5 PERFECT ECO KNITWEAR BRANDS FOR SPRING

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Created on Thursday, 15 May 2014 Written by Arlette

 

May 11, 2014 Clothes, Fashion
By Smitha Sadanandan, Eluxe Magazine

One minute it’s freezing, then the sun makes an appearance and you’re boiling. You leave for work in the chilly morning hours and by lunchtime you’re regretting the heavy jumper and wool trousers you put on earlier. Welcome to spring dressing!

The best solution for avoiding these problems is, of course, to dress in layers, so this season, we’ve chosen five sumptuous eco knitwear brands that are perfect for this in-between weather.

These styles truly celebrate innovation and sustainability, and are comprised of some of the most sumptuous fabrics around.

Arlette Lee

UK-based Arlette Lee creates Andean style capes called Ruanas and SnugaLees for her namesake line. The collection is crafted in baby alpaca yarn by traditional Peruvian craftsmen.

Arltette Lee’s SS14 collection has a palette of brighter colours in shades of blue and purple as well as classic earth tones. Arlette has been inspired by cities like London, Italy and Peru with the classic and eclectic mix of colours that people wear everyday.

Lee says “We work exclusively with 100 per cent pure organic, certified, fair-trade Alpaca from Peru to create timeless wardrobe staples. Designers often use Alpaca yarn in their garments but only as a blend and marketed it as an ‘Alpaca coat.’ Our focus is on creating authentic capsule wardrobe pieces that last and feel so good on you that you don’t want to leave home without them, be it a SnugaLee or a Ruana. The challenge is to educate people to buy quality pieces, rather than fast fashion which has little intrinsic value – less is more.”

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Arlette Lee triumphs

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Created on Tuesday, 15 April 2014 Written by Arlette
Arlette Lee triumphs

Triumph has launched it's competition called "Women in Making". The winner will receive a £10,000 prize to be invested into the business and a year's worth of fantastic mentorship to help grow her business and be stocked in Fenwicks, London.

Please can you support Arlette Lee by clicking the link to VOTE FOR ARLETTE
https://campaign.triumph.com/uk/profiles/arlette-lee

 

The Makers Collective…

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The Ruana - the essential piece for your wardrobe

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Created on Sunday, 23 March 2014 Written by Arlette
The Ruana - the essential  piece for your wardrobe

What the press and clients are saying about the Ruana:

"I love my cobalt blue alpaca shawl. It is extremely elegant, functional and warm. One of the best pieces of clothing I have ever bought." Michelle Darracott

"It is a wonderful statement piece which can be worn over anything and always looks cool elegant and timeless. Every fashionista needs one!!…

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#WIYW (Wear it Your Way) #Arlette Lee #Ruanas

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Created on Saturday, 08 March 2014 Written by Arlette
#WIYW (Wear it Your Way) #Arlette Lee #Ruanas

Do you love timeless classics which you can add your edge to? You travel often and like to compact pack? You shop for investment pieces rather than throw away fashion? 

You may have seen all over the catwalk shows this month, the blanket from Burberry worn as the new outerwear.  The blanket is a cuddle of a trend, cosy,…

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Timeless Fashion

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Created on Friday, 28 February 2014 Written by Arlette
Timeless Fashion

As we go about our daily lives, we have a choice that permeates through all areas of the pyramid of life: from home to work to relationships. Every action and thought results in an experience. Therefore, why not make a positive change by having a positive mental attitude. Why not start with developing a positive attitude toward how we choose…

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OUR TOP 5 BABY ALPACA BRANDS

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Created on Wednesday, 15 January 2014 Written by Arlette
OUR TOP 5 BABY ALPACA BRANDS


Dec 26, 2013 Clothes, Fashion
By Arwa Lodhi

A longtime staple of Andean cultures, the alpaca has been used for its wool for over 6,000 years. And no wonder: alpaca wool is not only soft and warm, it’s naturally anti-bacterial, stain resistant, easy to clean, doesn’t shrink or pill like cashmere or wool, wicks away moisture, is lightweight and resists wrinkling.…

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Chic Winter Essentials

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Created on Monday, 16 December 2013 Written by Arlette
Chic Winter Essentials


by Hollie Shaper Lourie


When it’s cold outside – it’s all about keeping warm and looking gorgeous. Here are the All Things Stylish favourites….


1. The Cashmere Sweater
A good cashmere sweater is a forever piece. Warm up Winter with a red hot knit that feels amazing. The instant pop of festive colour is perfect now - and will still look…

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OUR TOP 7 ECO FRIENDLY KNITWEAR BRANDS - ELuxe Magazine

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Created on Monday, 09 December 2013 Written by Arlette


Dec 9, 2013 Clothes, Fashion

Arlette Lee: Softly Sexy


There’s nothing more beautifully classic than a hand made Arlette Lee scarf or cape. Made from pure Peruvian alpaca and naturally dyed, the delicacy of these fine textiles belie their incredible warmth.

Source: ELuxe Magazine

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Luxury - Jessica Choay & Arlette Lee

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Created on Monday, 02 December 2013 Written by Arlette
Luxury - Jessica Choay & Arlette Lee

Photo: Courtesy of Jessica Choay

Arlette Lee and Jessica Choay invite you to their next Pop up affair in a very intimate and cosy atmosphere in Paris 16ème.

We will be glad to show you the new collection and very exclusive pieces, offer you a bespoke service and a champagne treat.

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Sustainable Luxury

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Created on Monday, 25 November 2013 Written by Arlette
Sustainable Luxury

Sustainable Luxury: Arlette Lee produces handcrafted baby alpaca garments.

Passionate about preserving the culture and traditional weaving techniques of the Andean artisans, Arlette Lee creates contemporary handcrafted garments using indigenous methods passed down through generations. Handmade by Peruvian artisans, using the finest quality Alpaca, the collection offers super soft, luxury garments made to last.

As an avid supporter of fair…

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