Sustainably Chic

A Conscious Capsule Collection of 'Not-So-Basic' Basics

Fashion, Fashion Pt. 5Natalie Kay

with Two Fold Clothing

I'm sure most of you will agree, the 'not-so-basic' slogan on Two Fold Clothing's Kickstarter project grabs your attention quick. I think we are all over seeing the same thing happen in the fashion industry when it comes to basics. We want fresh colors, effortless designs and lasting fabrics. We want the garments to easily transition from season to season, and we want to look great while being comfortable. Finding all of these qualities within one brand can be difficult, but Two Fold Clothing is answering our wants, and they are doing it in the most responsible way possible. If you are flirting with the idea of having a minimalistic wardrobe, I think I've found your new favorite. Two Fold Clothing's clean, crisp aesthetic is exactly what a lot of us 'conscious' ladies have been looking for! 

This small-batch, sustainable womenswear brand is based out of Charlotte, North Carolina where everything is created in house and made-to-order. Unlike the majority of fashion labels who have 6 seasons a year {or 52 seasons!}, Two Fold Clothing launches two capsule collections each year to provide quality over quantity. Being able to produce the entire line under one roof ensures quality control, and allows them to pay close attention to every minor detail in the process, as well as provide a healthy environment & fair wages for workers. Their current collection features 7 pieces and 4 environmentally friendly fabrics including; Tencel, Raw Silk Noil, Handwoven Cotton and Cotton Twill. Tencel is one of my favorite fabrics because of the way it is both sourced and produced. The wood fibers are sustainably harvested, and during the production process less water is used than conventional fabrics and solvents are recycled in a closed loop system. I'm wearing the beautiful Lois Coat which is made from one of the most durable fabrics, Cotton Twill. This fabric does not pill, thin or tear, and continues to keep its structured look while becoming softer with wear. I have been wanting a trench coat for years, so I'm excited for have my fix! The natural color makes it easy to pair with your existing closet, or you can go tres chic and choose to wear it in black. This modern trench has pockets {our favorite!}, and looks great cinched around the waist or untied at the sides. See below for the entire collection, and what you can pair the Lois with! 

obsessed yet? 

& not only are they conscious about manufacturing, Two Fold Clothing gives 10% of profits to impoverished communities through 410 Bridge. Morgan Wagstaff, the designer of Two Fold Clothing, has a passion for giving back. She also helps support a community of women in Karogoto, Kenya who have a business knitting sweaters for kid's school uniforms, scarves, and other essentials.

So how do you get your hands on one of these pieces? They just launched their Kickstarter this week, and have 27 days to go in order to reach their goal of $16,000 {it ends March 8th!}. Click - here - to support a slower and more thoughtful way of experiencing fashion. Our world depends on it! 

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