Last weekend I was in Toronto. Just as I was leaving for the airport boxes began to arrive. Mieke worked hard to get everything unpacked, steamed, and priced. I think we have a wonderful collection of linen clothes to suit just about everybody looking for casual clothes that will look lovely for years. I have chosen a few to show you here, and there are more. (formatting in this post is very strange...please keep scrolling down, it is a long post)
Many of you are familiar with the felt jewelry that we carry that comes from Peru. There is a new felt necklace available in three colours, and some very simple ribbon earings that play with 4 different colour palettes.
I get many requests for Cut Loose, and always have a list of people waiting for special items. We have sun dresses, tops and skirts, pants, tees, and jackets. In this image you can see a skirt and top belted with an Anokhi indigo patterned scarf. The felt necklace is locally made. The 'dotty' scarves on the right are striped on the reverse. Tied loosely they are stunning, and soft too. On the lower right is a selection of linen scarves that have been available in all the summer colours.
Nygaardsanna sent me another dress in three colours that has an uneaven hem and small buttons (and button holes) all the way from top to bottom. The Nygaardsanna dresses are very popular and only get more beautiful with wear. They are made from beautiful thick linen in a soft weave. We have a number of dresses and blouses from their 'hytnes' collection that harks back to the simple clothes worn at the turn of the 20th century in the countryside. You can see one of Patsy's necklaces on the mannequin to the left. Urbanity is the only shop in North America carrying Nygaardsanna (noo gohrds anna) - no relation to the other.
Fog linen work has a small collection of clothes as part of their larger collection of homewares. The linen is grown in Lithuania, and the clothes are made there. Each collection brings surprises in the pattern of the weave, and like Nygaardsanna, there is a country feel to the designs. I joke that these clothes are 'one size fits small'. Lucky are those who fit these lovely designs. We have dresses, shirts, and pants..
I am excited by the small collection of linen clothes that arrived yesterday from a designer in China. Each of the 8 pieces are different from the other, but all of them have a very interesting design. These dresses are for those of you looking for something bold and funky.
We only have one GudrunGudrun piece left. This cardigan is made from silk yarn with 'stars' knitted with rough Faeroe yarn. GudrunGudrun (a partnership of two women with the same name) have their garments knitted on the Faeroe islands. They also make thin woolen 'shirts' from eco merino that are knitted on machines in Latvia. They make many wonderful sweaters, and I am looking forward to carrying more. The cardigan shown is unisex.
This is Oleana's newest alpaca cardigan that is inspired by a traditional Norwegian sweater from Fana. We have paired it with Nygaardsanna linen shorts, and a white shirt from Guatamala. We had these shirts last summer, and they have been brought back by popular demand. There are 5 classic styles available made from a robust cotton fabric.
We have been promised a very hot summer, a bit sun sure would be nice! Nothing is more comfortable than clothes made from natural fibres when the weather is warm. Urbanity focuses on clothes made from only natural fibres.