Turk + Taylor‘s Spring 2008 collection is gorgeous! Mark Morris and I have been chatting a lot about everything from video art to ethical clothing production – something Turk +Taylor strives for. The Spring/Summer 2008 collection is full of organic cotton, sporty twill blazers, bingo shorts, pinstripes, bold colors, and slick details. Also, their blazers are lined with organic cotton, and much of the silk is ‘sustainable silk‘, taken only from abandoned cocoons (fear not, vegans).
keno blazer, organic cotton twill, lined with organic cotton, white; bingo shorts, organic cotton twill,white; fußball shirt, organic cotton, yellow/gray stripe
You might just catch me wearing the pinstripe blazer below this spring. I think it’s very handsome. I also really like this photo-shoot. The images remind me that all of our constructions are bound to crumble and return to the earth. it also says that our home is falling apart. This planet’s ability to continue supporting human life is getting more and more fragile. Luckily, Turk +Taylor employ SSA (Sustainability, Social Responsibility, Animal Advocacy), so their footprint is much lighter.
keno blazer, hemp/cotton, lined with organic cotton,
indigo stripe; fußball shirt, organic cotton, navy purple
tetherball hoody, sustainable silk, fuscia.
These Turk + Taylor organic cotton Tshirts feature fresh retro-inspired art and bold colors.
The Autumn/Winter 2008 collection is equally gorgeous. The series features striking utility cuts with an almost entirely monochromatic palate of blue-gray accented with splashes of rusty plaids. Organic cotton is used throughout, and recycled wool is featured in many garments. I love the double-pocket on the utility dress shirt below:
From the top:
1. utility dress shirt, organic cotton, aqua/gray stripe
2.utility dress shirt, organic cotton, black stretch denim;trouser, recycled wool, teal
3. utility dress shirt, organic cotton, red shadow plaid
I expressed to Mark that I’m thrilled that they’re using recycled wool. Recycled anything means less resources are being extracted, and less polluting output is being released into the landbase. Because recycled wool is not ‘flashy’, unlike a vintage fur, there is less of a chance you could be held responsible for ‘promoting’ the look (and therefore; the sales) of new wool. I’d love to hear your opinions on this.
My Favorite of their Autumn tees is the Benazir Bhutto, olive organic cotton:
Tell your women-friends that Turk + Taylor also makes magical garments for them!