Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Item of the Day: Stewart + Brown Heather Wrap Dress

The Stewart + Brown Heather Wrap Dress is made of 100% Organic Cotton. Made in the USA. Available in Cobblestone Heather (as shown). $142.

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Monday, August 29, 2011

New Arrival: Handmade Chunky Infinity Scarf

Gorgeous and warm handmade crocheted chunky infinity scarf. Perfect for the Winter. Made of 70% acrylic and 30% recycled polyester. Made in the USA. Available in Ivory or Camel. 100% Vegan. $29.

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Friday, August 26, 2011

Item of the Day: Peridot Kiss Yvette Skirt/Dress

The Yvette Skirt by Peridot Kiss is made of Pre-Shrunk Hemp Jersey, 90% Hemp/10% spandex. Sophisticated eco-friendly high waisted skirt that can also be worn as a strapless dress. This fabric is so soft it is called "Vegan Cashmere". Made in Canada. Available in Silver Mink (as shown above). $102.

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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Item of the Day: Stewart + Brown S/S Lengthened Tee

The Stewart + Brown S/S Lengthened Tee is made of 100% organic cotton. It is long enough to be worn as a dress! Made in the USA. Available in Cardinal or Admiral Blue. $58.

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Fall 2011 Photo Shoot: Behind the Scenes

Yesterday we had our Ecolissa Fall 2011 photo shoot. Here are some behind the scenes pictures:

Friday, August 19, 2011

Item of the Day: Elroy Mandrake Cardigan

The Elroy Mandrake Cardigan has a button front with side pockets and 3/4 length sleeves. Made of 100% Certified Organic Cotton knit. This cardigan is available in grey (as shown). $80.
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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Designer Spotlight: Indigenous

Knitting in many cultures is a time-honored tradition that has significant cultural meaning and purpose but sometimes does not yield the financial rewards that Indigenous feels it should. They are proud to be part of the partnership which continues to elevate knitting and hand looming artisan cooperatives in some of the poorest regions of South America. They allocate more of their production cost to the artisan than typical conventional textile companies. This means the artisan makes a fair, living wage well above what they might earn working independently. In addition, they partner directly with non-governmental organizations and others that provide training, educational materials, and equipment that otherwise could not be afforded. Many partner organizations also offer no interest assistance loans in these communities. They place great value on their partnerships with artisans and the traditional knitting skills of their community. There are now over 300 artisan groups as part of their highly skilled production network.

The development of their clothing, however, starts from the ground up—literally. From the very beginning, Indigenous has been an all natural fiber company utilizing organic cotton and other fibers created by nature. Their organic cotton is certified by Skal. Conventional cotton is one of the most pesticide-dependent crops, making the growing and harvesting of this fiber harmful to the water table and local communities. They were the first clothing company to blend organic cotton with Tencel, a breakthrough fiber made of sustainably harvested tree pulp. With all of their fiber blends, they take great care in procuring the materials into knittable yarns as close to the cooperatives as possible so that they can further benefit these local communities.

In many cases, Indigenous utilizes the natural colors of organic cotton, eliminating the need for dyes to achieve complex color schemes within our fashion collections. Indigenous also develops low impact dyes which contain no heavy metals and are Azo - dioxazine compound free. Indigenous ensures a qualified system for waste water filtration. Again, these choices are in alignment with their sustainability goals and are designed to best serve the local communities that participate in the creation of their clothing.

The communities that they touch, however, are defined beyond the care they take with each garment. They have partnered with Green Mountain Energy, committing to purchase local "green power" from the Real Goods Solar Living Institute. The green energy obtained from the Solar Living Institute—located just 50 miles from Indigenous' Santa Rosa, California headquarters is projected to offset over 33 tons of CO2 emissions generated over the next two years and prevent the sequestration of roughly 4,300 trees.

Indigenous founder Scott Leonard was also instrumental in developing Green Steps (www.greensteps.org) in the Outdoor Industry, an initiative designed to help the industry exchange, elevate and practice sustainability ideas.

Finally, they understand that one of their most important communities is their customers. Their customers expect only the highest quality and fashion detail. You shouldn't ever have to sacrifice fashion and style to be a good global citizen. Their commitment to fair trade practice, knitting traditions and procurement of the finest natural fibers is unprecedented. Those who wear an Indigenous garment feel the special care taken to create each piece. By bringing together fashion and style with artisan handmade quality, their customers receive a combination unique in clothing.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Fall 2011 Fashion Trends

Here are some of the top trends for Fall 2011 from fashion week as reported by Refinery29.

Peridot Kiss Isabella Cape 
Coming Soon! 

High Slits

Yves Klein Blue

Graphic Stripes
Ecoskin Prespa Top
Coming Soon! 

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