Designing an Ethical Collection with Inspiration from the Swamp

Posted on September 11, 2013 by Katie Schmidt | 0 comments

I am a nature girl. I was born in California, I spent my summers at the beach and during fall and spring I was hiking in the mountains. However, my sister was the true nature girl and if it wasn’t for her I would not be where I am today… living life to the fullest. So when thinking of a place for a photo shoot I decided to bring it back to nature and since my new home is New Orleans, the swamps of Louisiana felt perfect.

Fair trade skirts and dresses. 

All of the fabrics form this collection are hand block stamped with natural dyes that are made from plants, seeds, nuts, flowers and leaves.

Fair trade skirts and dresses. 

The Passion Lilie Fall 2013 Collection is organic, fun and playful, but also can be dressed up for work or for a night on the town. Mignon Faget’s Hive Collection was the perfect complement to my collection. Her collection also takes inspiration from nature. The wide cuffs, statement necklaces and dangly earrings added a new level of class and elegance to my collection. The quality of her jewelry is excellent and I had to hold back from buying all the pieces for myself.

Fair trade skirts and dresses. 

And yes, we did sweat, a lot, and there was a lot of bugs, but it was truly magical being in nature for the day. We saw an alligator, lots of interesting bugs and heard a lot of noises you don’t hear in the city. A special thanks to our photographer: Nicole Harvey and to all our models: Sharon Cooke, Latiera Harmon, Enjoli Muse. For more photos please visit here.

Alligator in the swamps of Louisiana.

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