Chuck founded fashion label Delano Collection in 2003 after noticing a void in the green design movement. Over the past two years, he has searched for new materials and designed...

Jina and I tend to work in a very materials-based fashion. We find a cool material and brainstorm about everything we could possibly make. These initial materials often lead into exploring new materials. It’s all a part of the process. I’ve been fixated on bamboo and soy for quite some time. The possibilities of those two materials are mind-boggling.

Our current project under the Sage brand is a women’s winter coat made of 100% organic wool and lined with bamboo. The development of this piece initially began with an exploration of polar fleece. After doing some research, we realized polar fleece didn’t satisfy our sustainable and aesthetic requirements. This then led to our interest in organic wool.

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