Sundance dresses should be included as part of your travel wardrobe. Not only can they take up very little room in your suitcase, but they are the ultimate summer fashion statement and elevate an outfit to new heights of sophistication.
Sundance works hard to reduce its environmental footprint by using sustainable printing and recycled paper for its catalogs, in addition to recycling paper, aluminum, glass, electronics, harmful cleaning products, and pharmaceuticals in its offices.
Eileen Fisher stands as an industry-leading pioneer when it comes to sustainable fashion design. Her eponymous brand began life with just $3000 and now ranks amongst one of the world’s largest women’s clothing companies renowned for ethical and sustainable practices, such as her efforts to reduce textile waste, reuse garments, and fight unfair labor conditions – she set an unprecedented standard of eco-awareness within fashion design.
Recently, I visited the Irvington, New York, headquarters of Renew’s Reuse program, where employees use donated garments to craft bucket hats, bags, acoustic panels, and wall fixtures from recycled clothes. Bedoya showed me her giant felting machine which allows staff to utilize every scrap of fabric while decreasing virgin materials consumption by half – she described this innovation in fashion as being “one of the biggest things ever seen in fashion”.
Eileen Fisher has built an exceptional reputation since its founding for simple yet refined clothing that is easy to wash and pair. Her fluid separates vary only slightly each season and have become popular with women of certain ages and classes–professors, editors, and psychotherapists among them–forming the backbone of its business model. Eileen Fisher donates clothes directly to women in need while offering recycling programs for customers who purchase her designs.
New York-based label Pari Goldstone revolutionized plus-size fashion when she created her line using 3D body scan data to create apparel tailored specifically for three main plus-size shapes: B, C, and D (for straighter, more balanced looks). Goldie leggings come in seven different sizes to accommodate each body type!
Pegge Kirschner and her husband Grant established Garnet Hill after returning from a camping trip in Europe with flannel sheets they couldn’t find here in America. To bring premium natural fibers from family-owned European mills directly to them for use in Garnet Hill sugar house home in New Hampshire with granite peak directly overhead.
Today, Garnet Hill has grown into a multimillion-dollar catalog and online retailer with locations in Franconia and Exeter in New Hampshire, as well as one in Bridgehampton in New York. CEO Claire Spofford took over the company in 2014, expanding it from clothing into home furnishings – giving it more of a profile while competing against brands such as Anthropologie and Magnolia Home that provide similarly styled boho clothing and housewares.
However, Spofford emphasizes the importance of staying true to Garnet Hill’s founders’ vision, including providing high-quality fabrics. She notes: “Our customers know exactly what they’re getting; they want to feel good about what they’re purchasing.” For instance, Garnet Hill-exclusive yarns continue to be spun for superior softness while tightly woven for heavier weight and improved durability flannel is still made; cotton grown and processed carefully is certified by OEKO-TEX STANDARD 100 certification, while Garnet Hill pledged commitments to reduce environmental impact reducing its ecological footprint further.