Recently I went to the mall with DDIL, something I do very rarely. While she was in the dressing room, I spotted an Eileen Fisher collection. What inspiration! Although I make almost all of my clothes, I am sorely tempted.
I love her minimalist approach. It is chic, comfortable, and just beautiful.
These knits feel soft yet durable.
This jacket is made of silk. Details include sleeve vents and a deep vent in the back.
And it is not cheap fashion.
This is a wonderful spring linen with great pocket details and a pretty shawl collar.
This rain coat is very light-weight and sophisticated, not at all ordinary rain gear.
Such a lovely collar
And Eileen Fisher is a maker with a social conscience: use of organic fibers, sustainable fibers, dyeing without hazardous chemicals, investments in local producer communities, tips on how best to maintain your clothing, and 20% of their clothing is made in the USA.
I have them beat on the percentage of my clothes made in the USA, of course, but I cannot say much about the rest. For the most part, my fabric is NOT carefully curated with respect to social and environmental impacts. In fact, except for the occasional purchase from Alabama Chanin and a few upcycled garments, I have no clue as to how to move in that direction.
|Alabama Chanin light-weight organic cotton jersey|