Natasha and Cora want to extend a warm thank you to all those who attended our launch party at the showroom last evening. The support was much appreciated and please stay tuned to the launch of the site, revenvert.com! xxx
-Eco Textile News, 2009.
Cut back on your impact by investing in sustainable and elegant pieces, timeless and conscious.
For instance The Sway leather jackets. Each piece in the collection is made using high-quality excess leathers that are hand cut into new useable shapes to minimize waste. Excess leathers are sourced from a factory that makes motorcycle accessories which is powered using advanced natural alternative energy sources. All hangtags and packing materials are made of recycled paper and cotton fibers and is fully lined with a 100% recycled cotton fabric printed with The Sway’s signature ‘Boomerang’ print inspired by Aboriginal art. The Sway also aids in the development of micro economies in poor countries.
Natasha got to see a preview of Berlin-based designer Isabell de Hillerin’s FW13 collection in Paris this weekend. Her amazing lines comes out of ancient Moldovian & Romanian techniques, enlisting local artisans and fair trade workers. Get her handmade, elegant garments on revenvert.com late March.
Cala Ossidiana is named after a black volcanic beach on the Italian island of Lipari. Obsidian flowed from the volcanoes and the natural black glass covered the sea floor, inflecting the waters with an intense blue hue. The Cala Ossidiana collection shares this exceptional natural beauty.
Designed and created in New York, the line captures the perfect combination of natural beauty with the culture and fashion of the great cities of the world. High quality materials, perfect fit, and unique styling are integral to the collection. Designer Anne Pachan draws on her couture experience to create the most flattering cuts of swimwear.
The collection is created in the U.S. with the finest European fabrics. Environmental concerns are key – with almost-zero-impact fabrics, a local production and distribution system enact our commitment to sustaining the environment that inspires…from the natural beauty of Lipari to the skyline views of New York. Fabrics are made from Xtra Life Lycra – a very durable spandex fiber that resists degradation from chlorine, sun, and saltwater better than others, to create a product that can be worn for several years in perfect condition and does not need replacement.
Finally, Cala participates in the World Land Trust programme, protecting 1 metre of pristine Argentinean rainforest for each metre of fabric sold. The area targeted will connect 3 existing national parks to have a great impact on a large parcel of land in preserve.
Get it on revenvert.com starting March!
“Do not trouble yourself much to get new things, whether clothes or friends…Sell your clothes and keep your thoughts.”
— Henry David Thoreau
Amabelle Aguiluz is a unique LA designer whose main aim is to keep these unique artisan hand and machine knitting crafts alive and flourishing. Having graduated from the Fashion Institute’s Milan programme, she has special certification in knitwear.
The 2013 Capsule Collection titled TRANSCEND intends to explore forms deeply in order to create innovative, functional, and transformable clothes that are ecologically conscious and made entirely in the USA. A unique approach to clothing using organic shapes and stitches is created and carries along an intimate story behind the process to the final product.
The materials are natural fibers that include locally grown and spun organic and sustainable cottons.
All pieces are knit and assembled by Amabelle Aguiluz and experienced artisans in Los Angeles, California to support innovations within the region.
The garments model a look of free form that respects each one’s own personality and body. The clothes encourage the expression of every one’s creativity.
All pieces are hand made and no two are exactly alike. The flaws are embraced -respecting each stitch, allowing the fibers to mold and take shape on their own. Aguiluz captures the integrity of movement and emotion through her work. Her vision continues to build upon every piece into new stories and limited edition collections.
Aguiluz continues to embrace environmental practices by experimenting within a structure that respects artistic values and the landscape we live in. Get her amazing, one of a kind pieces on revenvert.com as of March 1st!
After a recent stint in NYC I got myself a Fleabags clutch, and have been getting compliments on it ever since. The Brooklyn-based sustainable handbag line was started by Shira Entis and Alex Bell, partners since they met at Brown University.
Frustrated by the inconvenience and environmental hazard of so many plastic bags used in shopping today, the girls created a convenient and fashionable alternative.
“Fleabags are designed as their ideal solution – dapper, large, lightweight and sturdy carry-alls – that are also eco-minded.”
The bags are as environmentally-friendly as possible, made locally and in small production runs. Using organic and vintage materials, as well as vegetable-tanned and re-purposed leathers, Fleabags are sourced and sewn within the USA.