Three Leaves Spring/Summer 2012 Collection
Founded this year in Red Hook, Brooklyn, Three Leaves is retailer that avoids the cliché of eco-friendly clothing being dull and disconnected from the fashion world with a spring/summer collection that holds its own against its contemporaries. Boasting an impressive array of certifications for being socially responsible and environmentally friendly, Three Leaves clothing takes an ethical approach to clothing without sacrificing style.
Three Leaves carries a range of brands that use environmentally friendly fabrics as well as using vegan leather (or avoiding it altogether) in the construction of their footwear. Packaging is also recycled in order to minimise the impact of shipping. It is not only the environment that Three Leaves cares for; its brands are certified to ensure that sweatshop labour is not used and that workers are treated fairly. With this commitment to producing clothing in a responsible manner, Three Leaves avoids some of the moral quandaries that the mass market fashion industry can often find itself in.
The collection itself blends wardrobe staples with classic American workwear. Shirts in classic checks and chambray, canvas worker jackets and henleys head this range of classic casual wear. Key pieces blend fashion with functionality – lightweight vibram soled boots in synthetic leather strike a balance between down to earth American style and current trends, whilst a club collar shirt maintains this balance with the addition of hard-wearing elbow patches.
Merging fashion with a pro-active and admirable attitude, three leaves is a great resource for the man who cares about more than just his wardrobe.