Sustainable, organic underwear line Botanica Workshop first came to my attention a few weeks back through the blogosphere.
I was immediately taken by the lookbook. The pieces are feminine but simple, and modern with fun, boyish elements that maintain their sweetness. They also have striped undies so, that was basically enough for me.
The debut SS15 collection, called clearwater, was inspired by the Japanese technique of natural dyeing known as kusaki-zome. All of this comes together thanks to the super smart gal behind Botanica Workshop, Misa Miyagawa. She's lovely, has a killer name, and used to live not too far to where I am in London, so she gets tons of bonus points.
All the more reason to love this new line of organic lingerie and underwear separates:
Stockists for Botanica Workshop will be announced soon. In the meantime, make sure you're following them on Instagram so that you don't miss out on any new product releases or updates.
Though it was founded in 2007, Lemlem was really only brought to my attention earlier this year. Started by supermodel/mama/WHO Goodwill Ambassador/superperson Liya Kebede, the line incorporates the traditional weaving techniques used in her native Ethiopia into clothing, accessories, and home goods.
My feelings about a celebrity starting a "do good" brand are always mixed. I want to believe that intentions are genuine, but you just never know. But Lemlem feels a little different, and Kebede has always struck me as someone out to do real good, not to mention the fact that the line has proven itself within the industry, so I'm going with it.
Also, their stuff is great and I adore the colors, shapes, and styling used in their Fall 2014 Merino Collection: