Lounging in style at Portland Fashion Week

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Catching all the fashions can be exhausting. Fashion and design enthusiasts were given a sustainable lounge provided by the innovative Maku Furnishings and Eclectic Home. Eclectic Home, Portland's leading retailer of environmentally sensitive home resources, together with Maku Furnishings were the lead sponsors of Portland Fashion Week's Sustainable Lounge. The lounge provided an area to relax but also showcased modern design. "In Portland, being green isn't a trend, it's a lifestyle. With the eco-lounge we're showing Fashion Week attendees that you green living can be brought into the home without compromising style or quality," said Dennis Rose, owner of Eclectic Home. "Anyone who has ever seen Maku knows that modern design and sustainable products can go hand in hand, without compromising comfort or quality." Eclectic Home's participation in Portland Fashion Week is the continuation of a greater trend in specialty retail, where independent entities succeed in the face of larger big-box retailers through innovative thinking and a commitment to the community. "When Dennis approached us about participating in Fashion Week, it reaffirmed that Eclectic Home was the right retail partner for Maku in Portland. Out of the box thinking, a commitment to the community and a friendly environmental stance are the new prerequisites for surviving in the specialty retail marketplace," commented Johnny West, co-founder of Maku Furniture. "While some complain the big chains are killing their business, Eclectic Home is succeeding by giving Portland a reason to shop in there. Eclectic Home is more than a retailer, it's an incubator of ideas and sustainable design in the community." Portland's Eclectic Home offers unique products from around the world to enhance your lifestyle. More than just a furniture store, they strive to create environments promoting good health and energy while being sensitive to the resources used to make those products. Many of their products are made from either reclaimed materials, sustainable resources such as bamboo or woods from managed forests. Maku Furnishings is the first home furnishings line designed to encompass the global consortium of action sports athletes, design enthusiasts and passionate lifestyle participants. Founded by action sports veteran Johnny West and business partner J. Michael Johnson, the Maku collection consists of authentic and contemporary furnishings that are relevant to today's lifestyle consumers.