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Gaia Conceptions- Eco-Friendly Clothing for the Urban Nomad

Gaia Conceptions clothing for the urban nomad. The Longer Skort shown here is made from hemp and local organic cotton.


Have you been painfully searching for garments that are versatile, comfortable, modern and playful while being extremely eco-friendly? Well, no worries, your search stops here. From the mind of designer Andrea Crouse comes Gaia Conceptions, a line inspired by her months spent in India and Amsterdam. Not only do her well-rounded garments capture all of the above attributes, Andrea’s main goal is to use only the best available fabric including local organic cotton, raw silk and hemp.

Natural Plant Dyes from Gaia Conceptions

Receiving her fabrics in their natural state allows Andrea to hand dye them with low-impact fiber reactive dyes and most recently, her addition of natural plant dyes made from indigo, fuster wood and madder. All of her garments are handmade in North Carolina and are available on Etsy and at Gaia Conceptions. And, like me, if you ever stress about that garment you order being too snug, too short or too long Gaia Conceptions customize each order based on your size and color choice.

As for style, she’s nothing short of a genius. Each garment combines a need for exploration, beautiful colors and modern design which essentially, will make it a quick staple for your closet. The styles available range from pantsuits to massive kangaroo pouch hooded tee’s all of which are “multifunctional and keep you feeling comfortable and stylish in the work place, a day in the woods, or a night out.”

Image credit: Gaia Conceptions

Written by Emily Konkler

Born in a small town in southern Minnesota, which didn’t quite fit her fancy, Emily headed for New York City soon after high school. While living in New York City, Emily's keen fashion sense was harnessed, transforming from a hobby to a quintessential passion. Emily has been involved with the fashion industry in numerous aspects including modeling, styling and managing runway shows.

Emily lives with her boyfriend Matthew and her overweight cat, Sisu, in Saint Paul, Minnesota. She enjoys painting without talent, reading into the wee hours of the morning, rubbing Sisu behind her ears, sewing on her new machine, eating curry and naan whenever possible, wearing boots all year round, spending good ol’ quality time with her friends, drowning in organic cotton and giggling with her boyfriend.

Currently, Emily is a fashion design student and works at The Nature of Beauty-an organic beauty oasis, where her love for everything organic has flourished and taken her heart by storm. Follow her on Twitter @thekonks.

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