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Karen Morris Hats Karen was born in Hong Kong, a cultural crossroads of exuberance, fashion and character. She was trained by top milliners in Britain, Australia and the States. Based in Saint Paul, Minnesota, Karen applies her artistic skill and contemporary style to hat pieces for her haute couture Karen Morris Millinery label as well as ready-to-wear pieces for her Obsession label. She also accepts commissioned orders. And when she can find spare time, she enjoys tutoring as well. Each hat is a one-of-a-kind creation, handmade of exotic materials sourced from around the world. Karen’s hats are available at distinguished boutiques, in her studio showroom and right here online.Karen is a member of the Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association, American Craft Council and the Minnesota Artists group. Ethical Fashion Acts: Handmade from exotic materials from around the world  Designer
KARL LAGERFELD Fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld was one of the most celebrated designers of the 21st century. He was renowned for his relevant approach to style and a curated vision that balanced classic and contemporary influences. “I design like I breathe,” he said of his artistic process, “you don’t ask to breathe — it just happens.” Karl Largerfield Banner Designer
Katherine Hamilton Katherine Hamilton is a UK designer of luxury larger cup lingerie in sizes 26-38, D-HH. Her designs combine luxury materials from silks to French lace with superior technical fit and comfort. Katherine’s pioneering designs are inspired by her personal philosophy of embracing and empowering women with elegance, comfort and confidence. She sees lingerie as a tool with which to support women not only physically but emotionally; to lift their self-esteem and communicate their self-worth. Ethical Fashion Acts: Empowering women, made from quality silk and French lace   Designer
Katherine Hamnett

MAKING CLOTHES FOR THE GOOD OF ALL LIVING THINGS

Inspired by the Buddhist concept of Right Livelihood; “ethical business behaviour, making a living in a way that does no harm to people and the natural world”, manufacturing sustainably has been at the core of our business since 1989.

WE ARE COMMITTED TO…

  Making clothes ethically and as environmentally as possible, preserving traditional skills. Making all design decisions based on the premise that the environmental impact of a product is decided at design stage. Using sustainable raw materials. Durable quality and durable style. Making in the EU, supporting local manufacturing. Promoting good labour standards and working with Fair Wear Foundation to continuously improve our performance. Ensuring that all dyeing and processing is at a minimum in compliance with REACH, while aiming for GOTS certified. Re imagining waste. Cutting our carbon emissions by producing in the EU, where the highest proportion of our customer base is. Being completely traceable and transparent by 2020. Proving that changing the industry from within is possible.   We will always look for ways to lessen our impact and implement solutions.  
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Koh Gen Do Born in Tokyo and raised on movie sets around the world, Koh Gen Do combines the planet’s most precious botanicals with Japanese skincare technology to nourish and protect your complexion’s natural ability to regenerate and thrive. THE BIG SCREEN Over thirty years later, Koh Gen Do remains a favorite among professional makeup artists and can be found regularly on the sets of blockbuster movies. Our secret to success on screen and off is simple: healthy, dewy skin enriched with natural essences looks as fresh on camera as it does in life. THE PHILOSOPHY At the heart of Koh Gen Do is the belief that everything you apply on your skin should nurture its radiant vitality. Whether you’re using one of our cleansers or cult-favorite powders, every Koh Gen Do elixir nourishes and enhances the luminosity of your complexion. Our products enrich the skin’s natural healing abilities, leaving your complexion soft, firm, smooth and flourishing. Backed by cutting edge Japanese skincare technology and healing plant-based ingredients, our gentle formulations feed and repair skin for a fresh, dewy complexion that glows even without a single drop of makeup. Shop Banner Positive Acts: Backed by cutting edge Japanese skincare technology and healing plant based ingredients Designer