Isoude: Gorgeous Green Fashion That's Built to Last

Meaghan O'Neill (@msoeden)
Living / Style
September 18, 2009

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Designer Katie Brierly of Isoude works with local sewers in New England, where the textile industry once thrived. The collections are made by hand in small runs. "I make less; my only goal is to do it well," says Brierly. "One man who cuts my silk has his father working with him; he is 80 years old and says he can finally teach his son the finer aspects of cutting silk."

At left: Hand-dyed silk shift with hand-cut silk paillettes.

Courtesy of Isoude