against my better judgement, i’m heading out to palm springs again this weekend (kinda hard to resist when you live about 50 minutes away)! so of course, i’ve got resort vibes on my mind. and i can’t think of anything better to wear than the new capsule collection by honolulu-based language of the birds. designer tsia carson was inspired by traditional hawaiian silhouettes like the holomu’u, mu’umu’u and kappogis and modernized them with beautiful custom textile designs by clothing designer and store owner of beklina, lina rennell, and textile designer and critic at risd, gina gregorio. the result is a beautiful collection filled with interesting details, fresh colors, and incredibly wearable designs. not only that, but they believe in ethical business practices and embrace transparency in the supply chain. of the collection, they state:
every item is made in the usa using small independently run factories and sustainable, eco-friendly production processes. the fabrics are silk screened by hand in rhode island using a traditional water based vat dye method. they are cut and sewn in nyc’s garment district in a small factory run by a lovely woman named theresa. the integrity of the craftsmanship creates a fabric with a beautiful hand, superior quality and long lasting construction that will endure for decades rather than years. language of the birds could be called old fashioned with their emphasis on supporting american manufacturing, but they believe you should buy something you love and be able to wear it forever.
photos courtesy of language of the birds.