Tee Time

Some of my favorite tee and patch finds!

School Them with Fashion

Back-to-school season is upon us, and with these sustainable threads, you’ll be taking your admirers back to school. Three Leaves  is offering some great Jungmaven products at 20% until Sept 2nd. Blending hemp and organic cotton, Jungmaven makes some cool basics with a 90’s grunge-rock inspiration.  Think Kurt Cobain stripes, classic thermals and single pocket shirts that are great by themselves or for layering. Made in the USA.

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Not digging denim? The Arbor slim-cut chinos in army, navy and brick are made with 98% organic cotton and 2% elastine for a soft, comfortable fit.

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• Alternative Apparel’s super-soft Baseball Jacket is timeless.  In navy, gray or vintage black, they’re made with their signature eco-fleece blend: 50% recycled poly, 46% organic cotton and 4% rayon.

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COWSPIRACY

I had the privilege of attending the NYC premiere of COWSPIRACY a few nights ago. The film had already screened to sold-out audiences in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle. It was riveting, intriguing and full of crucial information that everyone needs to know. Just take a look at the trailer here:

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Cowspiracy explores the impact of animal agriculture on planet earth, seeking not only to showcase stark stats and expert opinions, but also to expose the conspicuous silence surrounding this significant subject by otherwise respected environmental groups.

While we’re well aware agribusiness has the government in its pocket, it took filmmaking team Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn to uncover the fact that also seemingly in said pocket are the eco powers-that-be. Everyone from Greenpeace to Oceana, Rainforest Action Network to Amazon Watch, Sierra Club to 350.org…the list goes on and on. No one’s addressing the degree to which our diets and lifestyle choices dictate climate change.

Find out where to attend a screening near you.

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Preorder VAUTE up to 50% off!

There’s one day left to preorder a warm, stylish VAUTE Autumn-Winter 2015-2015 coat and get up to 50% off! I love the new, recycled and vegan wonderfelt in gray. Below you’ll also see the Whitman in black organic moleskin and the Derek in an insulated,  quilted, recycled ripstop. These coats normally go for $400-500, but you can preorder them for $240-300. This is such a fantastic opportunity to get locally-made, vegan, sustainable fashion at early wholesale prices. Visit vautecouture.com

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UMASAN Spring Summer 2015

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UMASAN‘s presented their SS15 Collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Berlin, offering up an “Urban Homage To The Freedom of The Nomadic, Bohemian Spirit”.

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An abandoned ice-rink with a live performance of Dante Alighieri’s work was the dramatic setting for the 4th successive season of the Award Winning high fashion, vegan brand UMASAN for their SS15 show, where the blending of genders was not so much a political statement as an embracing of a unisex future.
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The collection is an ode to the wandering traveller, a nomadic bohemian spirit intrinsic to the UMASAN DNA. However this journey was a spiritual one, a journey of self, almost dream like rather than a physical experience. Possibly a reference to Henry Miller, “one’s destination is never a place, but a way of seeing things.”
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The menswear collection is heavily influenced by luxe urban sportswear, with soft tailoring in the label’s staple fabrics of Tencel, SeaCell and cotton which offer free-flowing silhouettes that were styled with removable hood accessories and practical carryalls. A momentary slip, saw UMASAN’s strict palette of black and white confronted with a well-traveled, asymmetrical cut anorak in a rusted brown. The classic white shirt was injected with the quirky UMASAN touch, with off-centered buttons, while hooded sweat-shirts revealed edgy zip detailing at the back and t-shirts had lived-in slashed pockets.
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UMASAN, is the conceptual, vegan fashion brainchild of twin sisters, Anja and Sandra Umann, that has been on a roller coater of recognition since it’s launch in 2010. Widely known for their muted and austere, yet versatile and highly sophisticated ready-to-wear pieces they draw inspiration from the self and health style generation, yoga, art and literature. Sandra, a photographer, and Anja, ex designer for Yohji Yamamoto, combine their creative interests for a line that specialises in innovative materials, such as SeaCell and Tencel, together with interesting shapes to offer a fashion forward monochromatic aesthetic. There’s always something admirable when a label takes a forthright defiance and indifference to current fashion trends and this attitude and agenda is embodied in each of the predominantly masculine silhouettes boasting pristine German tailoring. It’s fun, unique and “the best black gear out there.”