Recreation California

Hailing from San Francisco, I studied Art History and Textile design as an undergrad.  After waiting tables and spending all of my money on records, I decided to do an MFA in Fashion and Textile  Design.  During this time I discovered my love of screen printing, and knew the combination of construction design with my own prints, was the only way I could execute this kind of work. 
After moving to Los Angeles, I started my own clothing company, Recreation.  I couldn't find the type of clothes I was interested in being made. I also feel that the future of fashion and the environment is bleak.   The time is now to make environmentally responsible business decisions when choosing materials. I decided to use only organic cotton and hemp for my collection and business. My concern is quality over quantity, and supporting environmentally sound fabric mills.
Andrea Vence,
Creative Director of Recreation
  Instagram: recreation_hq