Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Foreign Policy

Lauren Bush's FEED Project was a great success—and she's proving to be worth her activist salt once again. Her newest venture, Lauren Pierce, is a fashion line that's already won over department heavy hitters like Barneys and Japan's United Arrows. Her mission is to source from developing nations in order to create jobs in those communities. For Spring, Lauren turned to the Democratic Republic of the Congo for hand-dyed fabrics made from centuries-old techniques. And each season she will give back 10% of profits to women's organizations in those countries. It's a refreshing mix of eco-friendly fabrication and global inspiration that taps into foreign talent. I'm craving laid back style in this tropical heat!

22 comments:

Naples in the Know said...

Love, love love Lauren Bush - secretly I named my daughter Lauren after her ;) shhhh.......

jae said...

Her actions are extremely inspiring and I love my Feed bag!

Vanessa said...

Wow, those textiles are gorgeous! Perfect for summer... I want!

beachbungalow8 said...

love that cape and the blue skirt. Nice earth day post Court!

Camille said...

Those are really gorgeous! I love the skirt on the left. It's so good to see a designer use such sources. If more follow her lead it can make such a huge impact.

The Beauty File said...

I love the feed project and really love anything tie dye for summer...I can't wait to check these out in ny!

Sarah said...

Love that dress on the bottom right! Great Earth Day feature!

Meg said...

Those fabrics are beautiful! I’m a huge fan of her Fall 2009 capsule collection as well; the silhouettes are more tailored and classic but they also had a philanthropic/eco-friendly element.

amber {daisy chain} said...

oooh, loving that updated tye dye look!

karlene said...

LOVE the blue and white skirt!!!! super fresh

Creative Tonic said...

Wish I were 27 again to wear her fabulous things! I'll proudly stick with stick with my "FEED" bag!!! She is an amazing and down-to-earth gal and and graduated from my kids school a few years ago. Love the name of her business too!

Creative Tonic said...

Ohhhhhh- just saw the can-do capes- 27 again!!!

Courtney said...

Yes, that cape is insane! Honestly, any age can wear it when done the right way. I'd crave that for the fall with some jeans and over the knee boots. It'd certainly be a timeless piece!

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

Oh my. So pretty. I was out all day so I'm just seeing this now and I'm totally excited!!!! Love this. Perhaps I'll add this to my never-ending birthday wish list.

allie in g'town said...

Great post! Must have pieces!

a pretty pill said...

she and this line are so refreshing. AND....it is all very gorgeous.

Style Court said...

I love the textiles too.

lauren said...

This might make me a bit unpopular, but 10% of a $350 dress that looks like a sack is not that much. I went to school with Lauren in Miami... it is not surprising she would use her middle name to distance herself from W and the Bush family. Meh.

Liz Powers said...

Love the dress on the bottom right.

Nicole Marie said...

oh theyre gorgeous!

Rachel said...

I'm a tie-dyed fanatic.. love these clothes and her work is inspiring. I love to see designers use their talents for a good cause!

glossy_joy said...

WOW NICE DESIGNS... NICE PHOTOS Too.. :D