Throw away fashion is such a big industry today and it is more important than ever before to support ethically sourced, good quality clothing. Natural fabrics have always been at the heart of Blake & Taylor Fashion and for Spring 2019 I have some simple, organic cotton pieces that will feel comfortable even when the temperatures start to rise here in Queensland.
CLOTH & CO
Cloth & Co. is a contemporary lifestyle brand, founded with a commitment to making a positive impact on the lives of the people who make their products with a focus on empowering women. Cloth & Co. isn’t here to produce more stuff, it was founded with a considered approach to create high quality, basic essentials that are made to last. I love that their pieces are 100% natural organic cotton, sourced from regenerative farms.
Frockk is a gorgeous brand of clothing using natural fabrics and soft, natural hand dyed colours. The styles are so versatile they can be worn on holidays, to the office, to a girls lunch or to school pick up. There are no factories involved and the team of sewers, fabric printers and dyers all work comfortably from their homes.
MONTECRISTI PANAMA HATS
I am so excited to have this iconic hat now available at Blake & Taylor. The original Panama Hat is made from 100% natural palm fibre, handcrafted by skilled artisans in Ecuador. “Montecristi” means the highest standard in the Panama straw hat trade. This hat takes longer to weave, patience, expertise and is harder to find. All of these straw hats come from local artisans in Cuenca and the small village of Montecristi, internationally renowned for the high quality weaving of its Panama hats. Montecristi has only a handful of master weavers – the creators of the finest straw hats in the world. These Panama hats are made from toquilla straw, hand-split into strands not much thicker than thread, and woven so finely that the panama hats appear to be made from linen. Each Panama hat is woven by a single artisan, hand-blocked, and takes months to complete.
This new and exciting Australian Jewellery brand has already proved to be a hit when it was introduced since reopening after our renovation. Made with high quality craftsmanship, Zahar promises to achieve luxury, femininity, and grace. These styles combine hammered and high gloss gold plates, freshwater pearls and gemstones.
New clothing and accessories are arriving all the time so keep popping in to see us all and look at the new ranges.