Fashion line helps human trafficking victims

Tourmaline Designs, Cleveland, Ohio
Tourmaline Designs is a local clothing line with a mission: to help victims of human trafficking. Founder Tiffany Halverstadt donates a percentage of her total sales to a local charity that provides a safe human trafficking victims. She talked to us about choosing her clothing line's mission, what she's learned from running a business in Cleveland and what inspires her.
  • Fashion For A Cause

    A West 6th Street parking lot was converted into the trendiest place to be in Cleveland on Friday night. The Fashion For A Cause outdoor fashion show was presented by Barley House and the Cleveland Professional 20/30 Club on Friday, July 31, 2009
  • A Celebration of Summer

    A Celebration of Summer fashion show, held at Brothers Lounge on July 19, 2009, benefited the Domestic Violence Center.
  • Fashion Knockout

    Four designers showed off their finest work to a packed house at the thirteenth annual Fashion Knockout, presented by Waki Wear. The event took place on July 19, 2009. The outfits were sent down the runway while the designers' identities were kept secret (so as not to influence voting.) At the end of the show, the designers were identified as Aziza Yasmine, Miguel Osborne, Yolanda Ballard and Kimberly Craig.
  • A Cleveland treasure

    Valerie Mayen has truly chased her dream of becoming a fashion designer, and has done everything in her power to grasp it. Today, her very own clothing line, Yellowcake, is sitting pretty in the palm of her hand, with endless possibilities. Fashion sparked as an interest to Mayen at a young age. Family income was minimal, and creating complete and different outfits from pieces and parts of Wal-Mart and Goodwill selections brought her many compliments from friends. She had an eye for the industry and the concept early on in life.
  • Hot rockin' Italian mama

    At first glance, you would never imagine that Bethany Maggianobelts out lyrics to Descendants or Wu-Tang hits before getting ready to head out for a night on the town. In describing her personal style, Maggiano says, “I try to stay somewhat dressy. For me, casual is difficult and I feel much more comfortable in a dress or fitted jeans with heels.”
  • All the glamorous details

    “I die!” declares celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe after looking at a vintage Oscar De La Renta dress during Season 1 of The Rachel Zoe Project on Bravo. Zoe, author of Style A to Zoe: The Art of Fashion, Beauty, and Everything Glamour, dramatically gushes over everything glamorous. She writes, “In my book, glamour is pure lifestyle.”
  • More from Made in the 216

    The first day of Made in the 216 at Room Service was a success, which carried into the second day. The day kicked off with the sun shining as onlookers admired the works of local art.
  • Made in the 216

    The one-of-a-kind, creative Cleveland showcase Made in the 216 kicked off in style on Friday, June 26 at 4 p.m. sharp. The Gordon Square Arts District of Detroit Road filled quickly with eager and artsy supporters interested in checking out the extensive selection of products that were featured by local designers.
  • Unique boutique

    Unveiled in Cleveland’s Gordon Square Arts District in November of 2007, the eclectic Room Service boutique also opened their door for local designers by presenting their product lines to the public. Store owner Danielle DeBoe is a strong supporter of our creative Cleveland businesses, and she features labels such as Wrath Arcane Menswear, Little Korboose and Small Screen Designs in her product selection. The list of locals goes on and on and is fluctuating with freshness.

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