The pretty colours, textures and detailing on Nevenka’s boho-luxe garments are divine—and the label has been added to the HowBigIsYourEco directory today.
Designer Rosemary Masic often plays on her Eastern European heritage, no more obvious than in her SS10-11 Gypsetter collection. Beautifully rendered prints are finished with craft-inspired detailing and paired back with modern tailoring to create a look with a nod to the past but feet planted firmly in the now.
Masic, a huge supporter of HowBigIsYourEco, was keen to catch up recently in Sydney to reveal her winter range (beautiful!) and tell us all about the ways she tries to balance her love of fashion with respect to the planet.
Half of the range is made in Australia, with Masic travelling to her suppliers abroad to source craftsmen and keep track of how her collections are constructed. “My next trip is to Istanbul to meet with an artisan who will introduce me to women to hand bead and embroider pieces for me,” Masic says.
As for using synthetic fabrics, Masic’s view is definitive. “Yuck,” she says. “Even our trims are all-natural fibres.” And the label is also introducing new swing tags that incorporate organic cotton thread and recycled cardboard.
The other big news for Nevenka—apart from being inducted into the HowBigIsYourEco directory, of course—is that the label will be picked up by mega online fashion portal Net-a-porter, in the new year. A definite coup.
How big is Nevenka’s eco? Take a look at the designer profile for more information and pictures from the Gypsetter collection.
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