Tag: fashion

Nomads Hempwear Top (Eco-friendly Fabrics)

Nomads Hempwear is a clothing company offering chic yoga and activewear. They use eco-fabrics to produce their items. The production of hemp, organic cotton, bamboo, and soy can save water and use fewer pesticides compared to that of conventional materials.

I placed my first order with them two weeks ago. I picked up their Osiris tank, made from bamboo, organic cotton, and a little spandex. The ordering process was simple, and I love this top. It’s very soft, comfortably stretchy, and the cut is flattering. One surprise was that in the photo on their site it looked as though it would have an underwire, but it does not.

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Me wearing the Osiris tank top in black/grey micro stripe from Nomads Hempwear

I wore it out to dinner last night. What do you think? They’re offering free shipping on orders over $100 now, and their sale items are steeply discounted.

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Upcycled High Fashion

Loria Lassalle upcycled and sustainable looks. Reminds me: I bought an upcycled vest a few years ago and couldn’t find a way to make the thing fit in with my wardrobe without looking like an alien. (It was not from Loria Lassalle.)

I love these fun looks. Very visually stimulating and fun.

Not to wear, for me—except maybe the top on the bottom right. What do you think?

 

 

 

Find out more about the designer here.

 

Hope you’ve had a great holiday season!

Dainty Clothes from Deadstock Fabrics Made in California

Christy Dawn is a clothing company that creates dresses and other garments from the leftover fabrics of larger fashion houses. Using “deadstock fabric” that may have otherwise been tossed can save a lot of water (from textile production). All their clothes are also made in California by people paid a living wage.

I love the idea of this company, but I’ve yet to find a dress or shirt that truly speaks to me. They add new designs frequently, so I’m faithfully waiting for the right one.

These are my favourites at the moment, in order:

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  1. The Lennon Dresschristydawn3

2. The Farrah Blouse

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3. The Juliette Dress

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4. The Winslet Dress

Most are priced between $150-200 USD with the exceptional dress (such as the Winslet above at $390) coming in a little higher. If you are interested they are also hosting a “25 Days of Christmas” contest on Instagram, where they give away a different dress each day. Find that here.

I am thinking I would love the Juliette Dress if the bodice were a bit more fitted, if it were  a bit shorter (mid-shin), and off-the-shoulder. In essence, feminine and dainty, but with just a hint of added sensuality. The Winslet and Lennon dresses on the other hand are gorgeous as-is, but I’m going to wait a little longer.