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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Pittsburgh Tech Council and Jonano Join GA/GI Festival

"We are thrilled to support this ground-breaking regional event -- and help showcase the innovation and creativity that is defining the next generation of our city! " said Kim Chestney Harvey, Art + Technology Director at the Pittsburgh Technology Council.

Since 1983, the PTC have been the point people for four primary clusters of the tech industry in Southwestern, Pennsylvania including, the Advanced Manufacturing /Materials, Green Technology, Information Technology and Life Sciences sectors---over 270,000 people, dedicated to the success of the region through technology. In addition, PTC hosts a number of events year- round affording opportunities to network with the best and brightest in the business; hosting tech art exhibitions and maintaining an in-house gallery which Ms. Harvey curates with the work of regional artists.

GAGI also welcomes-- Jonano--eco fashion designers, whose founder, Bonnie Siefers asks, "Why does sustainably have to be stuffy?" Her line of women's dresses, tunics, tops, pants and skirts are ethically made with high style inspired by nature. This Eco chic collection is about clothes that defy trends and seasonal fashion statements. There's a unique vision that defines their design and manufacturing process. The Jonäno website explains: These trademarked collections incorporate production models that benefit small farmers, local artisans and support their communities. Jonäno ecoKashmere Collections are made from viscose from organically grown bamboo blended with organically grown cotton and sometimes a hint of spandex. The crops are harvested close to vertically integrated manufacturers to lessen the transportation costs between fabrication facilities. Jonano eColorgrown Collections utilize the newest techniques for nurturing heirloom colorgrown organic seeds to produce a totally natural color palette. The name--Jonano-- is derived from the Sami language of Scandinavia which translates to "live well."
GAGI has selected Ms. Siefers and her team to coordinate the festival's eco-tech fashion show which will showcase Jonano's cutting-edge clothing as well as street-chic LED-lit and recycled looks...And watch out for amazing fashion surprises, too! Jonano Sales and PR Manager, Kristin Barker will MC and spearhead this stylistic extravaganza.