Like most people in the fashion industry, we see a lot of designers. Now and again, a new designer will catch our eye, and most recently that designer is Sage Larock. The LA-made sustainable luxury brand is the type of versatile, simple-yet-chic fashion that anyone can wear. The collection is also incredibly easy to take from day to night, so you can dress it up with heels or go casual with a pair of Converse.
If you love environmentally friendly fashion, Sage Larock takes responsible style to a whole other level. Not only are the fabrics comfortable and luxurious, but they’re all made with non-toxic dyes and created from sustainable materials including hemp, organic cotton, recycled polyester, and even recycled plastic bottles! Sage Larock also promises local production and strict fair labor practices, including in their mission statement: “By producing locally, adherence to fair labor practice is assured and our commitment to the environment is upheld – no water ways are poisoned with toxic chemicals or dyes, no animals are harmed and no child or slave labor is ever used. SAGE LAROCK creates beautiful and glamorous clothing that you can be proud to wear.”
Sage Larock was founded by Taryn Sage Larock, who worked as a model in the US & Europe before venturing into fashion. She later studied fashion design at Otis College of Art and Design and the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.
We’re smitten with not only Sage Larock’s gorgeous, wearable pieces, but with their commitment to sustainable, socially conscious fashion. Luckily, we got a chance to get the inside scoop on the past, present, and future of Sage Larock from Taryn herself. Read on to learn more about this brand that is beautiful inside and out!
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How did you get started as a fashion designer?
Taryn: It seemed like a natural transition for me, as I worked as a model for some time, so I spent tons of time listening to photographers, stylists and designers saying what worked or didn’t work on women’s bodies. I always have loved fashion and textiles, so I decided to study fashion design and realized pretty quickly that the clothing industry is quite toxic – it was shocking! I do my best to live in a conscientious manner, so there was no way I could be proud of something I made if it meant exploiting people, dumping chemicals in rivers, or using fabric that contributes to deforestation, which is unfortunately the current standard in clothing manufacturing. Because of this, I decided I wanted to start my own line to showcase how gorgeous sustainable fabrics and dyes are, and to offer women a chance to look beautiful and feel good about what they are wearing.
What inspires you the most?
T: Nature! Also, our customers – it always inspires me how many compassionate, conscious, cool girls are out there doing their part to make the world a better place.
What cause(s) does Sage Larock benefit and how did you decide to become a socially conscious brand?
T: Locally here in LA we help support the Karma Rescue, where I adopted my dog from. They pull animals from abusive situations or from kill shelters & train them so they have a good chance of finding a home. They also pair prison inmates with homeless animals to help train the animals, which is such a cool program.
I believe that having an environmentally conscious brand goes hand in hand with having a socially conscious brand. We are very animal and earth friendly, so we hope to do some fun partnerships with more organizations in the future.
What’s in the future for Sage Larock and do you have plans to expand the line into other products?
T: We are really excited to explore how to use different recycled materials in our fabrics. Yes, we are definitely expanding the line into other products, and we are looking forward to doing some very fun charitable partnerships in the near future!
Sage Larock is available at www.sagelarock.com.
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