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Designer Jessica Neafsey makes patterns inspired by Central Coast wildlife, like this Scrub Jay dress. Photo by Nic Coury, Monterey County Weekly

Designer Jessica Neafsey makes patterns inspired by Central Coast wildlife, like this Scrub Jay dress. Photo by Nic Coury, Monterey County Weekly

WEST END CELEBRATION LOADED WITH VISUAL ARTS ALL OVER THE PLACE: COMMUNITY PALETTE'S TIMELESS FASHION SHOW

"If the litmus test were not just need, but virtue, Jessica Neafsey’s clothes would warrant reward. She creates clothes with animal patterns uncommon in greater fashion, but native to our landscape – the Western scrub jay, plankton, Pismo clams, the Western fence lizard.

“This is one of the most biodiverse places in the country,” Neafsey says. “It’s about promoting a little eco-literacy.”

That sounds like a progressive and enlightened fashion statement."

Walter Ryce | August 25, 2016 | Monterey County Weekly

TAKE BACK RADIO | INTERVIEW WITH BARBARA MCVEIGH

12pm Tuesday July 25, 2017
102.3 FM and worldwide at radio.dominican.edu.

"Meet Jessica Neafsey, ecologist, designer and more . . .  and she's doing it! She is creating clothing designs that help feed our curiosity and our conversations about the natural world with her line Anima California. A progressive and compassionate thinker - I look forward to our talk about fashion and what we can do every step of the way. Note - her models stand for what they do in life instead of just outside beauty - it's what you do in life that counts! Her efforts help support Mission Blue."