Open Dialogue: On Style and Sustainability with Everybody.World

  • The Commons
    Second Floor, East Side
    220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

Iris (left) and Carolina (right) at their Los Angeles HQ. Photo: Joe Pugliese.
Miracle wearing the 100% cotton, biodegradable styles, all made in ethical factories in Los Angeles. Photo: courtesy of Everybody.World.
Remi wearing layered pieces from the Trash Tee collection, made from 100% recycled cotton. Photo: courtesy of Everybody.World.
Jihaari wearing the All-In Flightsuit designed by Margot Jacobs and Ed Brachfeld, who receive 10% of each sale for life. Photo: courtesy of Everybody.World.
Stages of the Trash Tee. From left to right: raw cotton, waste cotton (a byproduct of yarn manufacturing), recycled cotton yarn, the Trash Tee. Photo: courtesy of Everybody.World.


Designers and cofounders of Los Angeles-based clothing brand Everybody.World, Iris Alonzo and Carolina Crespo, lead an open discussion about practices of sustainability and style in contemporary design.

Public Programs at the MCA are organized by January Parkos Arnall, Curator of Public Programs and Christy LeMaster Assistant Curator of Public Programs.


About the Designers

Everybody.World make thoughtful goods, without exploiting people or the planet, and are dedicated to workers, ecology, and ideas. That means championing fair wages, pushing boundaries in textile sustainability, and collaborating with creative minds to make enjoyable clothing.

The Los Angeles-based brand is the only company to offer basics made from 100% recycled cotton—a completely new way to approach sustainability in apparel.

Cofounders Iris Alonzo and Carolina Crespo have built their business on a bedrock of ethical and eco-friendly production, and the cross-pollination of ideas from people of all walks of life. Together, they have 30 years of experience in the apparel manufacturing industry.