earth friendly luxury
Conscious living is no longer a trend it is a lifestyle. Extending beyond food and every day products, materials used in the clothing we wear has an impact on not only the environment and planet, but also our bodies.
Our organic cotton contains no GMO seeds or synthetic pesticides, preserves water and promotes fair pay in the developing world. Our pieces, made with sourced, certified fair trade organic pima cotton, are created to provide you with “feel good fashion” that does good for the environment.
A number of harmful effects of non-organic cottons and fabrics can leave skin irritated, cause headaches, trap chemical residue and more. The reduction in the use of contaminated cotton also helps protect farmers and workers who are in constant contact with materials.
What’s more, organic cotton production also allows for the planting of fruits and vegetables in fields, expanding the opportunity for those around the world to practice sustainable living.
Who says Basics have to be basic?
Organic cottons that you will never want to take off.
we love hemp
Hemp is the only plant that can feed you, house you, clothe you, and heal you.
Hemp sequesters carbon from the atmosphere. One acre of industrial hemp can absorb up to 30,000 pounds of carbon per year.
signature pima cotton suits
Our signature hand loomed suits are fabulous!
. . . And we have hemp for the gents.
staying warm has never looked better
Our new alpaca hand knits are here!
A collection of luxury clothing
Consciously made to make a difference in the developing world, our indigenous artisans from Bolivia and Peru create beautiful and collectable handmade knits using techniques that have taken generations to perfect.
about the designer
Anita Arze drew upon her cultural heritage and the craftsmanship of Bolivian knitting to build and inspire the socially and environmentally conscious ARZÉ luxury clothing line. Anita marries the traditions of South American techniques with modern fit and silhouettes. The ARZÉ collections are made with materials such as alpaca and pima cotton for her hand knits and hand woven pieces, and organic cotton and hemp for her fashion essentials. Anita creates sustainable fashion with a mission to drive employment in the developing world.
Previously, Arze worked for Oscar De La Renta for a stint while in New York City. When she returned to Los Angeles, she started a sportswear brand called “Talking to Angels” that was distributed in the US, Canada, the UK and Japan. She has worked on private label design and manufacturing for Urban Outfitters and smaller green brands. ARZÉ is a result of her diverse background and experience in all things creative and design, with a focus on sustainable and conscious clothing and practices.