Funding $ustainability: Swankety Swank on Kickstarter!

Ken Suacillo and Tiffany Marie Hill in hemp fleece trousers for Swankety Swank. Photo by Laura Parsons

We are LIVE with a very short campaign to launch production of the best designs in HEMP! The #hempInEveryCloset Goals are getting closer day-by-day with more awareness around this fantastic life-giving, water-saving, now-legalized-in-the-States plant!

OUR REWARDS for helping us reach our $7777 funding goal are phenomenal at higher values. This will help us with funding for production and bulk orders of fabric.

We have elegant casual sustainable sportswear for unisex sizes small to 4x.

Help us help the planet by making a donation or sharing this news now. (Campaign ends midnight August 13, 2018)

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xxooYabette

When the Soul Sings: Tiffany Marie Hill

You can easily see how beautiful she is, when gazing upon Tiffany Marie Hill in Swankety Swank or otherwise. What you may not know, is how strong and big and pretty her heart is on the inside.

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Tiffany in eco chic Fall Swankety Swank lyrical look: bamboo and hemp harness dress with goddess head piece by Venus Superstar. MUA Belle by Marine.

After having worked with Tiffany Marie Hill as Swankety Swank Brand Ambassador for a blissful 6 months, I am keenly aware of this. Continue reading

Introducing the Hemp Capelet!

Cute Capelets…Your New Cool Weather Staple

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We’ve added some fabulous new pieces to the shop, and we hope that you love them as much as we do. These pieces are designed to be sexy, versatile, and fun to wear.

In the spirit of sustainability and low waste, Yabette wanted to find ways to use the off-cut scraps of hemp that were left from her currents rolls. We love the way they came together as capelets. Some of them have added liners in luxuriously warm and strong hemp fleece making them deliciously cozy around the neck and shoulders. Perfect for a layer-happy city like San Francisco. We love the silhouette a capelet gives- emphasizing the shoulders in proportion to the waist. The use of the off-cuts makes each one of these capelets unique. Continue reading

Winter Season Ready in Hemp Deb Top

I am super excited to share the piece that is going to change your life….it’s called the Deb Top!

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The Deb Top is THAT TOP…the one you reach for when you want to throw on something cute and cozy. The one you can style with different pieces of jewelry to achieve different looks. The one that can easily be dressed up or dressed down depending on your vibe. (I want it within a week, take me to the buy page now.) Continue reading

Get Cozy with Hot Headbands from the Hemp Collection

After a few hours of shooting some new pieces from the Hemp Collection, we moved outside to get our last couple shots. The light was absolutely perfect while Yabette was styling our model and muse, Bianca.

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Yabette and Bianca met on an art project Yabette was working on. I remember her telling me about this super cool young woman she met…Yabette immediately thought she would make an awesome Swankety Swank model because she’s not only cool and gorgeous, she’s also a socially conscious creator who does work in the theater world as a performer and playwright among her other many abilities.  (You should hear her sing!!) You can read more about Bianca here.  Continue reading

Fashion Finds: Eco Chic Fashion with Soft Layers

From the moment Bianca slipped into this gorgeous black dress, it was pure magic.

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The hemp/organic cotton ribbed jersey stretch is super soft and the black bamboo/organic cotton is slightly see thru. It was obvious that our model and muse felt amazing in this dress. It has a light, airy quality that feels like a whisper on the skin.

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We paired it with the spruce soy/organic cotton shrug that is equally soft and sensual. It is also available in moss green organic cotton/bamboo blend. Add the easy, sensual, sophisticated layer to your wardrobe here.

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But it still looks amazing and sexy all on its own.

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If you are looking for a versatile piece that make you look and feel super hot at holiday get-togethers and super cool every other day of the year, this is the piece for you.  The Eco Chic Peek Skirt Dress can also be worn as either a dress or a skirt, and features a sexy hi/low hem.

You can find the Eco Chic Peek Skirt Dress here.

Impulse of Elevation

As I’ve been working this week on designs for an editorial print opportunity and feeling the San Francisco subtle signs of Autumn, I am thinking future, I am thinking bold, and feeling the mystic undertones of our planet. Here are a few of my inspirations to share.

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Yes, this is Dolores Park, an authentic SF scene in Sense8.

I discovered this last Spring, but I cannot stop telling people about it as it’s such a clear front-runner of intelligent, artful entertainment by no less than the WachowskisContinue reading