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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



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