Mottainai is a line of menswear that embraces organic denims, all natural vegetable dyes, korozo nut buttons, organic Italian cotton shirting fabrics, organic cotton knits, and small-scale production in Brooklyn and Manhattan.
The jc report~ Rob Lindo, Tim Schmidtke, and Luke McCann are the latest crop of ecologically minded designers whose foray into the menswear market has struck a cord with men who are both environmentally inclined and have an appreciation for luxury. After all, their name ironically means “what a waste” in Japanese…Debuting this fall at luxury retailers such as Bergdorf Goodman and Jeffrey, it’s no wonder the three already have plans for a capsule women’s line, online and real-life stores as well as a jewelry line…
This luxury menswear line is for executives with conscience.
To the founders, style is “eternal and unique to the man/woman, and as important as the feathers on a peacock or the mane on a lion.” -Luke McCann, Mottainai via the discerning brute.
Their fall collections shown above can be previewed on their site.