Style: Farm to Closet

Acclaimed former interior and graphic designer Eileen Fisher launched her self-named collection in 1984 making her mark with clean lines, simple shapes, and a timeless, functional style.eileenfisherAnd she designs clothes with a conscious.  What does that mean?

Just as farm-to-table is changing the way we think about our food and where it comes from, farm-to-closet will change the way we think about clothing.  Because clothes are an agricultural act.  An odd way to think about garments maybe, but true when they’re made of natural fibers.

I love wearing my Eileen Fisher silk shells but this season her key ingredient is organic linen.  The company uses flax grown by farmers who rely on age-old practices and modern insights to control weeds and pests naturally.  It’s harder than spraying a field with synthetic chemicals, but worth the effort.

By supporting organic farming, you’re helping to protect the soil that sustains what we eat – and what we wear.  So you can feel even better about what you’re wearing.

A great meal is only as good as its ingredients, and a great look is only as good as the materials it’s made from.

A few favourites taken from the website:

Organic Linen Long Tunic - USD 228.00

Organic Linen Long Tunic – USD 228.00

  • Eileen Fisher tunic in lightweight, breathable handkerchief linen.
  • Available in your choice of color.
  • Ballet neckline.
  • Long, dropped sleeves.
  • Loose fit.
  • High-low hem hits mid-thigh.
  • Pullover style.
  • Organic linen; machine wash.
  • Imported of Italian material.

    Long Organic Linen Jacket USD 248.00

    Long Organic Linen Jacket USD 248.00

  • Eileen Fisher organic handkerchief linen jacket—available in your choice of color.
  • Mini mandarin collar; button front.eileen7

Their vision: for an industry where human rights and sustainability are not the effect of a particular initiative, but the cause of a business well run.  Where social and environmental injustices are not unfortunate outcomes, but reasons to do things differently.

The Tank Dress

The Tank Dress

Eileen Fisher

Eileen Fisher

To view all styles:  http://www.eileenfisher.com/

Source: Eileen Fisher

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