Mr. Larkin by Casey Larkin is a socially responsible and environmentally focused collection inspired by the magic, mechanics and architecture of the vintage circus. The entire collection uses organic, sustainable or renewable textiles and practices, everything from organic cotton voiles and jersey; peace silk crepes dyed with blackberries, olives, fig leaves, acorn and sour grass; bamboo muslin dyed with madder plants; and tulle made from 100% Ingeo. All dyes are made from plants and vegetables in collaboration with natural artisan dyer, Sasha Duerr.
What: Mr. Larkin Spring 2010 Spring Collection
When: Wednesday, September 16th 3pm
Where: 72 Green Street Soho, NY
The trims and hardware on the designs are from recycled vintage findings from all decades such as metal paillettes from the 1930s, rhinestones from the 1940’s, sterling silver ribbons from the 1920s and porcelain buttons from Paris (pre WW2). One percent of Mr. Larkin's profits are donated to "Seeds to Sew", a project of the Permacouture Institute, which builds alliances with seed saving programs to tag alternative fiber and dye producing plants, increasing biodiversity for both culture and nature.