23 Apr 2013
Because I live in the Bay Area, I am allowed to indulge in my passion for scarves. I’ve discovered two new purveyors of my favorite accessory recently, and both compelling for very different reasons.
The first of these finds are the asburdly soft scarves by Fibre Tibet. Apart from using top-notch cashmere (yes, it’s Grade A; yes, it’s organic and undyed), Fibre Tibet keeps the manufacturing local in Kathmandu, Nepal. Alberto Zanone ensures a beautiful — and compassionate — product is the result. Monica Garry, the founder of Fibre Tibet isn’t just interested in sustainable fashion, however. She’s been actively involved in supporting and growing local Tibetan economies since 199 via her not-for-profit The Bridge Fund, and has mobilized over $30,000,000 in its service during that time.
As far as luxury goes, this pulls all the threads together nicely: beautifully crafted and kind to both the consumer and the producer.