Local, sustainable, seasonal, organic. These are terms we Northern Californians hear ad nauseam when it comes to food. But fashion?
We were pleasantly surprised to find these qualities also apply to Oakland-based Myrrhia?s gorgeous knitwear. The three-year-old line of cozy clothing and accessories is designed for bundling without bulk--and with a nod to the eco-conscious lifestyle.
Designer Myrrhia Resneck only works with yarn and fibers spun in the U.S.A., sourcing her cotton from Guinda (90 miles north of her East Bay studio) and wool from Maine. She designs and manufactures everything herself in Oakland, and because each piece is knit to shape (unlike common cut-and-sewn garments), there?s minimal waste.
But it?s the modern, wearable designs that really make us feel good about Myrrhia. For the winter collection, Resneck paired form-fitting cuts with romantic colors--sable, pumpkin, rose--and radiating patterns. We adore the sleeveless boatneck dress?s soft feel and flattering French cap sleeves ($180). The edgy yet practical cowl scarf stays put with a leather buckle made from reclaimed auto scraps ($89). And the boxy pullover sweater ($285) is a year-round staple.
Locally sourced never looked so good.