Lyric Jeans

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Lyric Jeans is a music inspired premium clothing line involving lyrical content on jeans, denim wear and accessories. Each pair of jeans reflects the personality, style and flare of the recording artist and song through its design. With the vision of fusing the world of music with fashion, the company employs a cutting-edge design strategy allowing consumers to express themselves stylishly through song lyrics.

A premium denim company they are making waves in this highly lucrative and rewarding niche of the fashion world. Earlier they had announced the production of Lyric Tees, priced between $85-$200 at retail, Lyric T-shirts come in short sleeve, long sleeve and tank styles and are made for both women and men in sizes small, medium and large. The Tee line is set to debut in Fall 2006.

I think they are going to be an exciting brand to watch out in the future as the premium denim market heats up. The concept of having your favourite artists lyrics written all over your denim might seem inviting at first, but will the fad die as soon as the song does? What about those one hit wonders? I see this as a great marketing tool at concerts and launch events for song artists. The true test will only be told over time. Sounds lyrical huh!

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As of now they are in the midst of launching their e-store which should allow you to buy their products online, so far the website has only a coming soon page.

The company’s strength is in its relationships with the music industry and its ability to access the Hollywood community, tastemakers and trend-setters. Lyric Jeans plans to have showrooms in South Beach, Florida and Los Angeles, California.

To learn more about the company and the concept behind the brand visit www.lyricjeans.com

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People’s Liberation

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People’s Liberation, Inc., the designer of high-end casual apparel under the brand names People’s Liberation and William Rast, has announced that People’s Liberation will collaborate with MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee to create a limited-edition clothing group called “PL for TL”.

The clothing line will consist of a range of denim, hooded sweatshirts and hats for both men and women and will combine modern tailoring with an edgy, yet super sleek fit. The inspiration of the “PL for TL” group is the artistic elements of Tommy Lee’s tattoos.

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The knits and denim will have authentic detailing influenced by Tommy’s unique aesthetic. Tommy Lee will also be intimately involved in the design and development of the products and will make a minimum of six annual appearances at a combination of trade shows, retail locations and fashion shows to promote the clothing line.

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Envi

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Envi
was born from the melding of two philosophies on life. Haven and Callie, met during the summer of 2002 and immediately began attempts to impress their philosophy upon the other. Callie, a fashion maven of the first degree, was in the beginning stages of making her lifelong dream of opening a clothing boutique become a reality. Haven was living in a tipi, and hadn’t worn shoes in six months.

Haven was constantly professing the merits of an organic diet; both for the benefits to the body, and for the benefits to the planet. As Callie began to adopt Haven’s attitude towards what she put in her body, she found herself thinking more about what she was putting on her body. She realized that her love of fashion was coming at a huge cost; not only to her wallet, but to the environment and to the people who made their living creating her wardrobe. Callie was losing interest in starting a boutique that supported such destructive practices.

The two came up with the idea for a hip boutique that sold eco-conscious clothing.but was this possible? Wasn’t all eco-friendly clothing made from recycled potato sacks? After a little research into the matter, Callie was able to find an impressive selection of designers who lived up to her standards of fashion meshed with environmental and social responsibility, and Envi was born.

Today the boutique has 15 designers who use either organic materials or all natural ones and make all sorts of products.
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The products range from tops and bottoms, to skirts and sweaters, also something for the pilates/yoga crowd is available.

You’ll find a lot of handwork on some of the tops and sweaters, the accessories consist of beaded necklaces, watercolored earrings and more. The prices seem pretty reasonable as well.

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Fashion conscious clothing for an eco-conscious lifestyle. Find one of a kind exquisite designs on this store. Since I am also a eco-conscious person I thought it’s good karma to share this with you.

Fair Trade Sneakers – Veja

What is fair trade? Many countries that produce textiles like Cameroon, Mali and Senegal usually get a very bad price for the same quality of cotton that say other countries like China, America and others get. So a Fair Trade Act was initiated globally, what that means is that the “Fair Trade Certified”, labels guarantee consumers that certain standards were met in the production and trade of the products where the labels appear. Fair trade certification guarantees not only fair prices, but also the principles of ethical purchasing.

This has led to ‘fair trade’ cotton clothing or footwear being available in some countries. The first of these is a company called Veja Footwear.

About Veja

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Launched in March 2005 in Paris and Tokyo, Veja is the first brand of fair trade sneakers. The concept is to make sneakers that do respect men and nature. Materials used are organic cotton produced by a cooperative of small Brazilian producers and rubber from wild Amazon Hevea trees.

Manufacturing is done in a cooperative that respects the dignity of workers. The fair trade premium paid to the producers aims at financing concrete development projects in heath, education or environment fields.

The first Veja model is inspired by Brazilian volley shoes from the 1970s.

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To find out more about these sneakers you can visit the official website, it’s in French by the way – Veja Website

House of Dereon

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The House of Dereon owned by Tina and Beyonce Knowles is three generations of work come true. It all started with Beyonce’s grandmother Agnez who was a New Orleans seamstress who could create beauty from everyday items.

Tina Knowles, who is Beyonce’s mother, was influenced by her daughter when she began performing in the 1980’s she personally designed all her clothes. When Destiny’s Child debuted in 1990 Tina took over as the group’s designer and stylist.

She is in charge of the Bootylicious Fashion, Beauty, and Lifestyle Secrets from Destiny’s Child. The daughter and mother are a muse and creator team taking couture into the world of cool. Together they embody enduring beauty.

Tina Knowles has been incharge of every aspect of Beyonce’s style from her music career to her film and the red carpet.

The line started with denim which retails from $98.00, it now includes tops, dresses, hats, jackets, pants and footwear.

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Al Quds Jeans – Islam inspired denim

A new brand of jeans has come out of Italy and they are known as Al Quds Jeans. The label is targeting the huge Muslim population that is residing in Europe.
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Their market research was done so as to make the jeans as comfortable as possible for men and women to wear in the daily acitivities, since praying 5 times a day is central to a Muslim they wanted to make sure that they were comfortable for praying in as well.

“As far as we know we’re the first, at least in Italy,” said Luca Corradi, who designed Al Quds jeans.

The bagginess is to ensure the wearer avoids stiffness while bending down repeatedly during prayers. The pockets are for holding all the accessories Muslims have to take off while they worship. And the jeans have green seams _ because green is the sacred color of Islam.

This line is therefore serious, looked for with discretion, natural elegant and not ostentatious. This is reflected in the care and attention to detail, from the denim material to the design which offers the comfort necessary for everyday wear.

A new expression for an old tradition; a way to express your origins and show them.
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Al Quds is the Arabic name for Jerusalem so far it has produced an initial 9,500 pairs that it sold to the French retailer Carrefour SA, the price would be around $30 a pair.