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Josi Faye

Josi Faye is a line of knitwear by Nashville based designer Han Starnes, who named the line after her mother. Josi Faye focuses on traditional textile methods and sources high quality natural fibers from local farms. each piece is created using the age-old technique of hand-spinning and is produced in limited runs from their Nashville workroom. the beautiful lookbook for her SS14 collection was shot by Laura Dart on a farm in Oregon, where her wool is grown.

I turned to some new fibers for us this season – cotton and silk. Similar to the philosophy we’ve brought to our wool sourcing, the cotton fiber has been carefully selected from one of the few US Organic Cotton farms. One-hundred percent of the cotton is undyed and unbleached, and all of the processing has been done here in the US. We have also included two wool pieces – a new, lightweight hat using undyed brown sheep’s wool as well as a short sleeve top, using our Wyoming-grown wool.

you can buy their lovely pieces online.

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Woolrich White

Woolrich is an outdoor clothing company that has been going since 1830, founded on the simple idea of making the best quality woolens for area woodsmen and settlers in Woolrich, Pennsylvania. later this month they are launching Woolrich White, a contemporary collection influenced by the company’s 183 year heritage and classic fabrications.

Many of the pieces from the Woolrich White collection utilize wool from the historic woolen mill in Woolrich, Pennsylvania, the oldest vertically integrated woolen mill operating in the country. The collection includes a variety of jackets and vest as well as sportswear in various wool fabrications. Also highlighted in the collection is the Patrol Series – a collection of down insulated parkas for men and women inspired by the Patrol Parka, which was first introduced by Woolrich in 1976.

photography by Emiliano Granado

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nido

i know i complain about our endless summers a plenty – it’s not the sunshine that gets me, it’s just the heat guys! i revel in the short winter months where i get to wear stockings and scarves and coats and things made from wool. i must admit though, it never gets that cold. i don’t think i have worn gloves in south africa more than a handful (…) of times in my entire life. that does not mean i wouldn’t buy a pair. it would probably just end up sitting in a drawer all sad and lonely, waiting for the cold.

if that day ever comes i would definitely not mind rocking a pair of wool gloves from argentinian label nido (i would also like one of those peach jerseys, please). their pieces are handknitted with 100% sheep wool which is “made from a women cooperative located in Mary Grande, a village near of Paraná, Entre Ríos. they shear their sheep, produce the fleece, spin them by hand on wooden distaff and dye the wool with colors extracted from nature: blackberry, onion, locust bark, eucalyptus leaves.

visit their website & tumblr. first image by ana armendariz.
















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Barena Venezia

i haven’t been able to get the spring lookbook for Barena Venezia out of my mind since spotting it at Honey Kennedy yesterday. Jen and i were actually swooning over it on twitter too, and we might have gone off on a tangent about bearded men and Roman gods… and bearded men as Roman gods (or in this case, Venetian gods). but please, don’t get side tracked. i need you to focus here.

the name ‘Berena’ comes from the Venetian term ‘baro’ which describes the territory of the Venetian lagoon between the land and water. in ancient times people in the baro traditionally wore versatile and functional clothing since they were farmers, hunters and fisherman – creating a distinctive style unique to the area.

The Barena collection is in fact inspired by the peculiar dress code created and used by the people who lived in these areas. Many of the garments in the collection are the reinterpretation of unique pieces found in museums, antique markets or books that portray old images. In fact, many of the wools specifically reproduced for the Barena collection, come from the archives of the most prestigious mills in Veneto, no longer in activity. Specific focus is given to construction details which make the garments unique in their simplicity.

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jumper fabriken

i really like the lookbooks from jumperfabriken. they have a subtle vintage feel that’s all about the styling and details – without relying on fakey photo filters & heavy photoshop tricks. i also like jumperfabriken because they make nice jerseys (sorry, jumpers) – items i am dying to wear again. currently dealing with 38°C heat in my town today.

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