Not Just Pretty : Sustainable Style

October 9, 2010

The most luxurious cashmere in the world: The Lucy Sweater

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Lucy Mesh Stripe Wrap Sweater

Cozy Elegant Luxury

Made with Mongolian Cashmere

Stewart + Brown uses the finest quality, most luxurious cashmere in the world. Our designs are produced exclusively with fibers hand-combed from the downy undercoat of cashmere goats residing on the remote, rugged steppe of Outer Mongolia. We harvest, spin and knit our designs in Mongolia in an effort to avoid environmentally damaging desertification due to overgrazing and to help sustain the centuries-old Mongolian herders’ nomadic way of life.

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June 8, 2008

Del Forte Denim : Eco-Luxury Feels Good!

Del Forte Calla Jeans

Del Forte Denim is designed for the eco-chic woman who is transforming the face of fashion. Made in the USA with 100 percent organic cotton, Del Forte’s premium denim apparel is part of a growing trend which interprets luxury as a combination of distinctive design and ethical production.

The garments are sewn and finished in Los Angeles, a fashion-forward city that is a leader in anti-sweatshop legislation and enforcement, as well as being home to the most cutting-edge wash development facilities in the country.” from Del Forte Denim

Fitness Travel Gear and their sister blog Fancy Green have excellent reviews of organic and sustainable fashions made of cotton, denim, silk, bamboo, soy …

Here’s an excerpt of a review of Del Forte’s Calla Jeans from Fitness Travel Gear:

A good pair of jeans speaks for itself. Unfortunately, too many jeans try too hard, relying on fluffy adornments or bizarre styling to catch your attention. But we know better; it’s not about the bling, it’s about the fit. And the fabric.

Del Forte’s Calla jeans are confident, simple, and straight-forward. They actually remind me of my favorite pair of Levis, and preserve many of the “original” jean’s design elements such as pocket rivets and a clean, straight-leg cut. The Calla has left a few subtle marks on this blueprint, contrast stitching on the pocket and two small embroidered logos (one on the waistband, top right, of course) and one on the inside panel of the zippered fly.

I knew the minute I pulled my Calla jeans out of the box that these were no ordinary jeans, despite their low-key appearance. The organic denim is soft like velvet. They actually feel creamy to the touch, especially after washing. I love the low-rise cut, but since not everybody does, Del Forte makes these jeans in a medium-rise, too, which is plenty modest for anyone. I also love the long, straight/skinny tapered leg, and the slightly stretchy fit. The longer I wear them, they give more and fit like a glove. I never thought I’d give up my baggy jeans–I’ll still keep them for working around the house –but I’m a pretty serious convert at this point. I’m never going back to wearing men’s jeans..”

For the entire review, please see