The girls of Thistle & Clover, Camilla Gale and Rand Niederhoffer, cordially invite you to our first annual Earth Day Trunk Show. We are proud to present the Spring 2009 Collections of 2 independent, Brooklyn-based, and eco-conscious designers: Francoise Olivas and Sublet.
Running from 4-7PM on Wednesday, April 22nd, customers are invited to take advantage of a 15% discount extended to all trunk show items and enjoy complimentary sweets and bubbly.
Eats and tipples provided with love by local favorites Jewels of New York and Thirst Wine Merchants. A portion of all the Earth Day Trunk Show proceeds will be donated to Fort Greene Park Conservancy.
FRANCOISE OLIVAS, www.francoiseolivas.com
FIT graduate, and former Artistic and Brand Designer for Nanette Lepore, Francoise Olivas creates environmentally friendly clothing, using natural dyed fabric and yarn. The designer works closely with a variety of artisans from around the world--most recently with a cooperative in Guatemala--employing fair trade practices and entitling her collaborators to 'living wages'. All garments are made locally. Olivas says of her line, she “endeavors to create a line of products that are gentle both on the world and the mind.”
Best friends turned business partners, Tara and Inessah, met in 2005 through a Craigslist post for a summer roommate (hence the line’s name). Sublet focuses on supporting and driving the sustainable movement forward through integrating traditional and emerging sustainable materials, practices and processes. Materials incorporated into Sublet’s collections include organic cotton, bamboo, hemp, surplus, and vintage fabrics. From inception to production, every raw material used is chosen to have the lowest impact on the environment possible. Sublet’s garments are manufactured in the United States in factories that adhere to fair labor standards.
THISTLE & CLOVER, www.thistleclover.com
Thistle & Clover opened March 2008 in Brooklyn’s Fort Greene neighborhood. Co-founders Rand Niederhoffer and Camilla Gale conceived of Thistle & Clover as a home away from home. Stacks of beautifully wrought bangles and rings sit amidst vintage books and hand pressed note cards. The clothing is carefully hand picked from an exciting group of young, up-and-coming designers that fit into Thistle & Clover’s unique and accessible aesthetic.
221 DeKalb Avenue Brooklyn, New York 11205 (718) 855 5577