Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Yvonne - A Transitional Layering Essential

As a small design line in the world of eco fashion it can be hard to make an impact.  A lot of sustainable clothing uses the same plain fabrics.  As we transition to using new green materials, we're very excited to be sourcing far and wide to find the most unique and current fabrics for our pieces.  But of course everything is made in Toronto with lots of local love!

And we're super excited that fall is just around the corner.  Here at Paper People, we know that layering is essential for remaining stylish in our unpredictable Canadian climate.  

Made from a beautiful lightweight knit, the Yvonne Cardigan is the perfect piece to enhance your spring, summer or fall wardrobe.  The fabric is made from recycled cotton fibres and it's manufactured in Italy.  After garments have been cut, the scraps left over are re-processed back into yarns, then knitted into new fabrics.  And because the old fabric is already pre-dyed they're able to skip a step in the process, saving on all the water and energy used in the dying process.

Intern, Tanya was feeling a little chilly in her summer dress so she layers up with the Yvonne Cardigan in charcoal grey.

Designer, Jenn just loves using rich, fall colours and textures to create her signature bohemian eco-chic look.  She chose the Yvonne Cardigan in burgundy to wear with her teal dress, matching burgundy tights and burn out velvet scarf.

The always funky Jessie loves summer because of all the bright colours and funky patterns.  She pairs the purple Yvonne with her favourite butterfly print summer dress and layers up with opaque tights and matching purple shoes to complete the look.

Environmentalist/marketing consultant Meaghan is an eco fashion maven.  She pairs her green Yvonne with a vintage silk blouse, necklace by Afribeads, boots by Ark (available at Chartreuse Style) and bag by a local friend of ours, Isak & Inger.

The Yvonne Cardigan is available at independent retailers across Canada:
Ecoexistence (Toronto, ON)
Eleven : Eleven Boutique (Calgary, AB)
Fresh Collective (Toronto ON) 
The Loop (Thunder Bay, ON)
Radway Studio (Cowichan Bay, BC)

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