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Valerie Werner-Longo started her career in New York City as a womenswear designer and stylist. While working in the fashion industry she began her obsession of collecting vintage and designer pieces.

Moving to the west coast and raising a family on the beaches of Southern California shifted priorities and perspectives. Inspired by her own kids, she started designing children’s clothing using only leftover womenswear fabric from the fashion industry. Soon she opened her own brick and mortar in Hermosa Beach then wholesaled her line to Saks Fifth Ave flagship stores. Recognizing the uniqueness of her children’s line, Travel and Leisure featured her boutique as a destination shop in Southern California. With a heavy heart she eventually closed her little shop and then her business.

Some years later needing to get back into a creative field she took a Visual Manager position with Anthropolgie. But after 8 years in retail, drowning in a sea of consumerism, she’d had enough and the drive to lessen the environmental impact became a necessity. She decided it was time to get back to her roots as a designer and rebuild where she left off.

With a discerning eye and strong point of view on fashion and style, Valerie began to create a distinctive, feminine collection. Her vision was to build a line for women that was ethically made and sustainable while still exuding the effortless California beach lifestyle she loved. By extending the life of a garment and recycling dead stock textiles, she successfully created a line of clothing without adding to the world’s carbon footprint. A standard that she intends to consistently hold at the utmost importance as she continues to grow her business

@love_faustine

California Made | Sustainable resort collection for wanderlusts who honor the earth | Ethically handcrafted from recycled fabric 🌿 #afaustinewoman

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into the wild 🌵 #abeautifulday #madeincalifornia #sustainableclothing #afaustinewoman #holidaycollection
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Meet me this Sunday @galeriela we will be popping up with all our Holiday party favorites. 💃 Come join the fun and have some holiday cheer from 11am - 6pm. Hope to see you there.🥂 #holidaypopup #ecofashion #afaustinewoman #rowdtla #giftshop #galeriela #sustainableclothing
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One person’s textile waste is another person’s inspiration. This lounge wear set is inspired by our California beach lifestyle and made in a limited-edition deadstock linen/cotton stripe fabric. Shop the look Sunday December 9th @galeriela we will be popping up @rowdtla for and ethical holiday gift market. Get your shopping done while knowing you are supporting #sustainable #smallbusiness 🌿 #afaustinewoman #madeincalifornia
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Somewhere I’d like to be. 🌊 #wanderlusting and getting ready to pull the trigger on a trip to back to Bali. 🏝 #goodmorning #sunrise #faraway #aroomwithaview #travelwell
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Well another great show! Thank you to everyone who came out and stopped by our booth. I cannot express how much your support means to me. It is always the best part of any show getting to meet my customers, connect with you and make new friends.🌿 Our Marjorie slip dress was again the crowd favorite. If you missed the show or still thinking about the one that got away. You can set up an appointment to visit our DTLA studio and shop at your leisure. Just drop an email and we will set it up! 😘 and if you entered the contest we will be announcing the winner on Friday! 💃 so stay tuned! . #afaustinewoman #californiamade #sustainableclothing #handcrafted #slowfashion #dtla #sustainablestyle
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Hope to see you this weekend @uniquemarkets 🌿 Come meet the whole team and shop our entire collection at 20% off! ✨ We all will be hanging at space 117 along windows. This slip dress, a crowd favorite from our last show, will be available in both silver and rosé. ✨ It was so loved we added a cami top just for #uniquela in both colors to go with our lounge sets. We also have a giveaway and special surprise for our first 10 customers. Don’t miss it! It’s going to be an amazing show. 🙌🏼 #afaustinewoman #madeincalifornia #dtla
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sugar and spice 💫 #throwback to the first time meeting and shooting with these two beauties @jaaameela16 @mightyolivia 🦋🦋 and photographed by the ever talented @sophiaschrank 🌟 #muses . . #afaustinewoman #californiamade #sustainableclothing #handcrafted #slowfashion #dtla #fashionwithpurpose
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Desert Rose 🌹 Our velvet Monroe kimono with our silver Marjorie slip dress are exactly what you need for the holidays. Chic, comfortable and most importantly recycled. Grab the look this weekend @uniquemarkets in DTLA 🌵limited qualities available 🌵 #afaustinewoman #madeinCalifornia #holidaystyle #sustainablefashion
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As a eco brand one of the biggest challenges I have found is to build a collection that has zero to very little waste. Even while trying to work responsibly, you Inevitably have some fabric waste when cutting a pattern. While puzzling the pieces together and cutting only limited batches I’m finding it pretty much impossible to not have leftover scraps. But, I do save every piece from our cuttings and collect them in a box in my studio. We have started to use them to make scarves and head wraps, both that will be available this weekend for #uniquela Also, we are beginning to work with quilters, crafters and artists to help make our scraps into something useful. Our goal is to have a small little collection of items available for spring 🌱 #zerowastefashion #afaustinewoman #shopsustainable #ecocollection #sustainablymade #zerowastejourney #sustainabledesign
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Give a girl a killer outfit and nothing can stop her!👊🏼 Hey friends! I’ll be at Unique Markets Dtla THIS WEEKEND December 1st and 2nd 💃 Come #shopsmall this Holiday and enjoy the best curated designers and artists Los Angeles has to offer.🙌🏼 #madeincalifornia #sustainablefashion #happeningindtla #uniquela #shopsmallbusiness
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Cherish the little things and you can find happiness in everyday🦋 #gratitude #sundaymornings #inbed #reading #happiness #littlethingsinlife
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The more light you allow within you, the brighter the world you live in will be ~ Shakti Gawain 💫 • It’s #ShopSmallSaturday! As a small business, our customers are our shining light. None of this would be possible without your endlessly love and support, to show our gratitude we are giving 20% off storewide. Thank you for believing in us, we can’t wait to see you looking beautiful in our clothes this holiday season ⛅️ @camilla_roseee wears the Marjorie slip dress in silver also available in rosé. • 🌱Use code: SHOPSMALL20 ~ now through Monday November 26 ~ 🌱 • • #shopsmallsaturday #sustainablefashion #smallbatchproduction #afaustinewoman
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