Sunday, November 8, 2009

Lara Miller Holiday Collection 2009

Lara Miller is greatly influenced by architectural aspects of her hometown of Chicago. Her designs have been featured on, The Today Show, NY Times, WWD, Lucky Magazine, and many others.

In addition to doing her best to limit her carbon footprint, Lara's designs are created by hand pattern making and draping which allows her to re-use old patterns and scrap material into future collections. Lara researches her materials very thoroughly to ensure that they include only low-impact reactive dyes. She has also been researching new ways of dyeing with natural sources.

Lara's garments incorporate SKAL certified cotton, hemp, vegan ahimsa peace silk, organic wool, linen, lycoll, flax, soy fibers, hand-loomed bamboo, and recycled organic cotton. Lara favors recycled organic cotton and looks forward to incorporating more in future projects as the yarn is regenerated from post-industrial scraps. By using this material, Lara can assist in reducing the need for growing crops and using dyes while also contributing to reducing the amount of waste that goes into our landfills.

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