With all the turbulence and uncertainty of 2020, clarity has been in short supply. We can help with that. In this third installment of our Holiday Gift Guides, here is a clear-eyed focus on beautifully designed and crafted, sustainable, and locally made Apparel & Accessories – Part 1.
Left: From Stella Fluorescent, the Sea Rope Collar features a thick, hand braided rope made with botanically dyed silk strands and bronze or sterling silver end caps. Shown with hand-forged and hand-painted Grand Dome Earrings from the Doma Luna Collection.
Right: Mid Shimmy Mesh Earrings by Maral Rapp are diamond shaped panels in original grey and blue mesh, sparked with a few extra gold accents and a short shimmy fringe. Enamel mesh is reclaimed from an antique purse (c.1920s), inset with gold links (c.1960), and fringed with a skirt of 22 karat gold vermeil chain.
Left: The Deco Tote Bag from Camelia Skikos is hand painted on 100% Cotton Black Canvas.
Left: Fashion brand Lacson Ravello developed a kid’s mask that is comfortable and durable enough to protect your loved ones. This smaller version of their adult mask has the same 3 layers of cotton fabric with an internal pocket for adding extra protective material (such as a disposable coffee filter). The cut is designed to fit the chin, mouth, and nose snugly with an adjustable wire along the top edge. The form fitting design secures around the head with stretch jersey ties.
Right: Based on Mafia Bags customers’ feedback in Japan, the All In is the ideal pouch. Made from a combination of up-cycled sailboat and kitesurf sails, it has a slim profile while still accommodating all of the little things, and an optional shoulder strap that can be attached for hands-free carry.
Left: From MGG Studio, YAYOI Mini Earrings with Resin Accent make a dramatic but minimal statement. Geometric shapes are formed from sheet metal, and then joined by a soldered sterling silver connection allowing for free movement of the circular drop. The upper bar shape is coated with a colored resin accent while the circular drop is hand brushed with their signature cross-hatch finish, then sealed with a protective lacquer.
Right: Suitable for casual streetwear, activewear, and elevated lounging, 100% USA grown organic cotton Jogger Pants and Tee’s from Harvest & Mill are available for men and women in Black, Natural, or Heirloom Brown.
Left: Carry your essentials in style with the Orenda II Crossbody Leather Bag from Kata Revy. Shown in grey, this leather cross-body bag is compact but functional. It’s roomy enough to fit medications, EpiPen or Auvi-Q, inhaler and smart phone. Never leave your house unprepared.
Right: From Town & Country Mouse Design, the elegant little Shoulder Holdster is the perfect accompaniment for brief excursions. Just large enough for a phone, lipstick, wallet or pocket-sized note or sketchbook, the Holdster can be worn over the shoulder or as a cross-body bag. It’s made of full-grain vegetable tanned leather with a magnetic closure.
Left: The Navy Italian Wool Long Sleeve Tunic from Kali Made Garments is made of double-faced Italian navy wool. The fabric features a heavy twill weave with amazing texture and two front pockets for storage and versatility. Unstructured and unlined, the LS Tunic features the best of a classic cardigan and heavy over-shirt combined into one piece.
Right: From Yolotli, the super soft 100% Merino Wool Beanie can be worn slouchy or be adjusted to the desired size by folding it once for a cozy and snug fit around your head. It’s available in four colors.
Image at top of page: Suitable for casual streetwear, activewear, and elevated lounging, 100% USA grown organic cotton Jogger Pants and Raglans from Harvest & Mill are available for men and women in Natural, Black, or Heirloom Brown.
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