spring collection

West Coast Love: Mina + Olya


I am in love with Mina + Olya, a San Francisco based sustainable fashion brand.  Their work is luxurious and sophisticated, which is exactly what the sustainable fashion market needs. They use the highest quality organic textiles made in mills that practice environmentally friendly techniques and all of their garments are created in the US.  Mina + Olya’s design aesthetic is a downtown girl with a bit of an edge and their pieces are easy-to-wear staples that will keep you feeling cool all season long. I pretty much want everything they currently have for sale and their Fall 2014 collection is amazing.

 Mina + Olya use their Iranian and Russian roots in subtle design elements. The result is a collection of well-made clothes that are not only fashion-forward but are made to last a lifetime. Taking care of the planet and looking great has never been easier.

 The images below are of their Spring 2013 collection which is currently for sale on their site.

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All images courtesy of Mina + Olya.


West Coast Love: The Podolls

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The Podolls are a San Francisco based sustainable design team who create all of their items in the city using handcrafted fabrics from India and Japan. The result is an effortlessly cool aesthetic filled with pieces any west coast woman would want to add to their staples. The husband and wife duo met when Josh Podolls contacted Lauren Bodall, who was a buyer at a local boutique, about creating some graphic tees. They realized they shared the same interests in art, design, and simple well-made clothes. It was all uphill from there. Their spring collection consisted of easy-to-wear dresses, button down shirts, tailored bags, and a pair of beautifully made denim coveralls. If you’re looking for something that is not only good for the earth but easy on the eyes, check out The Podolls.

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Images courtesy of The Podolls.