May 20, 2022

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Forget Mediocre Fashion

Women-run brand sells organic clothing crafted in Austin

Proprietor Miranda Bennett started out the studio in November 2015. (Courtesy Kelly De Witt)

Miranda Bennett Studio, a sustainable apparel store situated in East Austin up coming to the Texas State Cemetery, is an all-girls enterprise that carries its personal model of organically dyed and designed-in-Austin garments.

A brand that is followed by ladies of all ages—from their 20s to their 70s—for exclusive situation and every day wear, the on-line and brick-and-mortar company is run by a staff of 10 ladies, together with the operator and founder, Miranda Bennett.

“My greatest goal is to be there for ladies at every stage of their life, furnishing clothes that tends to make them truly feel gorgeous and comfy. Our selection now matches Measurements -32,” Bennett reported.

The brand also carries bridal and nursing-welcoming attire. Prospects can acquire clothing for operate, and jewellery and accessories finish the look.

The retail store to start with opened in November 2015. The small business also has a independent production area at the intersection of South Congress Avenue and William Cannon Travel. Clients would wander in to make their buys and even consider the outfits on, but when the pandemic strike, Bennett and her workforce labored to raise their on-line presence achieving a global viewers as far as Canada, Europe and Australia.

“MBS is my try to do the job in a clear way with people today and world at the forefront of all of our decision making,” Bennett mentioned.

Bennett’s manufacturer is her way of bringing individuals closer to where by points are built. Her apparel line utilizes organic and natural plant-dependent dyes to retain “toxic chemical substances out of our waterways and off of our bodies.” The store restocked its organic and natural cotton gauze, and the indigo tie-dyed day-to-day linen gown is manufactured in Austin from get started to end. Its newest releases are the Martin Major and Walker Skirt.

In 2016, the small business released its MBS Zero Squander Initiative, a pledge to divert 100% of material scraps from landfills. It patterns products and solutions made from material squander, recycling, offering and donating what it are unable to use. Miranda Bennett Studio diverts 100% of its textile squander from landfills to encourage its zero waste effort and hard work. An example is the Boro Bag ($22) manufactured from an assortment of material remnants from the studio’s apparel selection. The bag may possibly be employed for crafting, quilting, reward offering, mending or other artistic projects.

Other zero squander initiatives involve making use of plant dyes created from byproducts of other industries, these kinds of as avocado pits and skins from Komé and sawdust from local sawmills producing compost out of leftover merchandise and planning new products around fabric scraps.

Miranda Bennett Studio

1211 E. 11th St., Ste. 101, Austin

512-432-5121

www.shopmirandabennett.com

Hours: Tue.-Sat. 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunshine. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., shut Mon. Selling zero squander