I always find myself in a sorta funk this time of year. It’s cold. It’s snowy… and it seems like there is no end in sight. I’ll stop now before this turns into a major rant… Anyway, as part of my winter rebellion I chose images from Riana Blyer’s spring collection. I love the top image… I want to be wherever she is! While I’m there, I wouldn’t mind being dressed in Ryann either!
Raina Blyer, the founder and designer of Ryann, has been sewing since learning from her mother at the age of three. Born in Brooklyn she later attended the University of Massachusetts [yay!] studying holistic health; and later received her degree from New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology. Ryann was created as a way for Raina to address her concerns about the many negative impacts of the fashion industry by combining her background and passion for fashion with her deep concern for environmental and social issues. The fabrics featured in the line are made from organic cottons, hemps, bamboo, soy, and recycled polyester. All of the clothing is produced in New York and is sweatshop free.*
Enjoy and think warm thoughts!
* full bio from Project Earth Day