Kirrin Finch, the sustainable clothing brand founded by Brooklyn couple Laura and Kelly Moffat, is back with a fall-winter collection that will make you want to blow your paycheck. The collection’s long sleeve button down shirts, classic Oxford shirts, and bow ties could be dressed up for a holiday party, or dressed down for a weekend lunch with friends.(RELATED: Meet the Founders of Lesbian-Owned Clothing Brand Kirrin Finch)
The brand is not in the business of fussy fashion. Their menswear style button-down shirts are classic rather than trendy and are smartly tailored to prevent gaping around the chest and hips.
"Our new collection is about bringing unique combinations of bold colors and textures together to form a subtle blend of men’s and women’s style. People no longer want to be seen as one identity and we want to give people the opportunity to express themselves outside of binary options," said Laura Moffat.
When Kirrin Finch launched, the brand was able to go up to a size 16, with the goal of increasing the range of sizes as production increased. The fall-winter collection introduces a size 18 to their total range of nine sizes from 2-18. "The average woman in America is a size 14 and most brands stop at a size 12. We think it’s important to offer great designs in a range of sizes to fit different bodies," said Kelly Moffat.
Kirrin Finch’s mission extends beyond providing gender non-conforming clothing options in a range of sizes. "Fashion is the second largest polluting industry in the world. We are in an era of rampant consumption with fast fashion, and it’s having detrimental effects on the earth," said Kelly Moffat. "Our goal is to make a small dent to help reduce carbon emissions and textile waste while providing education to allow consumers to make informed choices."
The shirts, which retail from $125 to $145, are manufactured in the United States and are made to last years longer than fast fashion alternatives. The addition of bow ties is Kirrin Finch's creative way of upcycling shirt fabric scraps to help reduce textile waste.
Shop the full fall-winter collection on Kirrin Finch’s website
. Photos by ECR Studios.