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Liza Rietz’s Eco-Gorgeous Summer Collection

Published on June 12, 2009 by   ·   1 Comment Pin It

Yet another Green Designer is getting our nips hard.   Liza Rietz’s modern designs are structured yet feminine, detailed yet wearable, and are created individually, not mass-produced – so take that H&M.   They are also entirely made of all natural fibers. Rietz designs two small lines annually out of Portland, Oregon, producing small batches of each individual design, and many of her pieces are made to order, so you are paying Bloomies prices for Couture (Made to Order) pieces!   Though her collections adhere to the seasons, her lines are not season-specific. Instead, Rietz focuses on designing clothes that are versatile and that easily translate to any time of year.

Like the Kimono Sleeve Jumpsuit below. The coulotte style shorts (that at first glance appears as a skirt) has a stand up (or fold down) collar that falls into a long tie in the front of the bodice. The tie can also be arranged as a bow or draped as seen in the photo.   Pop this piece on with flip flops for an elegant,casual day look or platform wedges for evening.   Come winter, layer tights, a boyfriend cardi, and high boots and you’ll get your moneys worth outta this baby.

Kimono Sleeve Jumpsuit, $245.

Kimono Sleeve Jumpsuit, $245. (Available in white, black, or gold metallic striped linen)

Rietz’s designs are made out of all natural fabrics including cottons, linens, and bamboos. With a small production run of each line, the individuality of each piece exemplifies how clothing can be artistic and expressionistic as well as functional.

Cross Back Jumper, $152.

Cross Back Jumper, $152.

Though not entirely cruelty-free/ vegan (collections feauture some wool and silk, though not the designs we feauture here), all pieces are entirely eco friendly and hand made.

Gold Box Dress, $310.

Gold Box Dress, $310.

Liza Rietz clothing is available for both custom and retail at her studio/store:

2305 NW Savier Street
Portland, OR 97210
store hours: monday – saturday 11-6pm, closed sunday

stop by or set up an appointment for a custom fitting: 503.459.4292

OR: Shop online:

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Readers Comments (1)

  1. More feel-good consumerism. If you really want to be an eco-fashionista, patronize your local thrift store, organize a clothing swap, or a hit a garage sale for the abundance of second-hand clothes on the market. Just because something has an “organic,” “vegan” or “natural” label doesn’t translate into zero environmental impact.

    Visit for a thrift store near you.

    I organized a clothing swap at work. It was fun and easy!

    Or (gasp) use what you already have and don’t consume so much. We’re not going to save the planet by shopping.

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