Carole Frances Lung
Carole Frances Lung (San Francisco, CA 1966) is a socially engaged artist and Professor of Fashion Fiber and Materials, at California State University Los Angeles and Executive Director at Antenna.Works. As the biographer and archivist for her alter ego Frau Fiber, Carole curates and programs the Institute for Labor Generosity Workers and Uniforms (ILGWU). ILGWU is the working archive and experimental factory supporting the investigations of Frau Fiber, textile super hero. At the ILGWU, Frau Fiber facilitates an environment which reflects on the history of textile, apparel and transportation labor rights, and supports the efforts of the contemporary workers, who continue to labor at race to the bottom wages. ILGWU South of the 110, is located at the LOFT 401 S Mesa Street, San Pedro CA. This site houses the working archive and research center for BIG SHIP ERA, Frau Fiber’s new mission to understand the globalization through the shipping supply chain. The ILGWU North of the 110 is Frau Fiber’s experimental production facility embedded into the Fashion, Fiber and Materials program at Cal State LA, 5151 State University Drive, Building 9, Rooms 257, 239 and 244. Together Carole and Frau Fiber activate the vocabulary of textile and apparel supply chain: production, shipping and consumption. They attempt to put cracks in capitalism through the crafting of one-of-a-kind garments, installations, performances, and social sculpture.
Darren Isabelle is a native New Orleanian. He grew up in a family of sewers and is a life long costumer. You can find him most festive holidays in the French Quarter costumed from head to toe enjoying New Orleans. He has been the business manager for Urban Earth Design Studios, an Event and Floral Decor Company for over 20 years. He has been involved with ricRACK since 2012, with the Hollywood Thrift Sales and joined the Board of Directors in December 2019.
Pamela Wood has spent over 2 decades as a consultant in philanthropy and fundraising; all the while maintaining a rapturous love for all things creative involving fashion. As the NKOTB with the insight of an avid story teller, she's inspired by the journey ahead for ricRACK.
Rosane is a consultant whose career spans chemical engineering, finance, entrepreneurship and angel investing. She is passionate about climate action, conservation, and impacting our community through volunteering and mentorship. For fun, Rosane enjoys running and walking in nature, sketching, enjoying family and friends, researching new topics,occasionally sewing, and trying her darndest to sing. She has volunteered with ricRack since 2020 and joined the board in 2021.
Beth has had a love for entertainment since her fifth grade thespian debut as Miss Veryrich in her school play. Being raised in Minnesota she learned the lessons of humility and hard work, as well as how to can, crochet, knit and drive a stick shift in the snow. Coupled with boundless energy and curiosity, the draw to film and television was a natural evolution. As an actor, producer, choreography, dancer, podcast host, and live event coordinator, Beth has worked at just about every level in the entertainment industry. She has a degree from University of Wi-Madison in Radio, Television, Film Production, and a certificate of Business Management from the Harvard Extension school, with a focus on non-profits. She is one of the founding members of the Sirens of New Orleans and their first chairwoman. She's happily married to that guy who rides down the parade route in a recliner, with their finest productions being their three incredible daughters.
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Carol is not shy to admit she is a serial retailer/entrepreneur. For 20 years she has served as buyer and field exec for department stores such as Foleys and Macys, but also founded/operated a vintage textile store/workroom for 20 years. Now retired, she returned to New Orleans, the city of her dreams, where she serves as mentor to teenage moms on the West Bank. She lives uptown and plays host to many friends as they come to visit.