Press

2009

  • Minful Metropolis

    Mindful Metropolis - October 2009 Jessa is profiled in the Mindful Metropolis "People in Your Community" section.

  • Chicago Suntimes

    Chicago Sun-Times Media and Marketing Mix - October 6th, 2009 "The latest such campaign to emerge from Euro is the "Make A Fashion Statement" campaign for Pivot, a Chicago-based online boutique that aims to sell fashionable and eco-conscious clothing and accessories."

  • Time Out blog - October 1, 2009 "In addition to exclusively selling ecofriendly attire and accessories, she has fostered a sense of community within the world of sustainable fashion, hosting trunk shows, panel discussions and exhibitions."

  • Second City Style - September 18, 2009 Jessa Brinkmeyer wins the Fashion Group International Chicago award for retail.

  • ABC 7 Chicago - September 2009 Pivot featured in eco-fashion segment.

  • Ecofashionworld.com - August 18, 2009 "Over a cup of coffee, Jessa tells me how she got into eco fashion."

  • Lucky Magazine

    Lucky Magazine Online Pivot is included in Lucky's "Sites We Love" listings under Dresses!

  • Chicago Magazine

    Chicago magazine - April 2009 "We canvassed the Chicago area in search of earth-minded innovators."

  • Chicago Reader

    Chicago Reader - March 9th, 2009 What’s secondhand clothing doing in a shop that specializes in clothes and accessories made with green materials and processes? Well, the idea is that that vintage clothing is inherently earth friendly.

  • Ideal Bite

    Ideal Bite - February 23, 2009 Return to our fave eco-shop, Pivot, which is teaming up with style-scavenger Midwasteland to open a new vintage section this week.

  • Daily Candy

    Daily Candy - February 20, 2009 Jessa Brinkmeyer (Pivot) and Monica Dimperio (The MidWasteland) join forces for the first time. With Brinkmeyer’s ecochic aesthetic and Dimperio’s vintage vantage, no one can stop them.

  • TimeOut Chicago Article

    TimeOut Chicago - February 19, 2009 Brinkmeyer is creating a vintage-clothing section in her store with help from an expert thrifter, local fashion blog The MidWasteland.com's Monica Dimperio.

  • Go Magazine

    Air Tran’s Go Magazine - February, 2009 It’s kind of like a destination shop, with everything from clothing to stereos made out of wood, jewelry and art from local people.

  • BlackBook.com

    BlackBook.com Pivot is featured as a BlackBook Top Pick for shopping in Chicago.

  • CS Interiors Article

    CS Interiors - Winter 2009 Q&A With An Eco-Curator ... Recently, the sartorial queen of green made an impressive foray into the design scene with the three-day Museum of Sustainable style (MoSS).

2008

  • Lucky Magazine

    Lucky Magazine - December 2008 Pivot is featured as one of Chicago’s best places for eco-gifts this holiday!

  • Chicago Tribune

    Chicago Tribune - October 19, 2008 Jessa comments on the versatility of the boyfriend cardigan.

  • idealbite

    Ideal Bite: Chicago - August 26, 2008 Are you in hot pursuit of new fall clothes?
    Catch ‘em at Pivot...

  • Fashion Loves People

    Fashion Loves People - August 18, 2008 My first visit to Chicago’s only eco boutique lived up to every one of my (high) expectations. The shop is sleek, quirky and just the right size — small enough to feel intimate, but large enough that its Fulton Market destination location is well worth the trip.

  • Planet Green

    Planet Green Pivot is part of Planet Green’s Chicago Green City Guide.

  • Chicago Public Radio

    Chicago Public Radio - July 22, 2008 Pivot was included in the Chicago Matters program discussing green fashion. Click on the link above to hear the story or read the transcript.

  • Talking Fashion TeenVoque.com blog

    Talking Fashion - July, 2008 Pivot was featured in the Talking Fashion blog at TeenVogue.com

  • Chicago Tribune

    Chicago Tribune - April 24, 2008 “I wanted people to know that they didn't have to sacrifice fashion, personal style and comfort to be smarter about what they wore,” [Brinkmeyer] said. “I wanted people to realize that every little thing does have an impact.”

  • CBS

    CBS 2 Chicago - April 5, 2008 Pivot featured on CBS 2 Chicago segment. April 5, 2008.

  • Chicago Magazine Logo

    Chicago Magazine: Green Issue - April 2008 And while the clothing is created from environmentally friendly materials such as soy fabrics, organic cotton, organic wool, hemp, silk and bamboo - all of which of are comfortable and, yes, breathable - Brinkmeyer recognizes that the fashion has to stand on its own.

  • Domino Logo

    Domino - February 2008 Pivot featured as an eco-clothing store.

  • Womens Wear Daily Logo

    Women's Wear Daily - February 2008 Opened in September by a former fashion journalist, Pivot, in one of Chicago's emerging neighborhoods, is catering to both green aficionados and newbies.

  • Chicago Sun times Logo

    Chicago Sun-Times Series: Chicago Women 30 and Under Substance and Style - February 7, 2008 The most surprising thing about bamboo T-shirts and organic denim jeans? They're gorgeous. And comfortable. Brinkmeyer makes a “conscious wardrobe” seem awfully appealing.

  • ideal bite Logo

    Ideal Bite - February 4, 2008 Pivot's racks are packed with cutting-edge clothes from more than 40 designers devoted to using organic and/or sustainable fabrics such as bamboo and Lenpur.

  • People Magazine

    People Magazine - February 2008 Organic Denim available at Pivot featured.

  • Daily Candy

    Daily Candy Chicago - February 1, 2008 Chicagoans select Pivot Boutique as one of the Sweetest Things from 2007.

  • Crains Chicago Business

    Crains’ Chicago Business - January 14, 2008 Eco-smart fashion already has been gaining momentum among women. In September, Pivot, the city’s first eco-boutique, opened on Fulton Market, carrying upward of 40 sustainable, organic and recycled lines.

  • Crains Chicago Business

    NYLON magazine - January 2008 "In order to really be green, people have to adopt its values on a cultural level," says Brinkmeyer."

2007

  • lucky magazine

    Lucky Magazine - December 2007 Pivot's magno radio is featured in national edition gift guide.

  • Chicago Tribune

    Chicago Tribune - December 16, 2007 "Featuring only eco-friendly designers, Pivot had a holiday open house that provided information on how to recycle Christmas trees and wrap presents using old maps and magazines."

  • Red Eye Chicago

    Chicago RedEye - October 3, 2007 Pivot's grand opening is featured as "2Do" item.

  • Time Out Chicago

    Time Out Chicago - September 6, 2007 "After Jessa Brinkmeyer earned her journalism degree from Northwestern last year she decided to chuck her budding fashion-writing career and created Pivot."

  • Daily Candy

    Daily Candy - September 4, 2007 "But some trends – like saving the environment – are always worth following."