raw earth wild sky is an item-driven contemporary organic line inspired by nature's colors and seasons. Each piece is hand-made in Los Angeles. Signature details include deconstructed seams and raw hems, novelty hand-dyed, hand-stamped and hand-painted techniques along with interesting trims applied in unusual ways to create a raw, unique feel for each piece. The look is beautifully relaxed and broken-in, yet well-crafted. They use only the best organic and other sustainable fabrics and earth-friendly methods in their lines creation. With the exception of an item or two that might need specialist organic dry-cleaning, such as items with leather trims, all pieces wash beautifully at cool temperatures.
At raw earth wild sky, they strive to make specialty pieces that are both statements in fashion as well as in their goodness for the environment - creating beautiful, healthy and unique organic clothing that brings environmental awareness and sustainable style to their customers.
raw earth wild sky is completely committed to hand-making the entire line in the USA - think of it as 'in-sourcing' as opposed to 'out-sourcing'. They keep a high standard of purity in their raw materials as well as in production and manufacture, paying close attention to all products, from cutting to finishing. Their contractors are all ethically and socially responsible, paying fair wages and providing good working conditions.
At raw earth wild sky, they re-use and recycle wherever they can - using as little plastic as possible and only recycled plastic hangers and poly bags when absolutely necessary for shipping, that are in turn recyclable. They also offer a paid request return service for stores that prefer to return any hangers in our used boxes, which they will in turn re-use for future shipping.
raw earth wild sky is committed to doing its part, no matter how small, to help our planet. They strive to use only eco-conscious materials in all areas of their business and maintain high standards with responsible business practices.
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The creative force behind raw earth wild sky are two very experienced and versatile designers. Karen Kananen, a native Californian and FIDM graduate has years of experience in the LA market working with larger more sales-oriented companies and smaller 'hands-on' contemporary lines. Most recently, she was the designer behind another successful contemporary label, 'eco-ganik' (also 'green'), taking it from 'birth' in 2004 to USD$1.8 million in two years, selling to many well-known and influential stores.
Samantha Robinson, a Brit from London and graduate of Harrow College/University of London also has extensive experience working for companies in London, Sydney, Melbourne, New York and Los Angeles for labels such as French Connection, Nicole Farhi, Country Road Australia, Fenn Wright & Manson and Elle Apparel.
The two met while working at the same company in Los Angeles about 12 years ago, became great friends, and found themselves together again more recently at another company when they decided to go out on their own. They both cite their intense love of fashion and great concern for our planet, along with the births of their daughters (now 8 and 7 respectively) as the driving force behind their decision to start a contemporary, yet environmentally conscious company.
raw earth wild sky fabrics include the following;
Organic Supima & Longest Staple Cotton
- These are the longest/finest quality staple fibers, possessing unsurpassed softness and drape. These beautiful fabrics are made in the USA and gently cleaned with peroxide versus bleach to reduce environmental impact. Only a certain amount of these yarns are available to be spun each year, making them more expensive and truly coveted.
- tissue jersey, plaited 9oz jersey, interlock
- These are long/best quality staple fibers, sourced from the best mills in the USA. These fabrics are also cleaned with peroxide or soda-ash vs.bleach. They are extremely soft, drape beautifully and wonderful to wear.
- voile, fleece, french terry, 2x1 rib, cotton/lycra medium and heavy jerseys.
raw earth wild sky garments are all produced using lo-impact dyes (less metal, oil and water) and recycled water, thus reducing their impact on the environment.
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