Tuesday, April 01, 2008

kicekice: organic cotton childrens clothing: giveway!

For Haute Nature's first ever HAUTE ECO GIVEAWAY, I present KiceKice:

KiceKice is an environmental clothing line and twin sister collaboration between Lesley Nishigawara and Karen Kice. Lesley Nishigawara, a textile artist, began sewing children’s clothing after the birth of her daughter. Karen, also an artist, began helping Lesley; for a close creative partnership.

Lesley and Karen both received their BFA from Kansas City Art Institute. Lesley specialized in textiles and Karen in ceramics and art history. Lesley studied in the MFA programs at University of California, Davis and Arizona State University and Karen received her masters in Architectural Theory from The Bartlett, University College London. After over five years of being apart with daily phone calls and frequent visits, the twins are now living in the Los Angeles area working together on Kice Kice.

The KiceKice line is all organic fabric clothing for children with hand-print patterns with textures and shapes. Each piece is unique and playful.

For this GIVEAWAY, Lesley and Karen were kind enough to donate a childs size 4 'O' DRESS. Made with 100% organic cotton knit, the dress has hand-appliqued ‘O’ designs, exposed serging and color stitching details.

To win this dress, please tell me in the comments section why you'd like this adorable, organic cotton girls dress for your daughter or as a gift for someone. The winner will be chosen Saturday April 12th.

This GIVEAWAY is for a light brown dress with turquoise and stone applique -bright pink stitching and purple serged edge like the picture.

Many thanks to kind, generous and eco KiceKice.

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Blogger ONNO said...

Clothing is one way to become gentler to the world. Strange to think that most people who recycle, buy organic and exercise don't give much thought to the fabrics touching their skin. With our children, organic and sustainable fabrics are even more important.

Dagny McKinley
organic apparel

3:09 PM  
Blogger aBookworm said...

What a beautiful prize. Ah, if only I had a daughter! So don't count me in.

But I'll do the next best thing and blog your giveaway on my contest/giveaway blog - A Bookworm's Diary.

Hope you get lots of entries!

Oh, and if you're a fan of eco-friendly products, you might want to check out the giveaway I'm having tomorrow!


7:30 PM  
Blogger cat said...

I would really like to give a KiceKice dress to my youngest cousin, the only child of my aunt and uncle. They adopted her from a wonderful woman who, faced with homelessness and then pregnancy, made the difficult decision to give up her child. This little girl is no sob story--I feel like the reason she is such a delight as a two-year-old is that the adults in her life, all of them, are committed to her healthy future. Having her has made my aunt and uncle far more aware of their own environment, both socially and in terms of sustainability, and because of it have become more aware of the wider environment and their impact on it. Children do not usually appreciate the efforts adults make on their behalf until they've grown far beyond them, but wearing a beautiful, organic dress is the kind of memory I'd like her to have when she's old enough to begin thinking about charting her own sustainable future.

7:46 PM  
Anonymous barbara-ann said...

What a precious dress (and little girl:-)) Clothing made from organic fibers has become so cute and stylin'! Living in Florida, I can attest to the sheer comfort and breathability of organic cotton and bamboo.

9:34 AM  
Blogger Saleha said...

I would love to have this dress for my 3 yr old daughter. She has eczema and I've been looking into organic cotton clothes for her, although they are expensive. I put only cotton on her, and I've recently realized that it's very important to have organic cotton. I really think it would make a difference in her skin. I'm on the lookout for nice organic cotton children's clothes that aren't too expensive. So it would be great to have this dress for her!

8:25 PM  
Blogger Bunny B said...

Oooo...this is adorable! I would love to gift this to my friend's daughter whose birthday is coming up. She would look so cute in this! Thanks so much!!

3:36 AM  
Blogger windycindy said...

Hello, One of my commitments I made to myself was making a real change to be more green in my lifestyle. I have come pretty far! I am trying to buy from eco-conscious companies to support them and help the environment. These ladies make adorable items! They are quite talented. Please enter me in your drawing. I have a niece who only wears dresses and this one looks great and comfortable. Thanks,Cindi

9:50 AM  
Blogger sweetsue said...

I love your blog it is the first I have seen it, but I will be back. I would love to win the dress for my little grandaughter. It is so nice to see little girls clothing that is not pink and frilly. Gorgeous and organic!

6:49 PM  
Blogger katzzzilla said...

My daughter would love these dresses! We have been teaching our 3 children to reduce, reuse, and recycle. We take hand-me-downs, and always shop at thrift stores to save things from going to the landfills. It's not often that we are able to find organic cotton clothing, so it will be a treat for her to wear them!

10:52 AM  
Blogger windy eberly said...

Oh my goodness, this garment is lovely. My girlies are too big, but this design really caught my eye. I can only think of one child this age and I would love to present something so beautiful to this little girl. She is a Mexican immigrant who lives by my library (and in it) and who collects food for her family at the local food bank with her slightly older sister, which is not a simple process. She is very smart and independent, and would look smashing in this outfit. Her mother is a little shy, and so am I, but I love to watch her weave belts on a back strap loom in her front yard.

9:36 AM  
Blogger Rob said...

I know from first hand that organic cotton clothing is a great way to naturally alleviate some skin conditions.

That is an easy call since conventional methods of cotton production use such harsh chemicals.

I have heard some varying numbers on the amount, but everyone agrees the chemicals just are bad for the earth and us.

"Traditional cotton production also attributes to 25% of worldwide insecticide use and 10% of worldwide pesticide use."


9:46 AM  

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