Raw Earth Wild Sky – Spring 2010

Karen Kananen and Samantha Robinson have created a line of organic, handmade in the U.S. contemporary clothing under the label raw earth wild sky.  These clothes are sincere, comfortable and stylish without sacrificing sustainability. Here’s a sneak peek at some of the choice pieces from the Spring 2010 collection: DC Blazer: this has been our best selling jacket for Spring and comes in Bone (shown), Tarnish (shown on Philly Tee), Ember (Orange), Coal (Dark Grey), and Black. Sug Ret $234 Philly Tee: this is our overall best seller for Spring, and it comes…

Ecouterre

Check out the latest addition to the blogosphere–Ecouterre.com: Despite the fact that most fashionistas are loath to talk about the environment, and most environmentalists are loath to talk about fashion, the environmental ramifications of clothing design impact each and every one of us on a daily basis. The cotton industry releases roughly 16 percent of global pesticides—more than any other agricultural crop—each year. The World Health Organization estimates that at least 3 million people are poisoned by pesticides every year, resulting in 220,000 deaths worldwide annually. “I got tired of having…

The New and Improved Fashion, Evolved!

Welcome Back! Since I launched Fashion, Evolved in April 2008 it has undergone a few transformations–but this is definitely the most dramatic change so far! If you are not a regular visitor, I invite you to subscribe to my feed or come back each week for updated information on what is happening in the world of ethical, sustainable fashion and beauty. I put a lot of effort into making Fashion, Evolved a resource for the passionate (and conscious!) fashionista.  In addition to my blog posts, there are links at the top of…

PROJECT RUNWAY SEASON SIX: AUGUST 20!!!

I’d almost given up hope! If you are a new reader here at Fashion, Evolved, you may not be aware of my love for the Project Runway.  I spent last season blogging each episode [CHECK IT].  But then, some stupid television people started fighting over the rights to the show (coughcoughBravocough) and no one knew when we’d get to see Heidi and Tim again. But today!  I got an email from Lifetime–the new network home of the show; and they were kind enough to send me a video preview to share…

Buy Vintage!

Vintage and second-hand clothing are a great way to save money, conserve natural resources, and set yourself apart with a unique style that is impossible to duplicate.  Most communities have at least one second hand store, and most cities have several.  In addition, you can also look at garage sales, estate sales, and on auction websites like Ebay. Part of the fun of buying vintage is the thrill of the hunt.  It’s true, you do have to wade through a lot of mediocre junk to find something really good, but…

Catwalk Genius

Calling a website “Catwalk Genius” takes some guts.  I mean…GENIUS is a big word.  It implies something so far and above the norm that you have no choice but to stop and question everything. And that’s exactly what Catwalk Genius does. As is true with musicians, artists, and writers–there are millions of amateur fashion designers who are trying to break in to the scene doing what they love.  They aren’t willing to sell their souls to big corporations and give up their creative control, but they are forced to struggle every day with…