Cleobella’s Orange County Roots and World Attain

Rising up in Huntington Seashore, Cleobella founder Angela O’Brien lived on the seashore, which is why she and her husband selected Seal Seashore as their house base when it got here time to lift their very own household. “Seal Seashore is a captivating city with an exquisite group spirit, which makes it an idyllic place to lift our youngsters,” she says. “A lot of our way of life is rooted within the ocean, and we love that we’re strolling distance from the seashore.”

Earlier than placing down roots in Seal Seashore, O’Brien was impressed by her world travels to launch the eco-friendly, community-driven style and equipment model Cleobella. The model launched in 2006 with its signature Mexicana clutch after O’Brien and her husband left their jobs to journey throughout Asia, Africa and Australia. Since then, Cleobella has change into recognized for woodblock-printed clothes, together with the best-selling Magdalena, eyelet clothes just like the Emmy and the latest, the Farlow. “With each new design, we begin with international inspiration and our Cleobella lady as our muse,” says O’Brien. “My love for one-of-a-kind sustainable textiles was born and has grown into the muse of what Cleobella is as we speak. We now use one hundred pc natural or pure fibers for all of our collections and are implementing zero-waste initiatives into our curations.”

Cleobella founder Angela O’Brien

Whereas creating fashionable designs that talk to Cleobella’s prospects is a precedence, O’Brien has a big-picture technique that focuses on constructing a group, fostering relationships with native artisans across the globe and dealing to create a greater world for her household. “Our technique is to by no means compromise and to create timeless designs,” she says. With sustainable textiles, recyclable packaging, long-lasting relationships with artisans in India and Bali and a promise to donate 1 % of proceeds to organizations supporting the setting, ladies’s empowerment, youngster schooling and artisan freedom, this moral model is giving again to households everywhere in the world far past style and equipment. “I felt like there was an enormous lacking piece to the puzzle in connecting the artisan trade to the buyer,” says the entrepreneur. Subsequent, Cleobella will launch an unique collaboration with Molly Sims and has plans for jewellery, equipment and residential collections.

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