by Sara Horton
Textile manufacturing can be unforgiving to the environment, so company namesake and fashion designer Autumn Teneyl takes precautions. Teneyl uses domestically made organic, natural and synthetic fabrics for her designs, and the company offsets 100 percent of operational and travel costs by buying renewable energy credits.
All clothes are handmade and sewn in Denver, too. To meet demand, Autumn Teneyl Designs began a partnership this year with Southwest Creations Collaborative, a women’s collaborative sew house, to employ low-income women and “alleviate poverty and build economic opportunity across generations.” So not only can you look chic; you can help others while stylin' and profilin'.
Here is what the collections are about in Teneyl’s own words:
"When I set out to make a new collection each season, it is with functional, conscious beauty in mind. My goal is to make each piece the first thing I would grab myself for an evening out or a day around town. The foundation of my collections is domestic organic cotton and hemp fabrics. I spend many hours sourcing and developing my color palettes to create distinction and harmony within each collection. The versatility is intended to reach every woman: the tailored, modern lines are very city appropriate, yet the functionality and comfort allow for a very natural fit & freedom of movement.…”