When looking to create a winning cold weather look with some ethical, fashionable finds, one of the first places I turn to is Stewart + Brown, the husband-and-wife duo who are partners in life and in fashion. Style icon Leighton Messter and green girl Alicia Silverstone are smitten with the label and have been spotted in some Stewart + Brown staples. What separates Stewart + Brown from other hip designers, is its pioneering, unwavering commitment to greener, ethical fashion.
Even in the midst of unprecedented industry headwinds (especially soaring cotton costs), Howard Brown says that "there are no cheaters allowed" when it comes to sustainability. While true sustainability is impossible, Stewart + Brown, strives to deliver high quality and haute style, while minimizing the impact on the Earth. From a green raw materials standpoint, the Stewart + Brown collection is comprised of 100% organic cotton, mongolian cashmere, merino wool, green fabrics, and factory surplus fabrications.
Stewart + Brown delivers a coveted fashion aesthetic as well. From the current collection, I've had my eye on this beautiful camel coat, made from 100% merino wool. I love the interpretation of the current lady-like trend in the silky winthrop dress. The 100% organic pima cotton long-sleeve lengthen tee is a perennial favorite among Stewart + Brown's celebrity fans. I love the rich color of the majesty and pine needle colors, which is the perfect splash of color in the midst of this year's neutrals craze.
I caught up with Howard Brown about sustainability, inspiration, and fashion.