When we first told you about Industry Of All Nations, we knew we were dealing with a rare breed. This is a brand born from the concept of utilizing deeply woven concerns for environment, community, and fair trade in their process. We knew there was something special about their gorgeous hand-dyed organic denim fibers, their nickel-free rivets, their electricity-free hand-looms… and their efforts at developing a sustainable denim industry in South East India. And after we had a chat with them at the Capsule trade show in NYC this past September, it’s obvious that this earth-conscious, community-rich concept is only the beginning.
On top of common sense, innovative products like their 100% natural African material-made sneakers or their biodegradable high-top espadrilles (hell, even their sold-out Panamericana chair has us rethinking what we’re sitting on), they’re releasing a line of beautiful hand-dyed colored denim skirts for spring 2012. When we previewed the line, it was presented alongside spring 2011′s hand-woven Argentinean cotton belts (dubbed the Faja—we scored one, and love it) and a range of men’s organic selvedge jeans. The denim, all made in India, was so rich in color and texture, it was obvious no typical mass production methods were employed in bringing it to life.
The spring 2012 denim skirts are all-natural, so there’s zero stretch. But whether your preference is a spandex blend or raw denim, you’ll probably agree that the styling possibilities for these beauties are off the charts. This collection is proof that sustainable, earth-conscious clothing with community roots is closing in on fashion-forward, and becoming indistinguishable in terms of aesthetic and styling potential. Industry of All Nations is helping this become a reality. Exciting, aint it?
Check out the full set below:
Check out what Industry Of All Nations has in store for fall 2011 (hint, Alpaca sweaters and more men’s hand loomed organic selvedge denim in an amazing fall color story) and don’t forget to visit them on facebook.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
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