I. Love. This. Brand. The brainchild of Tara St. James, Study New York is a sustainable brand focused on pairing beautiful design with ethical materials and production. Not only a designer, Tara also has a ton of teaching and lecturing experience concentrated on corporate social responsibility and supply chain and has even lectured at Parsons. She has done a tremendous amount of research on sustainability in fashion and how to make ethical decisions, and continues to strive for more knowledge on the subject as she practices what she preaches. Study design is never compromised for sustainability, but rather enhanced by her passion for both the process and the finished product, making this label unique by having collaborations with global artisans such as partnering with local alpaca producers in Peru for her knitwear line. I love her twist on the classic chambray, especially the tonal shirtdress and the sheepskin shoe collaboration with Taller Nu, a Mexico-based company that pays local women living wages. From shoes to home goods to outerwear and ready-to-wear, Tara’s adept hand, and artistry, not to mention her degree in Menswear Tailoring, can be seen in each and every piece.
Written via Guest Contributor, Aynsley Younker
Images via Study NY