Check Out Some Fashionable & Sustainable Pgh Businesses – Tula & Kelly Lane Open Houses

Pittsburgh is usually not known for being uber-fashionable, some may say that Pittsburgh is a good 10 years behind other cities in terms of our fashion sense.  Others are confused by our pro-sports dress code.  Only in Pittsburgh is a yellow hand towel considered an import accessory by everyone.

But there are some amazing businesses working to make Pittsburgh look better – this weekend both Tula Organic Salon and designer Kelly Lane are hosting open houses where you can check out their work spaces and save big on on their goods.  I have had the honor of learning about both of these businesses for some time.  I was luck to get an invite to one of the Kelly Lane sales at Kelly’s House a few years ago.  Tula Organic officially opened their doors in April – but the idea has been in the works since last summer.  Tula’s co-owner, Emily Askin, is a good friend of mine.  It is so exciting to see their idea for Tula Organic Salon and Spa become a reality.  Both of these businesses are hosting open houses this weekend and you should stop buy and say hello.

Kelly Lane

Kelly Lane Lake Side Dress

Kelly Lane is a clothing line that is based here in Pittsburgh.  Kelly Simpson-Scupelli designs dresses, skirts and tops that are sold around the globe.  Kelly Lane clothing is crafted with eco-friendly fabrics and is manufactured in the US.  Kelly Lane dresses have been featured on a number of fashion blogs.  Check out Kelly Lane’s Galaxy Dress featured in Eco-Salons list of top 10 Holiday Dresses.  Read more about Kelly Lane in the Post-Gazette profile of her business from March here.

Kelly Lane Spring Studio Sale
Deal Alert – 10-50% off past collections and on-of-a-kind samples

Friday, June 15 4pm-9pm
Saturday, June 16 10am-3pm
Ice House Studios (Lawrenceville) 100 43rd Street, Suite 108 Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Facebook Event – 

Tula Organic Salon and Spa 

Tula Organic Interior

Tula Organic Salon and Spa is a new Aveda salon that opened in Pittsburgh this spring.  The owners of Tula are committed to sustainability.  Many elements in their new salon space were built by Pittsburgh artist Wade Caruso using reclaimed wood.  Stop by on Saturday evening to meet owners Emily and Becky and to learn more about their services

Tula Organic Open House
Deal Alert – to celebrate their opening – Tula is offering a $10 gift card bonus for each $50 gift card purchased
Saturday, June 16 5pm-10pm
Tula Organic Salon and Spa (Sq. Hill) 2629 Murray Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15217
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Pittsburgh's own eco fashion innovator *Jonano* to hold Sample Sale Tomorrow Friday 20th

We just recieved an email from Stephanie at Jonano about their sample sale tomorrow. I wanted to share because Jonano is a pretty cool company that has been generating some buzz across the country with their eco-friendly fashions. I learned about Jonano a few years ago and have some of their t-shirts (you can customize some of their bamboo t-shirts at Jonano also has some great dresses and yoga pants.

Check out the sample sale tomorrow or their entire collection at

You can RSVP for the sample sale here on Facebook:

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Haunted Boat Ride on the RiverQuest Explorer

RiverQuest is awesome and one of those cool things that didn’t exist when I was a kid.  RiverQuest, which used to be called Pittsburgh Voyager, is a floating classrom that is here to provide hand on learning on the rivers.  Earlier this summer, RiverQuest moved to a new vessel that is a green, environmentally friendly ship – the Explorer is one of the first green passenger boats in the world.

To celebrate the Halloween Season they have organized a spooktacular “spirits of the Riverfront” Cruise.  I really want to go on this – 2 hours of scary stories and visiting haunted spots along Pittsburgh rivers.

The final cruise is this Friday, October 24 7-9pm.  Tickets are $10-$15.  Click here for all the details.

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