Announcement of Chic Eco’s poll for the Most Creative Women’s Apparel Designer honored London designer Nina Morgan-Jones as the first runner-up on September 2008. Nominations were submitted by email and most didn’t include much more than the designer’s name. Wow, that was not the case with Nina’s positive support. Below are a few quotations:
• The hottest organic couture fashion designer.
• Innovative high fashion shoe designs with a firm footing in ecological benefit.
• Her designs with exclusive organic fabrics and leathers are fashion-industry leading.
• She creates fantasy clothing and shoes while maintaining an earth-goddess Gaia quality.
• For those that think organic is just a bunch of hippies wearing tie-dyes, look at Nina’s designs.
The style is timeless, Bohemian-exotic. To sum the quotes up, Nina creates sustainable apparel and accessories that are beautiful, sexy and fun.
Nina is the fashion inspiration for ROMP, whose collection is certified organic by the Soil Association and GOTS approved for natural dyes. UK’s Soil Association is one of (if not the most), strictest certifiers on our planet.
Beginning 2002, Greg Sturmer, the CEO of ROMP, worked in collaboration with a government-owned tannery in Slovenia. Results are the fruition of a five-year project led by visionary Greg, where the first attempt to unify world organic certification standards was accomplished.
Sturmer pioneered elimination of toxic dyes, metals, and other chemicals typically used in the leather tanning process. Following that amazing accomplishment, he created products with complete traceability.
The trace system tracks from field to store, including the name of the farm the animals came from, the environmental processing data, and the names of supply chain partners involved in the garment construction. Finally, organic farmers with the best available animal husbandry receive value for their quality skins.
Nina’s earlier collections hold great acclaim in London, Paris, Japan and New York. As of this year’s Earth Day on April 22nd, the LA ROMP boutique on trendy West Third Street offers sustainable leather and suede jackets, jumpsuits, bags, shoes, luggage, organic cotton jeans, fashion T’s, and home furnishings.
This is the only cradle-to-grave certified fashion company to date. ROMP is proud to be part of the solution, — rather than part of the problem.
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