While I traveled by miles and miles of alps, ate a million carbs a day, and discovered how to get lost in a new place—I gradually realized the real beauty of the slowness I was watching from my train window.
Communities who lived in the same place decade after decade, families known for their craft, and all different kinds of people going about their daily routines in very much the same way. Ironically, as a person who really hates routines, I realized travel is exhausting, there is value in tradition, and maybe the most beautiful things are the slow and very simple things.
You are probably thinking what does this even have to do with clothing?
I think in a similar way it is easy for our clothing to lose it’s meaning. It is easy to forget the craft behind our clothes, let alone the people somewhere who make them.
This Fall collection celebrates the slowness of clothing—sweaters that are made in small towns in the middle of the Andes mountains from alpaca that is raised by families that have done this generation after generation. Leggings that are made from old t-shirts after they have traveled a thousand miles back to Honduras to be gathered in local markets, scrubbed by hand then sewn by a lively little sewing group. Pieces made from textiles embroidered and hand woven using traditions and techniques passed down generations.
My goal is to design pieces that lend themselves to this kind of lifestyle. Clothing that can be worn season after season. Style that is effortless...and pieces that are hand crafted, from the fabric themselves to the sewing process. Hope you enjoy!
This weeks marks the four year anniversary of the factory collapse in Bangladesh that killed over a thousand people. While I don't talk very often about the reasons I started a fair trade clothing line - I do think it is important for us to think about the impact our purchases have on the world [...]
By now, we have all heard of sustainability, fair trade, and fast fashion; but do we really know what these buzz words mean to the makers of our clothes? There are many documentaries out now providing stories about the garment workers and the conditions they work in, what they are working towards, and how we [...]
1. Fatima Scarf - This product was made in Nashville by a group of refugees from around the world in partnership with Sew For Hope. This organization provides low cost sewing classes for adult refugees in order to give them a sense of worth and accomplishment while adding marketable skills that are valuable for earning [...]
Summer is in swing and the Fourth of July is just right around the corner. We have styled four looks for the occasion! We are celebrating by giving you 40% off the entire website until June 30th just use the code summersale, but before you check out all our great merchandise check out what we would wear for [...]
This week I’ve had the privilege to accompany Liz Alig’s designer, Elizabeth, to Bolivia.We’ve been in the city of Cochabamba which is on the outskirts the Central American Andes Mountains.A quiet city that has grown over the years through immigrants from other parts of Bolivia.A city where ancient cultural traditions meet modern globalization on every street corner.A city where Spanish is [...]
The founder and designer of Liz Alig, Elizabeth, is currently in Haiti. She has been there the entire month working with the global partner that helps us make our clothes for inventory. Nou Hope is the name of the global partner in the Central Plateau of Haiti that works towards empowerment of their own people. [...]
Last Saturday the 28th of June, Liz Alig had a pop-up show at Books & Brews. As the name mentions, the place was somewhere were people could come read, shop and of course, drink some beer. The show started around 4pm and there were a few other local stores there. There were representatives from Stella [...]
This week, I wanted to feature one of our fair trade items- the Tie Skirt. The Tie Skirt is made out of recycled materials such as the striped shirt below. These skirts are put together in Ghana by the Global Mamas, who also make many other garments for us. The Global Mamas are a non-profit organization [...]