I met Julie from L’envers Fashion a couple of years ago (virtually - we are Instagram pals). We messaged each other and connected as friends and contemporaries - two female business owners, starting out in the world of slow fashion, paving our own way to make a difference in the world by moving slowly, intentionally and ethically. Both Julie and I have chosen to grow our businesses in a similar way, choosing natural fibers, caring about the people who make our clothing, and making our garments in small batches - to be sustainable.
Julie and I decided to trade each other for a garment from each others collection - it was so exciting to receive a beautifully knitted piece and send her a dress! Since then, P&S customers will know how much I adore Julie's designs - they are timeless pieces of beautifully crafted natural fiber garments that I adore, and I love to pair them with my garments.
Julie reached out to me last year to discuss the possibility of designing a L’Envers cardigan that would complement my linen dresses. I had bought a beautiful vintage cardigan in a thrift shop in Edinburgh, which was the beginning of my inspiration for this cardigan. I loved it weighty feel and beautiful patterns.
Together, we designed the ‘ANNIE’ a cardigan made of pure Spanish merino wool of the highest quality that comes in beige or in red. Julie brought our idea to life with Miguel at her knitting atelier in Spain (Julie lives in Spain.)
The ‘Annie’ will be launching on Lenvers website on October 15 at 9 a.m. PST or 18.00 (Spanish time).
Julie and I wanted to make a difference with this collaboration and help my local community in Los Angeles - 10€ from each sale of the Annie will go to The Los Angeles House of Ruth - a small but impactful charity in Los Angeles providing lifesaving services for homeless women & children.
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