote ways to reduce waste and promote environmentalism in the communities we work with and are always looking for more ways to create a more green economy.

What band(s) are you hoping to sneak away from your booth to see? 
Phantogram, Cut/Copy and Cage the Elephant are three bands I’ve been trying to see and keep missing so hoping to catch at least one of them if we get lucky! And then there’s Kings of Leon, who are just fantastic performers and artists. I could see them again and again and it’d be a new experience every time.

Transit Tees

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Green Street South

Is this your first Lolla? If not, how many years have you been here?
This will be the first year that Transit Tees, Inc. will be a vendor at Lolla. We are a good mix of excited and terrified.

What will we find at your Lollapalooza booth?
Transit Tees will be featuring hand-screened apparel including the Chicago Loop Stripe design, hand-sewn CTA map tees, pillows from reclaimed materials and up-cycled pallets featuring the Chicago flag.

Where are you from, what do you do, and how long have you been doing it?
Transit Tees is based out of Chicago and has a flagship store located in Wicker Park. TT designs and manufactures a product line based on metropolitan themes, including mass transit, city seals and the Chicago flag. The staff all bike to work, hand make the products and is involved in collective feedback on everything produced. We like to think of ourselves as an insider brand for Chicagoans.

IMG_4833How green are you? Why?
TT hand-pulls all screen prints in Wicker Park and uses salvaged materials to create products. The boss also has a knack for finding pallets, chairs, wood mantels, old windows, etc and turning them into functional art.

What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done and how did it turn out?
TT was hired by the Museum of Contemporary Art to create gift items for the Jeff Koons exhibit. We hand-screened his huge aluminum “Rabbit” onto polo shirts and then foil-stamped the whole image. As a finishing detail we replaced the pearl buttons on the shirts with 432 hand-sewn aluminum buttons to match his aluminum rabbit. It was a bit of work.

What band(s) are you hoping to sneak away from your booth to see?
We play a lot of Arctic Monkeys, The Avett Brothers and Phantogram in the store so it would be great working while listening to them live. Also Outkast, because it’s Outkast.

TruRute

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Green Street North

Is this your first Lolla? If not, how many years have you been here?
This will be TruRute’s second Lolla! We were grateful for all the good energy that came to our tent, and had a blast with our neighbors on Green Street.

What will we find at your Lollapalooza booth?
Uniquely designed bamboo longboards and hand-crafted snowboards.

Where are you from, what do you do, and how long have you been doing it?
We are a Midwest action sports company building a community of like-minded local business, fellow entrepreneurs to support each other in our passion for street and snow sports.

IMG_4624 1How green are you? Why?
Bamboo is the material we use in our boards, along with corn/poly composite for our wheels.

What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done and how did it turn out?
Had kids and they turned out pretty freakin’ awesome.

What band(s) are you hoping to sneak away from your booth to see?
When I’m not working the tent, I’ll go wherever the music leads me.

 

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