Due to the shelter-in-place, this years Spring Fashion roundup is a bit different than usual. Sun dresses and floral patterns make way for simple, comfortable, and versatile yet stylish apparel that’s suitable for lounging or working at home, cooking, gardening, home schooling, house and art/craft projects, relaxing in the Spring sunshine, or going for a walk, hike or bike ride. All are quality garments made to last of sustainable materials, and are available online. Please support your local makers in these trying times – they need your help!
Left: The Indigo Linen Caftan from Berkeley’s Ginger Caftan is a versatile, warm weather piece that works great with any color. It has a V-shaped neckline, pockets and a tapered hem.
Right: From Oakland’s GDS Cloth Goods, the simple and modern Smock Dress in Natural is narrow at the chest and back with exposed sides and large pockets at hips. It’s entirely designed for practicality and effortless style. The pockets are large enough to carry phone, wallet, keys and more. It’s pretty much the perfect piece for freedom-craving, pocket lovers. Sewn to last a lifetime, the unbleached and un-dyed heavyweight denim is made from cotton woven in the USA and is perfect for getting work done.
Left: Berkeley’s Harvest & Mill makes naturally breathable and soft organic cotton loungewear, joggers, and tops from 100% organic jersey fabric that is grown, milled and sewn in the USA.
Right: The Dolman Hoodie in organic cotton from Oakland’s Kosa Arts is an oversized loose fitting dolman sleeve hoodie with a front pocket. Made from Vreseis Organic Natural Color “Coyote” Brown Cotton blended with Acala White Cotton – both grown in New Mexico and spun and knit in North Carolina. The draw cord is hand roped with Vreseis yarns. This is not your average hoodie. Wear the Farm.
Left: The Original Linen Pinafore Apron from San Rafael’s Rough Linen is like an apron, but better. It has two comfortable crossover straps that don’t pull at your neck the way a traditional apron can, and the wrap-around design protects your clothing on the sides as well as the front. Two deep pockets secure your phone and other essentials. Go ahead, dry your hands on it, or pick up the corners to carry things like apples, laundry, and toys. Wear it all day long if you like – while working or doing all the messy, creative things that make living satisfying. You will look competent and artisanal without effort. It’s also available in children sizes.
Right: The Hardin Apron in Teal from Stagger Lee Goods is made of lightweight 9oz USA made cotton denim. It has double stitched pockets and vegetable tanned 6oz leather & cotton webbing straps with brass button anchors.
Left: The Womens Hoodie Long Sleeve Shirt from San Francisco’s Alamere Designs is made of sustainably sourced organic cotton and natural yak down (brushed, not sheared) which makes this weekend-friendly style ultra-soft and odor-resistant. The coloring is the natural color of yak fiber – no dyes or chemicals are used in the processing.
Right: Ease into Spring with the Rina Pullover from Oakland’s Lacson Ravello, a soft cotton-blend pullover crafted from a dead stock fabric in a ripple-textured knit. Self-banding finishes the graceful bateau neckline, three-quarter sleeves, and bottom hem.
Left: From Oakland’s Eight + Sand, makers of classic staples for women with heritage quality craftsmanship and textiles, the French Terry Pullover is made from English French Terry, and the Sulphur Linen Heritage Britches are made from laundered European linen.
Right: The breezy, lightweight cotton Josephine pajamas in navy/white Fleurette print from Oakland’s Lesley Evers are perfect to wear at night, or for lounging as the weather gets warmer.
Image at top of page: Harvest & Mill