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#SustainableSunday with Jessica Redditt Design...

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Ladies and gents, I am absolutely thrilled to introduce y'all to Jessica Redditt of Jessica Redditt Design.  Picture this:  It's July of 2017, I've just returned to Vegas after a whirlwind trip to Ventura to get my dad through a quadruple bypass and a subsequent trip home to Chicago to recharge and chop off all of my hair.  I'm bored out of my mind because it's a million degrees out, SB was still working, and I was off for the summer.  One morning, I packed up all of my technology and headed to Starbucks to consume copious amounts of caffeine, enjoy the AC at a temperature that eco-friendly me would never allow in my home, and scour the internet for sustainable fashion companies to work with.  

It was on this trawl through the interwebs that Twitter connected me to Jessica Redditt.  For real, friends, this collaboration has been a long time in the making, but all good things come in time (and we've had a lovely time messaging one another in the meantime).  It's true, because every once in a while, a piece of clothing arrives in my mailbox that I know I am going to keep forever.  This kimono is one of those pieces.  I mean... look at it... I was able to wear it to work, I can wear it to the beach, I can wear it after the shower, I can wear it as a dress with heels, I could wear it with shorts and knee-high boots to a festival.  The possibilities are truly endless!  

This new staple in my hippie wardrobe was handmade as one piece in a 6-piece capsule collection in Vancouver from reclaimed fabrics that are plant-dyed.  I just love that phrase: "plant-dyed."  This kimono and all of it's colourful glory totally made me feel like I'd worn a super soft white robe to the top of a giant hill of wildflowers and then rolled down to the bottom, picking up all the wonderful colours along the way!  I happened to wear this kimono to work in the middle of a spirit week.  The theme of the day was: Dress for Success, meaning that students were supposed to wear clothing that went with the career to which they aspire and my principal may or may not have snorted when he overheard me mention that I wanted to be a full-time eco-hippie when I grow up.  You know what?  I'm totally ok with it.  

As the day went on, compliments for this piece rolled in.  By the end of the day, this kimono had officially been branded by teachers as my "Technicolur Dreamcoat" and by students as "the ultimate Hogwarts robe."  I was over the moon with these new kimono monikers.  And guess what?  If insanely brilliant colours aren't your thing, Jessica has created this exact same crazy soft, sustainable piece in different prints and a selection of truly lovely muted colours.  I feel safe guaranteeing that if you head over to her site and pick one out for yourself, you'll love yours just as much as I love mine! 

What's sustainable about this outfit? 
: the kimono is handmade from plant-dyed fabrics
: the ear pins are handmade
: the necklace is fair trade and handmade
: the cuff is handmade

1 comment on "#SustainableSunday with Jessica Redditt Design... "
  1. What beautiful pics! Thank you so much, I love your blog!