Not Just Pretty : Sustainable Style

August 12, 2008

It’s Easy Being Green With Stewart + Brown

Watch this very interesting video interview with Karen Stewart and Howard Brown, of the sustainable clothing brand, Stewart + Brown. It’s a segment of the show “It’s Easy Being Green” hosted by the well-known green activist Renee Loux. It is sweet that their inspiration for their company came from the birth of their daughter, Hazel…

Stewart & Brown Merino Bubble Sleeve Cardigan

In 2002 Karen Stewart and Howard Brown, partners in life and work, realized their destiny; They gave birth to a baby girl named Hazel Stewart Brown and a baby brand named Stewart+Brown.

Design for Karen and Howard is a passion and a way of life. Their professional journey stems from a union of creativity and purpose. Karen, a trained painter and New York native, and Howard, a graphic artist and Montana native, oversee every aspect of the product and brand themselves. Each Stewart+Brown collection, at an elemental level, is a fusion of experiences and insights filtered through their creative core and rendered into their own unique and personal aesthetic. While finding inspiration in all aspects of life, their collaborations are primarily influenced by art, design, culture, travel, and nature.

For more about Stewart and Brown see their websiteStewart & Brown Tie Neck Tee from Not Just Pretty

The union of creativity and purpose is evident in their beautiful creations. Shown on the left is the Stewart & Brown Merino Bubble Sleeve Cardigan in superfine merino wool, and on the right is the Stewart & Brown Tie Neck Tee in heathered organic cotton knit. The Stewart and Brown Button Front Vest, made of Mongolian cashmere, is below.

I completely agree that being a parent can make you SO much more aware of your environmental impact!

(What do YOU think?)

Stewart and Brown Button Front Vest

Stewart and Brown Button Front Vest


  1. Hi Elisa,

    Thanks for stopping by Planet Pink n’ Green and leaving a comment. Love that skirt by Stewart and Brown. We’ll also add you to our blogroll. Take care and keep up the good work. It’s an important time for all of us to pay attention to how we live and the choices we make. –Cheryl Janis, Editor-in-Chief,

    Comment by Cheryl Janis — August 14, 2008 @ 8:33 am

  2. I agree that becoming a parent completely changes your outlook. My vision goes beyond my own lifetime to future generations, not just in environment but in peace, resources, pollution, population, etc. which as we know are all interconnected. And as your store makes clear, we can live consciously and still have fun with it.

    Comment by Melody — August 16, 2008 @ 1:30 am

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  4. I know from first hand that organic cotton clothing is a great way to naturally alleviate some skin conditions.

    That is an easy call since conventional methods of cotton production use such harsh chemicals.

    I have heard some varying numbers on the amount, but everyone agrees the chemicals just are bad for the earth and us.

    “Traditional cotton production also attributes to 25% of worldwide insecticide use and 10% of worldwide pesticide use.”

    Comment by Peaceful Disorder — October 26, 2008 @ 2:15 am

  5. I wish more people would realize that you should switch to organic clothing. Not only do you not have to worry about the toxins that they put in alot of so-called natural fibers to help them grow quicker.

    Comment by Go Greener — June 9, 2010 @ 6:20 am

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