Last Friday, organic fashion brand NEEMIC launched their new fall/winter collection on a rooftop at Meridian Space. The collection, “Afternoon,” is made up of creams, mochas, muted charcoals and grays in soft draping materials from silk to alpaca and mohair. As the collection’s name suggests, “Afternoon” evokes a wearer out on a casual afternoon and offers a classic appeal suitable for women of all ages. Over sized pieces dominate the line with floor length coats, robes, and luminescent silky tops and dresses. Our favorite piece was a sesame-colored mohair and wooly knit coat with large pockets and wide sleeves.
With heightened concern over clothing safety, there has been a recent trend of more parents opting to find brands that specialize in all natural clothing for children. While a growing number of designers are feeding the market of organic fashion for kids, finding a brand like NEEMIC, which caters to sustainable fashion for grown-ups, is a breath of fresh air.
NEEMIC was founded by Hans Martin Galliker and Amihan Zemp in 2011. Zemp is the designer and creative director while Galliker is responsible for business development. In addition Galliker also founded AgraChina, a project group supporting the development of sustainable agriculture in China. Galliker and Zemp set out “to create beautiful design, make the textile industry more sustainable, and to provide a platform for artistic exchange.”
All NEEMIC pieces are designed and made in Beijing by local tailors under fair conditions. NEEMIC is committed to responsible use of resources, predominately sourcing leftover materials from the fashion industry and Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certified organic fabrics.
Photo: Jessica Rapp