Shopbop Launches Exclusive Fashion Capsule With Piece & Co.
We received exciting news that e-tailer Shopbop has launched an exclusive capsule collection with Piece & Co. called, Piece & Co. x Shopbop. The limited edition collection will be sold exclusively on Shopbop.com and highlights ethical designs from leading fashion brands including Diane von Furstenberg, Mara Hoffman, Alice + Olivia, and Veronica Beard. Piece & Co., is a textile company that works closely with more than 5,000 artisans in 16 countries worldwide to create sustainable designs within the fashion industry. The Piece & Co. x Shopbop collection features seven must-have styles ranging in categories like dresses, shorts, and blouses incorporating fabrics skilled by artisans in the Tamil Nadu region of India. This region is known for their traditional lobby weaving techniques and each garment from the seven-piece capsule collection showcases the unique and one-of-a-kind traits of the brand that designed it. “The mission of Piece & Co. is to create a more responsible fashion industry,” noted Piece & Co. founder Kathleen Wright. “And it has been an honor to work with such talented designers, sourcing fabrics that make the most impact socially, and the least impact on our environment.” The weaving community, which is female led uses their technique as a way of life that provides sustainable work for women in supporting their families. The raised-yarn method of the lobby makes several different designs and patterns possible. For instance, the Alice + Olivia dress and short highlight a colorful design and handwoven technique inspired by embroidery work. And, if you look closely at the geometric design pattern and floating threads crafted for the Diane von Furstenberg top, it resembles the reverse side of a material, when in actuality it exemplifies the creativity and skill of lobby weaving.