About the Designer
Inspired by her garden full of native and edible plants, the enormity of outer space, and the beauty of every tiny detail, Amy Daileda designs and creates her vibrant artisan line of skirts, tops and dresses in the Alberta Arts district of Portland, Oregon. Pieces feature rich hand dyed color, zero waste designs, detailed stitching, and eco-friendly fabrics.
Amy has been passionate about making things for as long as she can remember. She was born in Las Vegas, Nevada, has a degree in painting, and has been creating eco-fashion in Portland since 1997! She was a member of the Portland Saturday Market for nine years with her former hat line, Daisy Rock. After much creative soul searching she rebranded her business to Vivid Element in 2015, to better represent the vibrant women’s wear line that it has become. She sells her work at art fairs, boutiques in the Pacific northwest, by appointment, and online. Her garden is Backyard Habitat Certified and was in Portland’s Naturescaping Yard Tour. Amy also won 1st place in the Professional category at Modified Style’s 2017 fundraiser fashion show!
Amy’s ultimate goal is to express her love of the universe’s tiny details in brighter and bolder ways while offering eco + ethically made slow fashion made with love. She strives to create vibrant, comfortable, sustainable fashion that will allow her clients to express their own vibrant natures while delighting in locally made, eco-friendly, easy to wear, high quality clothing.
Enjoy the details!
Express Your Vibrant Nature in Sustainable Style
Vivid Element is thrilled to be offering women a vibrant, comfortable, artisan made alternative to fast fashion. Everything is created in small batches out of organic fabrics in Portland, Oregon. The fabrics are natural, high quality and environmentally friendly, so you can ride your bike to work and look stunning, feel great in the comfortable, breathable fabrics, and then you can easily wash everything in the washing machine or pack the pieces for your next trip.
We love the concept of slow fashion—clothing made with thought and care for every detail, including who made it, and even if it takes more time. This collection of women’s wear is full of rich detail. Many Vivid Element pieces feature one of a kind elements, so you can enjoy wearing a unique garment, and delight in the knowledge that the designer worked on every piece. Amy professionally hand dyes some fabrics using low impact dyes and her own color recipes which create colors that are vibrant, permanent and distinctive. Pieces are created with quality craftsmanship as a top priority, are long lasting, and often can be worn in multiple seasons.
Vivid Element is also striving for zero waste by designing patterns that incorporate small pieces in order to be able to use studio fabric remnants. Zero waste designs in this collection include the Time Travel Dress, Lava Skirt, and the Stargazer Dress among others.
Hemp and Organic Cotton
Hemp is extremely fast growing, naturally needs no pesticides or herbicides, and its deep root system protects the soil it's grown in from erosion while leaving it in excellent condition for future crops. Hemp is the strongest natural fiber, and it is breathable, softens with use, naturally anti-microbial and quick to dry. It makes beautiful, comfortable garments that can be washed repeatedly and still look great, lasting for many years. Hemp was first cultivated by humans more than 12,000 years ago!
Organic Cotton is grown without the use of pesticides or insecticides. Conventionally grown cotton uses more insecticides than any other single crop, accounting for more than 10% of total pesticide use and nearly 25% of insecticides use worldwide. Organic cotton is soft and beautiful, and much better for our planet!