An online shopping guide for the conscious consumer
21 May 11

art history 101

Designing for a delightful niche, Art History 101 highlights those interesting facts you learned in Art History class but were sadly never able to use in everyday life.  Words and illustrations like Chiaroscuro and Repousse are celebrated on eco-friendly heather t-shirts for both women and men, while Art History sayings and slogans are available on button badges.  From their Etsy store.

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15 May 11

take off your clothes

Take Off Your Clothes is a Brooklyn-based label who re-define and re-work existing styles and even existing clothes.  Often using recycled materials, their current includes a drapey dress made from two t-shirts sewn together.  Their clothes are comfortable and easy to wear and adjust to the wearer’s mood.  Buy from their shop on Supermarket HQ or on Etsy or follow their blog.

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25 Apr 11

bird apparel

Bird Apparel is an independent, handmade clothing range from Canada.  The pieces are either one of a kind or small run and typically feature simple, easy lines and either blocks of neutral shades or vibrant prints.  Available for purchase on Etsy.

 

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11 Apr 11

bonny & ried

Bonny und Ried is a collection from independent Berlin designer Maren Lass.  The whole range follows a bright and breezy nautical theme reminiscent of Wes Anderson’s The Life Aquatic and comes in plastic-free packaging!  Buy on Dawanda, or read more about it on the Bonny und Ried website.

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01 Apr 11

ninù

Geometric twists, turns, pleats and tucks are the hallmarks of Italian label, Ninù.  Designer Sandra Comas makes everything by hand, creating bags, clothing and occasionally jewelery.  You can follow her blog for sneak previews or buy from one of her online stores, at Etsy or Supermarket.

 

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28 Mar 11

rose la biche

Urban design label rose la biche repurposes t-shirts, dresses, hoodies and more by adding flaps, frills, ruffles and rosettes.  Seemingly simple transformations turn comfortable wardrobe basics into nonchalantly sophisticated designer clothes.  Buy them for yourself from her Etsy store.

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18 Mar 11

ellaina boutique

Sue Bradbury produces her understated, casual and affordable clothing collection in her home in Portland, Oregon.  Her elegant, comfortable designs are insanely wearable and look like they’d become instant wardrobe favourites.  Buy from her Etsy store or visit her website.

 

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18 Feb 11

timber preservation society

Chop wood in a stylish, ‘specially graphically designed TIMBER! t-shirt designed and printed by Chad in California.  Grow your own beard and sweat in your sweatshop free tee.  From Etsee.

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20 Jan 11

jessalin beutler

Seattle-based artist Jessalin Beutler has a background in drawing and printmaking, which informs her geometric, graphic style.  What is really special about her t-shirts, tanks and sundry textiles is that she hand paints the designs.  Something special awaits you at her Etsy store.

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06 Jan 11

maryink

Real cute illustrations on tees, including organic cotton and bamboo.  Styles range from folk-art inspired to scandinavian style to hippie-chic to just nice drawings, somehow remaining very current without looking like all the other printed t-shirts out there.   All handmade in Nashville, USA.  Read about them on their website, buy them on Etsy or watch the Etsy handmade portrait mini-documentary about their creative process.

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