Eco-minded fashion label Stewart+Brown is the offspring of business partners (and life partners) Karen Stewart and Howard Brown. The Ventura, Calif.-based clothing company makes all of its goods from environmentally responsible materials, including organic cotton, sustainably farmed Mongolian cashmere, and recycled factory-surplus fabrics. It also donates one percent of its revenues to non-profit environmental organizations.
But the look of Stewart+Brown is anything but hippie-dippy. Rather, its designs are cozy with a high quotient of chic. (One of its hoodies was even featured in a recent issue of InStyle.) The label specializes in sleek knits—particularly cashmere—with a sophisticated urban feel. Here are some of the highlights from the Fall/Winter 2006 collection.
Plunging V-Neck Fine Gauge Mongolian Cashmere Sweater, $265, here.
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Khara Surplus Wool Coat, $374, available here.
Knitted Trumpet Skirt, $123, available here.
Surplus Wool Peasant Cap, $97, available here.