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Puzzle Apparel: ‘sustainable, responsible’ custom clothing with Maine materials and artisans

Screen Shot 2013-12-30 at 6.04.27 PM From the front page of Puzzle Apparel’s blog

Woman with Maine ties makes mark on fashion industry with ‘sustainable, responsible’ custom clothing

By Nell Gluckman, of the Bangor Daily News An article excerpt:

As a student at George Stevens Academy, Marisol Trowbridge learned something that shocked her and would set her on a winding but determined path to the launch of a new business.

She was in Guatemala for two weeks for an independent project and she became friendly with her host sister, a 13-year-old girl who worked part-time in a garment factory. Trowbridge was horrified that a young girl might be forgoing school to make clothes that she herself could one day be wearing.

“That was my first sort of eye opening experience into how clothes are made,” Trowbridge said at a cafe in Blue Hill on Friday. Read more