Jay McCarroll, the fashion and textile designer who is internationally recognized for winning the inaugural season of the Emmy nominated competitive reality television show, Project Runway, has designed a unique dress for Gabby Wild's 12 for 12 in 12 Animal Activist Campaign using the AccuQuilt GO! Fabric Cutter.
With the number of endangered species around the world continuing to grow each year, Gabby Wild, the founder of The Gabby Wild Foundation, is taking a stand against this important, yet often neglected cause. 12 in 12 for 12 is the integrative approach to combine eco-conscious fashion with animals in a fundraiser/awareness project to promote conservation of 12 unique, endangered and critically endangered animal species. McCarroll has created a dress to represent the Kakapo Parrot.
Dress designed for the Gabby Wild's 12 for 12 in 12 Animal Activist Campaign using the AccuQuilt GO! Fabric Cutter.
The feathers for the dress were created by McCarroll using his AccuQuilt GO! Fabric Cutter and GO! Feathers die. "AccuQuilt has a huge variety of really useful products," said McCarroll. "Being able to use the AccuQuilt GO! Fabric Cutter rather than cutting by hand was a huge time saver." The AccuQuilt GO! Fabric Cutter naturally and almost effortlessly impresses quilting and fabric customers with its accuracy, ease, speed and portability
The Kakapo Parrot will be represented by Gabby in October with funds going to the Kakapo Recovery Program.
Jay McCarroll is the fashion designer who is internationally recognized for winning the inaugural season of the Emmy nominated competitive reality television show, Project Runway. Jay studied fashion design at the former Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science, now Philadelphia University, where he currently teaches. He also studied at the London College of Fashion.
Fabric, color, pattern, and texture are among the great loves of Jay's life. According to Jay the greatest part of his job is manipulating those elements into functioning products for people to use and enjoy. Jay finds inspiration for his work in many different things. He's always been drawn to the vastness and the beauty of nature and is also fascinated by how other humans utilize nature so industriously.