I'm a fan of hemp clothing. I love the way it drapes, the way it keeps you cool in summer heat, and how it develops character with age. Andrea, at Gaia Conceptions in Greensboro, North Carolina, creates some really magical hemp/organic cotten dresses, tops, skirts, and pants. She works with high quality locally sourced fabrics. And, after constructing the garment, she hand dyes it using eco-friendly tints and methods. And Andrea's garments are really special because she has a way of designing multiple styles into a single piece. Take, for example, these two views of her Snap Wrap Jacket. One view shows the front panels left unsnapped and hanging freely. In the other, the panels are crossed and snapped behind the neck beneath the generous hood. They can also be snapped at the back of the waist for yet another look. And this is just one of many such clever, practical, and gorgeous pieces in hemp, organic cotton, organic wool, and raw silk. And Andrea will custom fit them to your exact measurements and specifications. So click on over to Gaia Conceptions and check out all the cool clothing. This jacket is $165.
Gaia Conceptions is also in Handmade Lookup.