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Elektra is the daughter of three generations of professional fine artists and entrepreneurs, including parents who met while both working at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in NYC. She left a career in international development, as a former National Security Scholar to Latin America, Peace Corps volunteer to West Africa, and Rotary World Peace Fellow to Asia, to pursue her dream of owning a design business. She founded LETTUCE TURNIP THE BEET® in 2011 on the streets of SoHo (NYC). The brand is shipped worldwide with love, spreading contagious happiness to those who give and receive it. Treat yourself. Spoil others.

CELEBRITY SIGHTINGS: ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
- May 2016: Kevin Costner's family buys LETTUCE TURNIP THE BEET shirt…

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  • Female
  • Born on December 13
  • Joined June 10, 2007

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collage, whimsical, vintage, distressed, colorful, organic, textural, multidimensional

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Elektra is the daughter of three generations of professional fine artists and entrepreneurs, including parents who met while both working at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in NYC. She left a career in international development, as a former National Security Scholar to Latin America, Peace Corps volunteer to West Africa, and Rotary World Peace Fellow to Asia, to pursue her dream of owning a design business. She founded LETTUCE TURNIP THE BEET® in 2011 on the streets of SoHo (NYC). The brand is shipped worldwide with love, spreading contagious happiness to those who give and receive it. Treat yourself. Spoil others.

CELEBRITY SIGHTINGS: ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
- May 2016: Kevin Costner's family buys LETTUCE TURNIP THE BEET shirt
- March 2016: Andrew Kevin Walker, screenwriter of movies including Seven, buys LETTUCE TURNIP THE BEET shirts
- August 2015: Madonna gets custom apparel for her birthday in NYC and Rebel Heart Tour
- July 2015: Carol Radziwill wears LETTUCE TURNIP THE BEET tank top on Real Housewives of NY (RHONY)
- June 2015: Modern Farmer magazine shows LETTUCE TURNIP THE BEET shirt on Orin Hardy in Bali
- May 2015: Australian celebrity MasterChef Curtis Stone poses with son Hudson wearing LETTUCE TURNIP THE BEET shirt on Instagram & DailyMail UK
- May 2015: Kevin Costner's family buys LETTUCE TURNIP THE BEET shirts
- March 2015: Real Housewives of New York Heather Thomson's son Jax wears LETTUCE TURNIP THE BEET shirt in US Weekly
- Feb. 2015: Melissa Hartwig, Whole30 founder, features LETTUCE TURNIP THE BEET tank on Instagram
- Nov. 2014: Martin Short & Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee receive LETTUCE TURNIP THE BEET shirts in LA at philanthropic event
-Nov. 2014: Martin Short & Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee receive LETTUCE TURNIP THE BEET shirts in LA at philanthropic event
- September 2014: shown on Chef Jason Quinn of MTV's show Snack-Off with Eddie Huang
-August 2014: Giada De Laurentiis, Food Network star, captures LETTUCE TURNIP THE BEET shirt on Instagram
-April 2014: DJ Saeed Younan wears LETTUCE TURNIP THE BEET shirt at Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
-Nov. 2013: Blake McCormick, award nominated tv producer of Mad Men, gets LETTUCE TURNIP THE BEET shirt
- Oct. 2013: Jane Coxwell, private chef to Diane von Furstenberg buys LETTUCE TURNIP THE BEET shirts
-Sept. 2013: Adam Savage, of Discovery Channel's 'Mythbusters', orders LETTUCE TURNIP THE BEET shirts
- Sept. 2013: Andrew Kevin Walker, screenwriter of movies including Seven, buys LETTUCE TURNIP THE BEET and equestrian shirts
- August 2013: Madison Hildebrand, of Bravo's 'Million Dollar Listing,' wears LETTUCE TURNIP THE BEET tank on show
- May 2013: Umphrey's McGee wears LETTUCE TURNIP THE BEET shirt at Hangout Music Festival
- 2013: Railroad Earth’s stand-up bass player Andrew Altman wears LETTUCE TURNIP THE BEET shirt on tour
-March 2013: Rosanna Arquette gets LETTUCE TURNIP THE BEET shirts in LA
- Dec. 2012: Dave Dresden, DJ and producer of Gabriel & Dresden, get LETTUCE TURNIP THE BEET shirt and baby bodysuit
- Sept. 2012: LETTUCE TURNIP THE BEET shirts spotted on set of NBC television series 'Revolution' in Wilmington, NC
- Sept. 2012: Andrew Kevin Walker, screenwriter of movies including Seven, buys LETTUCE TURNIP THE BEET shirt
- August 25, 2012: Jason Mraz wears LETTUCE TURNIP THE BEET shirt (as seen on his Facebook site & YouTube)
- Summer 2012: Madonna's choreographers wear LETTUCE TURNIP THE BEET shirts during MDNA world tour
- March 2012: Mayumi Nishimura, Madonna's former macrobiotic chef for 7 years, gets LETTUCE TURNIP THE BEET shirt
- Feb. 2012: Rich Talauega, choreographer to Madonna and Chris Brown, wears LETTUCE TURNIP THE BEET tank at Super Bowl rehearsal (as seen on Madonna's Facebook site)
- January 4, 2012: Jimmy Fallon and The Roots receive LETTUCE TURNIP THE BEET shirts
- December 17, 2011: Tom Colicchio, head judge on Top Chef, buys LETTUCE TURNIP THE BEET shirt for son Dante in SoHo, NYC
- November 13, 2011: parents of Meredith Koop, stylist to Michelle Obama, buy LETTUCE TURNIP THE BEET shirts for their daughter in SoHo, NYC
-October 19, 2011: Rich + Tone Talauega, choreographers to Chris Brown & Madonna, wear shirts at World Dance Awards 2011
- October 16, 2011: Claire Danes buys LETTUCE TURNIP THE BEET shirt in SoHo, NYC
- October 2011: Madison Hildebrand, realtor on Million Dollar Listing, wears LETTUCE TURNIP THE BEET shirts in Malibu, CA
- October 2011: Madonna gets LETTUCE TURNIP THE BEET shirts
- September 8, 2011: Sam Ronson and Ali Hewson receive LETTUCE TURNIP THE BEET tank at Macy's Fashion Night Out
- August 28, 2011: Grammy Award-winning Electronic Dance Music DJ Paul Van Dyk receives LETTUCE TURNIP THE BEET shirt
- November 2010: Georgina Bloomberg gets various equestrian shirts
- October 30, 2010: Madonna wears new ENJOY NEW YORK CITY shirt in NYC
-June 27, 2010: Rich Talauega, choreographer for Chris Brown's Michael Jackson tribute, wears MJ tribute shirt at 2010 BET Awards
- April 2010: Sarah Jessica Parker orders custom ooak apparel and art
- April 9, 2010: Adam Lambert receives Alexander McQueen tribute shirt at concert
- July 18, 2009: Zindzi, daughter of Nelson Mandela, buys Obama and MJ shirts at Radio City Music Hall's "Mandela Day" tribute & orders custom apparel for Nelson Mandela
- July 8, 2009: Trey Songz wears Michael Jackson tribute shirt on BET Network's 106 & Park
- June 19, 2009: Madonna wears RIDE shirt in NYC and London
- October 21, 2008: Rich + Tone wear Obama wings tshirt on Dancing with the Stars
- October 18, 2008: Madonna wears black Obama wings track jacket in NYC
- October 2008: Scott Shriner, bassist for Weezer, wears 3 different Obama shirts while on tour
- September 1, 2008: Madonna wears Obama tshirt in London
- August 2008: Charles Oakley, NY Knicks, orders Obama burnout tee
- August 2008: Madonna wears 'Obama wings' tshirt at sound check for upcoming concert

PHILANTHROPY: :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
We regularly contribute to philanthropic endeavors:
-Dec. '16: donation to US Peace Corps volunteer project in Nicaragua training rural female and youth business owners
-Nov. '16: donation to Sacred Stone Camp from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in ND
-August '16: donation to Four Paws, an international non-profit who is rescuing the starving animals from the defunct Gaza Zoo
-Feb. '16: donation to provide emergency food and medical care to starving animals in abandoned Yemen Zoo
-Feb. '16: donation to assist family with musically gifted child in desperate need of a life-saving bone marrow transplant
-Dec. '15: donation of over 200 lbs. of apparel to Fashion Delivers for people in developing countries and disaster relief areas
-Dec. '15: donation to The Barnyard Bhutan Animal Rescue & Sanctuary in Bhutan
-Dec. '15: donation to US Peace Corps Volunteer project: Lesotho Village Latrine Project to construct pit latrines for 39 families in a mountainous community
-Dec. '15: donation to The Rotary Foundation to support peace fellows worldwide, of which the founder of this brand is a peace fellow alumni to Japan for grad school
-Nov. '15: donation to The Brooke, an international animal welfare org dedicated to improving the lives of working horses, donkeys and mules in some of the world's poorest communities
-Sept. '15: donation to the Change for Animals Foundation, supporting their projects in various countries where animals are exploited for profit
-Sept. '15: donation to Juliana's Animal Sanctuary in Colombia
-Sept. '15: donation to The Forest Eater independent film campaign
-July '15: donation to US Peace Corps Volunteer project: Namibia, Apiculture (Beekeeping) business for nutrition and income generation
-June '15: donation of 70 shirts to Finca Santa Marta, a non-profit org. devoted to organic farming in Nicaragua
-June '15: donation to US Peace Corps Volunteer project: Madagascar, University Day to encourage college attendance for rural youth
-April '15: donation to The Barnyard Bhutan Animal Rescue & Sanctuary in Bhutan
-April '15: donation to The Barnyard Sanctuary in New Jersey for recent rescue of 130+ abused farm animals
-April '15: donation to Carolina Waterfowl Rescue for roosters rescued from cockfighting bust
-Feb. '15: donation to Joyjeet Das Memorial School, India for school event
-Dec. '14: donation of shirts to Finca Santa Marta, a non-profit org. devoted to organic farming in Nicaragua
-Dec. '14: donation to 3 US Peace Corps Volunteer projects: 1. Swaziland, Girls Empowerment Camp (GLOW); 2. Senegal, Youth Entrepreneurship Training; 3. Tanzania, Secondary School Apiary and Fruit Orchard.
-Dec. '14: donation to teenage aspiring chef in foster care through One Simple Wish
-Dec. '14: donation to documentary film project "All Living Things – Manoj Gautam and Jane Goodall in Nepal" to help stop the world's largest animal sacrifice
-Nov. '14, donation to Smith College Study Abroad Programs (my alma mater)
-Oct. '14, donation to Seal Rescue Ireland to continue their work rescuing and rehabilitating injured seals and otters of Ireland
-July '14, donation of 50 shirts to Finca Santa Marta, a non-profit org. devoted to organic farming in Nicaragua
-May '14, donation to 3 US Peace Corps Volunteer projects: 1. Peru, Girls Camp ALMA; 2. Ghana, Two Classroom Construction; 3. Benin, Club Girl Power
-April '14, donation to 112 Carlota Galgos for rehabilitation of rescued Spanish greyhounds
- March '14, donation to Japan ICU Foundation to support ICU Study Abroad Scholarships for Japanese students to study in the USA
- Jan. '14, donation to Sea Shepherd Conservation Society for protecting marine life
- Jan. '14, donation to Best Friends Animal Society in UT in loving memory our 16 year old cat who was rescued by them
- Jan. '14, donation of 100+ lbs .of new apparel to Fashion Delivers, benefiting those affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines
-Dec. '13, donation to 7 US Peace Corps Volunteer projects: 1. Nicaragua, Girls Empowerment Camp; 2. Benin, School Improvement; 3. Tanzania, Empowering Women Through a Small Catering Business; 4. Mozambique, Pedestrian Trail Bridge; 5. Togo, Community Well Project; 6. Cambodia, School Painting to Empower; 7. Botswana, Local Garden Project.
-Dec. '13, donation to Rotary Wold Peace Fellow Alumni Fund for future peace fellows
-Nov. '13, donation to Fresh Food Generation for acquisition of farm-to-table food truck in Boston
-Nov. '13, donation of shirts to Nazareth College equestrian team to raise $ to replace tack lost in recent barn fire
-Oct. '13, donation of shirts to Spring Hill School in Vermont to raise scholarships
-Oct. '13, donation to NPR, supporting public radio
-September '13, donation to Urban Farmland fundraiser to buy Baltimore city lots currently used to grow produce for urban residents
- July '13, donation of hundreds of shirts to Fashion Delivers, benefiting those affected by recent tornadoes in the Midwest, USA
- June '13, donation of over 200 lbs. art materials and fashion design equipment to NYC Materials for the Arts
- April '13, donation to American Heart Association
- February '13, donation for Brooklyn kids to attend YMCA Summer Camp
- February '13, donation of shirts to Finca Santa Marta, a non-profit org. devoted to organic farming in Nicaragua
- February '13, donation to CHART Inc., Communities Healing Through Art, “Jersey Coast Creates” program for families affected by Hurricane Sandy
- December '12, donation of apparel to Saving Horses, Inc., silent auction benefit in Southern CA
- March '12, donation to Ekatva Oneness - Manav Sadhna for underprivileged children to perform and inspire others through their global tour promoting "Unity, Love and Non-Violence"
- February '12, donation of apparel to silent auction for the Maryland Horse Council & the Maryland Fund For Horses
- July '11, Akindale Thoroughbred Rescue in Pawling NY, silent auction held by Shadowbrook Equine Facility
- March '11, Saving Horses, Inc., silent auction at Dressage Affaire in Del Mar, CA
- November '10, Florida Horse Park Foundation silent auction in Ocala, Florida
- April '10, Mystic Valley Dressage Show silent auction for Courtney King-Dye in Rhode Island
- March - May '10, devoted 6 weeks straight, seven days a week to hand-printing, gift-wrapping, and shipping hundreds of shirts that were sold with 100% of the profit going to Courtney King-Dye's medical treatment resulting from her injuries following an equestrian accident
- March '10, donation of apparel to Saving Horses, Inc., silent auction at Dressage Affaire in Del Mar, CA
- 2010, donation to Peace Corps volunteer's Mongolian Helmet Project to provide helmets to local youth who race/ride
- November '09, donation of apparel and art to silent auction for the Boston chapter of "Success for Kids" (SFK)
- October '09, donation of apparel to silent auction for HorseNet Horse Rescue in Maryland
- August '09, custom shirts for the Nelson Mandela family in South Africa

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