Fireplaces, hot chocolate, bundling up in oversized chunky winter knits and snuggling under a cozy blanket—these are perfect ways to spend the last of winter!
And that’s exactly what we’re doing here at Model Behaviors. If you missed the recent behind-the-scenes video for our wintry shoot, don’t forget to check it out and be inspired by some yummy knit pieces. There’s still a bit of bite in the air!
So whether you’re a snowbird or polar bear keeping warm and toasty, winter knits can work wherever you are or wherever you’re going! But always keep in mind that sustainable fashion doesn’t have to compromise looking good. Here are my knitty picks throughout the country.
WINTER KNITS: LA
As the recipients of the 2013 CFDA/Lexus Eco Fashion Challenge Award, the girls at Svilu, put a different spin on wardrobe staples through their thoughtful designs and environmentally friendly practices. Their sustainably designed clothing includes knits using organic cotton, tencel, modal, and others. Everything is accessibly priced and effortlessly chic without being too feminine or masculine!
WINTER KNITS: NYC
With a studio in Brooklyn, Study NY is a slow fashion brand with integrity. Similar to what fast fashion retailers have created, designer Tara St James developed the ANTI-(FASHION)-CALENDAR, which allows her to focus on 12 capsule collections throughout the year, ensuring quality over quantity. Her sustainability model focuses on zero-waste design, socially responsible fabrics, and ethical, local productions.
WINTER KNITS: MIAMI
Stella McCartney has become a personal favorite over the years. She continues to set the bar for cruelty-free and sustainable fashion. Whether it is partnering with local artisans in Kenya, designing a capsule collection for the Green Carpet Challenge, using sustainable wood and recycled plastic in her accessories, or forgoing all leather and standing up for women’s rights—she does not compromise her ethics or style for sustainability. She makes green understandable, desirable, luxurious, and beautiful!
What do you guys think of sustainable winter knits? Have you been inspired to make more “green” wardrobe choices?