Slow Fashion Spotlight: CP Shades


by the Rodale’s team

Founded more than 30 years ago and produced in Northern California, CP Shades is one of our favorite slow fashion vendors.


Because, as they say, “What you see is what you get.” CP Shades uses 100 percent natural and sustainable fabrics to create elegant, timeless handmade products that are meant to be worn over and over again. Plus, since its inception, CP Shades’ production has been based in the United States, and the company still owns its own sewing facility and continues to cut, sew, and garment-dye in the San Francisco Bay Area.

But you don’t have to take our word for how great CP Shades clothes are. Take a look at 6 of our favorite CP Shades pieces and see for yourself how wonderful and truly beautiful ethically made clothes can be…

Brit Linen Boyfriend Shirt. Add visual interest and get the extra coverage you desire with this linen button-down shirt. It’s a lightweight, comfortable twist on the classic collared look. A fashionable, contrasting design, longer length, and relaxed fit make it perfect for business or pleasure. The bottom portion of this shirt is crafted from recycled textile, so no fabric is wasted.


Fanny Chambray Skirt. This sustainable linen skirt is so comfortable and stylish you’ll want to wear it every day, especially after you give it a twirl. Pair it with a sleeveless top for casual gatherings or a button-down for a more formal look.


Tuki Striped Linen Dress. An easy fit makes this ultra-feminine dress perfect for the workday, the weekend, or a relaxed soiree. The lightweight linen keeps you cool and comfortable, and the matching tie-string belt cinches in at the waist to define your shape without clinging.


Isobel Chambray Linen Dress. Made from natural linen, this chambray dress can be worn as a tunic with leggings and flats in chilly months or as a dress with sandals for dinner on a cool summer evening.


Light and Breezy Linen Chambray Pant. Worn rolled or full-length, this lightweight linen chambray pant is ready for the sun. With a relaxed fit and soft linen fabric, these pants have just the right amount of drape and texture.


Mandy Embroidered Linen Skirt. Twirl the day away in this easy, breezy lightweight linen skirt. The pretty embroidery offers a delicate feminine touch, while cute side pockets stash essentials. It’s the ultimate spring and summer wardrobe staple.


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