We’ve been intrigued by the fair trade clothing, handbags and accessories from Oakland-based Zelaya ever since an SF Indie Fashion friend (thanks, Jamie!) brought them to our attention after a visit to last month’s Feria Urbana.
Along with the sweetly simple silhouettes of the tops, skirts, dresses and handbags quietly adorned with artfully-constructed details such as the fabric flower on the Flora Clutch shown here and delicate webs of fabric leaves, we dig the line’s commitment to sustainable, renewable materials and socially-conscious labor practices. You’ll find garments made of raw cotton manta fabric sourced from El Salvador and creative alternatives to traditional fastening methods used instead of plastic buttons and metal zippers.
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