Oxford Who’s Who has inducted Bambi Layne into the highest Professional Distinction “Top Tier of Excellence Lifetime Achievement Recognition” due to her outstanding contributions and achievements in the field of chemistry, sustainability and evaluation for green, and her continuous contributions to eco-friendly wear. Throughout her career, she has been self-motivated, results oriented and driven to succeed. Bambi Layne is one of few special honorees distinguished based on her professional accomplishments, academic achievements, years of service, and the credentials she has provided. Although a trained analytical validation chemist Bambi has been an avid recycle and ecologist since visiting her grandparents farm as a child. She learned at a very early age that barely anything went to waste (or should go to waste), as it was reused until the point of non- functionality. Egg cartons went to start seedlings for the grand-parents garden. The entire concept for the line was to specifically utilize items in one's closet that no longer fit or those that had exceeded its past or current wear appeal. It is true there are numerous ways to recycle your clothing by simply donate them to a friend, charity, or as we also do transport them to family and friends. Ms. Layne was truly interested in seeing what could be accomplished by physically utilizing the material of those items no longer worn by transforming them into something new although it may always stay somewhat familiar. Ms. Bambi Layne has made that interest into a reality founding B. Layne Creations. Oxford Who’s Who proudly endorses Ms. Bambi Layne on all her contributions. We also recommend all to visit her website and pick up her book Eco-Transformations: http://www.b.laynecreations.com/.
Bambi Layne is a trained analytical validation chemist and an avid recyclist and ecologist. As a child she spent many happy years visiting her grandparents' farm where respect for the environment and recycling was a way of life. Nothing went to waste. Egg cartons were used to start seedlings for the garden each year and clothing would be passed down through generations. Her passion for re-creating garments came in 1994 when she was still attending D'Youville College in Buffalo, New York. The first re-creation came from dissecting a tuxedo shirt, once used as her uniform for the dinner boat she worked on with her mother, summers before. Bambi cut this shirt collar in a draped boat neck form from shoulder to shoulder - hand stitching simple thin black velvet around its color and adding a black ivory cameo button trimmed in gold to the top of the placard. It was in this wholesome environment that Ms. Layne’s values and beliefs were formed. By the time she entered college, she continued to view her clothes as things of value and began redesigning them into reincarnated versions of their former selves while pursuing her career in biotechnology. Ms. Layne’s first position after college graduation was at Life Technologies as a Customer Service Biotechnology Specialist. She later joined Bristol-Meyers Squibb as a Chemical Technician. She also worked as an Analyst for Occidental Chemical, a Chemist II at Genzyme and a Technical Assistant Manager and Business Development for Lab Metrix Technologies. Presently, Ms. Layne is the Sustainability Manager at NC Finances & NC-Finances, Ltd. She incorporates her expertise in chemistry sustainability and evaluation for green building, critiquing environmental sustainability while planning for financed humanitarian projects, including B. Layne Creations, which specializes in beautiful, sustainable fashions. Some clothes simply require a transformation. Fabrics today do not seem to have the same wear time. They are not made to last specifically because of the ever changing demand on our fashion world and subsequent pressure to buy buy buy.. Even decent designers take lighter weight cotton or synthetics or blends to create a specific look, but that fabric may not be able to see al long enduring wear time. In order to extend wear time simple repairs were made at minimal cost in time or repair materials. This creates, a possibly, interesting design stretching beyond a noticeable seem. If you are not interested in repairing some of your favorite items inquire with your local cleaners, or contact us. We may be able to help. Going beyond simple repairs creates another avenue for creative expression potentially saves an item of clothing that has dear sentiment to you and enables one to enjoy it for a truly second clothing life cycle. B. Layne Creations is an enormous supporter and fan of the Patagonia and North Face labels because of their contributions to eco-friendly wear. Her book, Eco-Transformations: An Up-Scaled Sustainable Lifestyle from L.A. to Paris and Back Again