hello local friends of canadian sustainable fashion,
i hope this finds you well enjoying the festive season.
wished to let you know about my upcoming BOXING WEEK SALE!
BOXING WEEK SALE
TUES DEC 27 to SAT DEC 31
at the INDIE BOUTIK COLLECTIVE
1542 Queen Street, Halifax
11am to 6pm
with ALL CLOTHING ON SALE at 50% OFF!
certified organic cotton tunics – cord skirts – cord pants – jumpers
camisoles – nightgowns – fabric meterage – scarves
AND if you prefer to order via website please do at http://www.laurachenoweth.com
best wishes for a healthy 2012,
hello local lovers of sustainable fashion,
i hope this finds you well.
This holiday season, a handful of my pieces are being featured in a new online boutique (www.ethicalocean.com/fta) that features Canadian designers, all of whom are committed to sustainable and green designs.
All of the designers are members of Fashion Takes Action – a non-profit that is all about transforming the fashion industry to be more conscious of its environmental footprint. It’s an organization I believe in and choose to be a member of.
Over the next few months, if you buy any of my pieces from the online boutique, 8% of proceeds will go to directly support FTA – you’ll be supporting my business while also contributing to FTA.
Please check it out: www.ethicalocean.com/fta
best wishes for a festive holiday season,
hello local lovers of sustainable fashion,
i wish to invite you to the upcoming GRAND OPENING of the INDIE BOUTIK COLLECTIVE (a group of local designers sharing a retail space on queen street) where my clothing will now be available – as i am shifting my local retail sales of fall collection and all seasonal styles to this downtown location.
i will be working at the boutik most fridays, but you are most welcome to shop at your own convenience. very excited about this new shift as my clothing will be more available throughout the week.
Store hours are:
INDIE BOUTIK COLLECTIVE
1542 QUEEN STREET (above Sweet Pea Boutique)
Monday to Saturday 11am to 6pm
Sundays 12noon to 4pm
hope to see you soon,
GRAND OPENING OF INDIE BOUTIK COLLECTIVE
FRIDAY NOV 18
4 – 8 PM
1542 Queen Street
A first for Halifax: a group of fashion designers and collectors on Queen Street, Indie Boutik Collective, have come together at a single downtown store off Spring Garden Road.
The boutique is a total break from established retail outlets in malls and big box stores.
The Collective brings together years of experience and knowledge to create a sustainable fashion collaborative. It nurtures both individual designers and customers. The idea is to make it possible for customers to shop locally, be eco-friendly and have a rich array of styles to choose from.By sharing ideas, costs and store time each designer at Indie Boutik benefits from working in a creative environment while adding a unique flavor to the space.
The members of the collective are: Anna Gilkerson (Makenew), Laura Chenoweth Organic Apparel, Jere Brooks, Becky Gartner (Blue Ladybug Design) and Katherine Munro (Dakini Silks).
Anna Gilkerson offers an edited collection based approach to vintage and designer thrift shopping, while Laura is well known for her wearable line of organic cotton fashions. Jere Brooks is a local designer who specializes in limited edition designs favouring luxurious fabrics and bold patterns. Becky Gartner’s label, Blue Ladybug Design is a line of handmade clothing made entirely from re-used fabrics. Katherine Munro of Dakini Silks gives beautiful vintage scarves a new life by using them to create one of a kind flowing dresses and tops.
All are welcome and refreshments will be served!
Store wide opening sale 20% off – one night only.
how can we as conscious consumers bridge clothing choices with health issues?
not really talking about clothing being bad for you per se, more about how the clothing you prefer is supporting either a toxic or non-toxic lifecycle.
there is a growing need to be curious – moving forward from food education to clothing education, as it seems we are definitely over-educated about wise food choices SO how about we begin to branch out and be mindful of good clothing options.
a smaller wardrobe of several outfits is a practical stylish way to approach clothing choices verses a closet over-ridden with too many options to choose from.
and it seems most people tend to wear the same outfits anyway!
during these challenging economic times consumers are choosing
- second hand stores & recycled up-cycled clothing (thumbs up)
- fast fashion with its cheap prices and toxic footprint (thumbs down)
- new clothing made with organic fabric and Canadian design (thumbs up)
- new clothing made with petroleum based fabrics (thumbs down)
SO the BIG question is…IF you DID know the “WHERE, WHAT and HOW” ingredients to your clothing pieces, would you still purchase them?
as it is not just about food.
enjoy springtime, laura
happily announcing ONGOING FINAL SUPER SALE on fall 2010 collection, all-seasonal styles AND fabric meterage – before SUMMER 2011 collection arrives in mid-april!
JUMP START SPRING SALE
FRIDAY MARCH 11
12noon to 6pm
2526 Agricola Street, Halifax
***ONGOING SALE*** – as you can SHOP online at www.laurachenoweth.com
(as website will be updated to show all prices at 60% off regular price)
EVERYTHING (all clothing and fabric ) is 60% OFF !
“Clothing concerns all of the human person, all of the body, all the relationships of woman and man to body, as well as the relationships of the body to society” – Roland Barthes
25 meters of sun white 2-SIDED FLANNEL is currently available at $13 meter. width is 54 inches.
it just arrived in from central india. VERY SOFT – and will go like hot cakes so be in touch if you want some!
if interested please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
so its friday tomorrow which equals – super savings on local designed canadian fashion!
if you shop ONLINE – to receive 50% off on all products – please use the word friday in sales coupon.
shopping online is convenient with paypal option & shipping via canada post takes one week to deliver.
enjoy quality made clothing made to last.
best wishes, laura
while the snow falls here in halifax – i find myself contemplating a few simple words i first read in a zen magazine some 15 years ago while living in toronto…’want what you have.’
the words are simple yet provocative. they speak clearly, mirroring back want what you already have. wow. no need to take on more when you have all that you need!
as we each make conscious consumer choices in these challenging times, these words help keep our numerous options simple. such as taking a GOOD closer look in your closet before heading out to buy yet another pair of ‘who knows where they were made’ jeans – could be a huge relief.
true value IS doing more with less.
ORANGE LINES FABRIC METERAGE AVAILABLE
(certified organic printed cotton poplin – all natural dyes)
currently, i have FOR SALE approximately 20 meters of ORANGE LINES
PRICE per meter is $12 cad (width of fabric is 49 inches)
the print is earthy and vibrant. AND a perfect print design to sew into a stunning skirt, dress, pillowcase or duvetcover!
hand-printing or block-printing is a traditional method of printing fabric.
AND this print is particularly special as it mirrors back to me when i first visited Rajasthan, India in 1998 and completely fell in love with block-printing. the unique combination of nuts, spices, flowers, roots and rusted horse shoes created the dyes for this modern earthy print.
SO if you are interested in this UNIQUE FABRIC meterage please send me an EMAIL to email@example.com
best wishes, laura