Giving Back: The Love Faustine Collection

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Valerie Werner Longo is a fashion designer in the LA area. Her latest project, the Love Faustine Collection, gives otherwise trash-ready garments a second, meaningful life.

You can check out the entire collection here.

“The Choose Love Tee was made with the sole purpose to give back to organizations being defunded by the current administration so with each tee sold I give 10% to Planned Parenthood.”

Each piece in the Love Faustine Collection is hand made in California, using only vintage garments and dead stock fabrics left over from the fashion industry.  

 

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Love Faustine Collection © Val Longo | Photo credit Michelle Terris
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Choose Love © Valerie Werner Longo | Photo credit: Michelle Terris
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Choose Love © Valerie Werner Longo | Photo credit: Michelle Terris

Our goal is in minimizing our environmental waste by extending the life cycle of each pre-existing survivor.

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Choose Love © Valerie Werner Longo | Photo credit: Michelle Terris
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Love Faustine Collection © Val Longo | Photo credit Michelle Terris

 

We believe in savoring the garments worth living a little longer, holding onto a little tighter and loving a little more.

 

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Love Faustine Collection © Val Longo | Photo Credit Dan Battista
“The GOOD VIBES pieces are hand selected Vintage sweatshirts from the 60s – 80s. We source them all over Cali and hand select only the best with out stains. Most are worn into that soft washed down feel, We then Hand Chain Stitch the Good Vibes with a vintage Chain Stitch machine in Southern Cal. Most people are drawn to the colorful rare colors. All One of a kind.”
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Good Vibes © Valerie Werner Longo | Photo credit: Val Werner Longo
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Good Vibes © Valerie Werner Longo | Photo credit: Valerie Werner Longo
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Good Vibes © Valerie Werner Longo | Photo credit: Dan Battista
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Good Vibes © Valerie Werner Longo | Photo credit: Val Werner Longo
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Good Vibes © Valerie Werner Longo | Photo credit: Dan Battista

The Love Faustine collection is presented with a very minimal addition to the world’s carbon foot print.

 

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Love Faustine Collection © Val Longo | Photo Credit Dan Battista

“The Jumpsuit, full pants, bra top and caftan are all original designs – I do all the original patterns and hand cut each in my home studio. Then I have these two ladies I found locally to sew them for me. All are made from dead stock fabrics left over from the fashion industry or found vintage fabrics. So all are available in limited quantities.

The solid Blue, Golden Yellow and Dusty pink dresses are all pre 1900 victorian dresses and chemises that i source then hand dye. Most are from France.”

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Jumpsuit © Valerie Werner Longo
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The Love Faustine Collection © Valerie Werner Longo | Photo credit: Valerie Werner Longo
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Pink Caftan © Valerie Werner Longo | Photo credit: Valerie Werner Longo
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The Love Faustine Collection © Valerie Werner Longo | Photo credit: Valerie Werner Longo
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Magic Woman © Valerie Werner Longo | Photo credit: Valerie Werner Longo
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Lips © Valerie Werner Longo | Photo credit: Valerie Werner Longo
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Lips © Valerie Werner Longo | Photo credit: Valerie Werner Longo
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Love California Style © Valerie Werner Longo | Photo credit: Valerie Werner Longo
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Indigo Caftan © Valerie Werner Longo | Photo credit: Valerie Werner Longo
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Jumpsuit © Valerie Werner Longo | Photo credit: Valerie Werner Longo
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The Love Faustine Collection © Valerie Werner Longo | Photo credit: Valerie Werner Longo
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The Love Faustine Collection © Valerie Werner Longo | Photo credit: Valerie Werner Longo
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Catalina Pant © Valerie Werner Longo | Photo credit: Valerie Werner Longo

All of our items are available in limited quantities and many are one-of-a-kind. 

SUSTAINABLE • RECYCLED • MADE IN LA