With sustainable materials at its core, Eileen Fisher's Spring 2012 Eco Collection boasts a balanced mix of wardrobe staples and colorful basics, from skinny jeans to sheer knits and even some suiting. Soon to be available in Eileen Fisher's retail stores, online, and in department stores, the collection--ranging in price from $58 to $278--has seasonally-appropriate hues that will brighten up any wardrobe and carry you through the warmer months and beyond.
Some pieces scream for accessories--such is the life of wardrobe basics--but it's nothing that a little styling can't fix. The Organic Cotton Hemp Twist Dress can be cinched at the waist with a belt, which will create a more form-flattering silhouette, or even paired with a nude heel to dress--and lift--up the look.
Organic cottons, like those used in Eileen Fisher's colored jeans, are dyed in a facility that uses two-thirds less water than standard garment processing. Fair trade knitwear is the product of Eileen Fisher's Peru Project, which turns organic cotton into knitwear with a Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS)-certified dyeing and finishing process.
The line puts organic linen, hemp, recycled fibers, and Tencel, which has been processed in a closed-loop system in Austria, to good use across the collection. And in the U.S., Eileen Fisher produces 10-22% of the line at home in New York with cut and sew factories in the Garment District and Long Island City.
For silks, the brand saves 30- 50% energy, water, and chemicals, which impacts 10% of Eileen Fisher product overall, via a collaboration with Bluesign and and their dye house in China.
Plus, 90% of the collection can be washed in cold water and customers in New York can recycle Eileen Fisher garments at five New York City locations. They are then resold--and cleaned, fortunately--at Green Eileen in Yonkers, New York.