October 12, 2009

ShirinKIDS Organic Wonderland Collection

ShirinKIDS is more than a stunning organic clothing line for children. It's a "collection of wearable art for little ones." I have seen a slew of eco-conscious apparel for kids, and ShirinKIDS is by far the most artistic and visually engaging couture I have come across. Created by artist Shirin Roubeni, ShirinKIDS 100% organic Wonderland collection consists of hand silk-screened onesies and tees for newborns and toddlers. I love the added details, such as the embellished ruffled sleeves shown above, as well as Roubeni's beautiful pairing of colors not readily found in children's clothing: beige, tan, gold, silver, mustard.

Each piece in the organic Wonderland collection is individually printed by hand with water-based inks and finished with heat and pressure as opposed to chemicals -- and fabric remnants are recycled and used as appliques on the shirts.

I was envious of the children's collection and was delighted to learn that many of the miniature designs may be found in the women's line! So mommy and baby can look equally 'haute' in a mommy and me couture combo while strolling down the street.

ShirinKIDS clothing would make a delightful gift for the fashion-forward eco-kids in your life, or a lovely addition to the wardrobe of your own little greenie. These quality pieces may be handed down and appreciated for their timeless appeal and whimsical charm.

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