Sustainable Chic

Today we are pleased to showcase two ecofriendly designers who preserve and respect the earth without sacrificing cutting edge couture. Vaute Couture (“vaute” pronounced as “vote”) is a Chicago-based independent fashion house started by former model Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart. What began as Leanne’s desire for a warm, yet fashionable, cruelty-free faux fur winter jacket turned into an eco-chic fashion empire which counts Oprah and Alicia Silverstone as fans. Vaute Couture has since opened their flagship in Brooklyn near the Garment District where each piece of their environmentally friendly clothing is made.

“Sultry.” “Sophisticated.” “Endlessly wearable.” These are some of the words Elle Magazine used to describe Chicago-based environentally-friendly fashion designer Lara Miller. Lara takes extensive measures to ensure her garments are green and also makes an effort to support the local economy. Case in point: all of her sweaters are loomed here in Chicago using no electricity beyond stitching the garments together! Lara’s garments are carried in stores around Chicago, the country, and internationally as well.

We hope you enjoyed our sustainable chic showcase. Check out these fantastic ecofriendly designers and let us know what you think!

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