As we start looking forward to bundling ourselves up to embrace the crisp days of autumn, leave it to our friends at Ecouterre to offer up some beautiful and ethical inspiration. We aren’t in the least bit discouraged about cooler weather if it means wearing something as gorgeous as what we’re sharing with you today!
Jasmin Chou, of Ecouterre, recently showcased designer and founder of Slow Factory, Celine Semaan Vernon’s newest collection of celestial-inspired scarves – and, at the risk of sounding cheesy, we were star-struck. Vernon’s newest collection draws directly from the public-domain imagery of Nasa’s Goddard Space Flight Center, using satellite and telescope images to colour these beautiful, ethically sourced silk and modal scarves.
Based in New York, Slow Factory is a marriage of science and art, bringing what is light years away intimately close to those of us still grounded on earth. Sourcing their materials from Italy and India, and employing local craftspeople, Slow Factory is connecting threads globally and working towards a much more attractive, sustainable future for fashion. The results of their work are absolutely stunning!
“We build sustainable essentials that are built to last. We believe in creating timeless pieces with the world in mind. Our sustainable essentials are handcrafted and consciously made with craftspeople all around the world. Slow Factory is the link between our world and galaxies whose distance reaches places beyond our imagination. Today, we are here, and we are all inherently connected. We are the cosmos. We are Slow Factory.” (“Our Story”, as told on Slow Factory)
It was incredibly difficult to pick and choose which images to share here, so we encourage you to head over to their website and see the entire collection for yourself – not to mention their previous designs!
We believe in and support ideas like Slow Factory’s at Parkers because as we’ve said in many posts before, we want to see more and more people taking responsibility for the impact of the fashion industry on the environment. This is why we offer multiple green clothing care options for our customers. Please take a minute and familiarize yourself with these eco-friendly dry cleaning options for the next time you need something cleaned.
All images from the Slow Factory website.