31
Mar
2010

Meet the ethical scarf designer | Tamasyn Gambell

 

Have you started planning your summer holiday wardrobe yet? Well i have and i’ve found a new name for you to add to your vacation shopping list: Tamasyn Gambell, designer of the prettiest scarves i have seen in a long time – luxury silk and organic cotton scarves which also happen to be highly environmentally and ethically sound.

A perfect match for the festival-going fashionistas, the silk scarves (from £85) are  great for warding off the midday sun (or covering up hair that hasn’t been washed for three days) and they’ve got a real vintage feel to them, with graphic art deco-esque prints in variations of navy, burnt yellow and burgundy, while the hand printed cotton versions (from £35) are super versatile in classic white, navy and ink. The range has already garnered a bit of celebrity attention,check out up-and-coming Aussie singer Lisa Mitchell’s very chic loose silk bow (below) for inspiration.

As for the sustainability factor, it’s evident in Tamasyn’s creative process from start to finish: the scarves are hand-woven by workers in a welfare project in southern India, then in London they are printed with organic dyes. Even the retail packaging is non-toxic and made from recycled materials.Talking to Tamasyn, she told us how her interest in sustainable fashion came about. After witnessing the huge amounts of fabric and garments that go to waste while working for both high-end couture houses and well-known high street brands, Tamasyn wanted to get away from the pace of fast fashion when she started her own label in 2008, and created lasting pieces she hopes will become hand-me-downs, rather than falling apart after a couple of seasons. Now, she strives to create classic, high quality designs in only small production runs. With these covetable scarves and her admirable company ethos, i think she’s just about nailed this one. Tamasyn Gambell’s has more scarves for sale via her online shop or you could find retailers from here.

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