Posts Tagged ‘spring 2009’

Edun’s Spring 2009 collection just launched!

Monday, March 9th, 2009

Edun has just launched their new Spring 2009 Collection for sale online, which the company is titling Origin of Species. Yeah, that’s right. They went there.

Edun Origin of Species

I mean, don’t get me wrong. I still love Edun and I still love this line, but really? How cliche.

Anyway, for anyone who doesn’t already know, Edun is a “socially conscious clothing company” which was founded in 2005 by Ali Hewson and Bono. Founded with the purpose of helping build-up 3rd world communities with “trade, not aid,” the company works at a micro-community level to teach and build skill sets to the workers in the fair trade factories in India, Peru, Tunisia, Kenya, Uganda, Lesotho, Mauritius and Madagascar – where the clothes are produced using 100% organic cotton.

The latest collection has a great mix of casual basics, splashy graphic tees, and pretty blouses and dress with delicate, unique prints. Like previous collections, every piece is made from eco-friendly materials and lists the country it was created in. Although a $65 t-shirt or a $160 tunic sure ain’t cheap, you have to admire the origins of each piece and what your purchase means for someone out there.

Edun Diamond BurstEdun Nyasa Top

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Sublet Clothing Spring 2009 Lookbook

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

sublet-clothing-caitlin-dress

Most eco-friendly clothing lines have a pretty typical story for why they got started. Sublet Clothing is more unique. After responding to a Craigslist ad for a sublet apartment, Inessah met her new roommate Tara. Discovering they had a lot in common, the two-week sublet turned into three months. Two years after, they remained friends, and after the experience of both having worked more “traditional” jobs, the two missed the feeling of spontaneous community and creative development that sublet living had fostered. Over lunch together one day they dreamed up their clothing line and decided to launch Sublet Clothing.

Two years later, after having worked traditional careers, Tara and Inessah missed the spontaneous community, independence and creativity they felt when subletting. So over lunch one day, they decided they would create their own permanent sublet through Sublet Clothing.

The company just released a sneak preview of their Spring 2009 collection, which focuses on bright, cheery colors that pop and beautiful, easy-to-wear silhouettes. After covering New York Fashion Week, it’s a nice change to see a smiling, happy model associated with a clothing brand. If the cute clothes themselves don’t make you feel the same way, at least they’ve got that going for them! (Although I can’t imagine why you wouldn’t want to get your hands on the Caitlin dress or Charlie blouse, you crazy!)

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All photos by Kelsey Foster.

For more info on Sublet Clothing, check out subletclothing.com.

(via Inhabitat)

Stewart + Brown Early Spring 2009 Collection

Friday, February 20th, 2009

Womenswear clothing line Stewart + Brown have been making beautiful, environmentally-friendly clothing since 2002, taking inspiration from their love of nature and their passion for good design. As a trained painter, co-designer Karen Brown draws inspiration from colors and patterns you can find in her sketchbook (excerpts of which she publishes online!). For fabrics they use only organically grown cotton, lush Mongolian cashmere that helps the nomads sustain their traditional way of life, cruelty-free merino wool and yak down, sustainably harvested tencel gauze, hemp silk charmeuse, hemp jersey and linen cultivated without the use of herbicides, pesticides or defoliants, and factory surplussed recycled and salvage fabric, organic cotton and hemp canvas.

Their latest Early Spring 2009 collection is a mixture of pretty dresses and fun prints and basics, full of pieces that could be worn out on the town or at the yoga studio – not to mention their lookbook features some beautiful photography.

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To find out more about the brand or look out past collections, check out stewartandbrown.com.