Restock Your Closet After New Year’s Closet Purge!

We have an array of new collections arriving just in time to fill your closet after that “New Year’s Closet Purge!” 

Change is in the air and New Year’s resolutions abound. Finding our way through life’s challenges, stepping out of our comfort zones, challenging ourselves to a new adventure or traveling somewhere we’ve never been, can all be wonderful life-changing experiences.

Embracing change can be scary, but also rewarding.  As they say “the one constant in life is change”. Change can also translate into changing up what is in our closets. A change in lifestyle or career can leave you with a closet of clothing that no longer fits the “new you!” Remember, Nimbus is here to help; we’ve got your back (literally)! Our style advisers have studied the variety of body shapes and know what styles will flatter your best features. And, our Nimbus staff knows that giving honest opinions about fit and style will ensure the belief in the old adage that, “if you don’t look good, we don’t look good!”

As a buyer for women’s clothing, I encourage women to take risks with fashion. Sometimes the biggest risk is just daring to try something on or taking our word that a particular garment would look amazing on you.

It’s difficult to make a clothing change without being willing to try on things that you normally wouldn’t. Nimbus clothing begs to be tried on. Our European inspired clothing collections look quite different on the hanger; they need the addition of the female form in order to be complete.

These days I look forward to my New Year’s Closet Purge. Not only do I make room for a few more quality items, but I also get that instant feeling of happiness by donating my gently worn clothing to one of my favorite organizations; The Hospice Unique Resale Boutique, in Ashland.

Due to arrive in February…and in time for Valentine’s Day!!

 

SKINCANDO:  100% natural and organic face and eye cream which provides hydration and diminishes fine lines.

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HARPSTONE GALLERY EARRINGS:  Lovely, everyday jewelry with unique bead and wire designs, plus a great price! These earrings are under $30.00!

Harpstone Gallery Earrings

STELLINA: We love this modern, comfy, stylishly sexy line.  These pajamas and luxurious loungewear is 100% cotton!

KOMAROV:  :  This clothing collection combines unique fabric processing, signature detailing, natural conformity to the wearer’s body shape and hand printed pieces of which no two are exactly the same. The garments are hand and/or machine washable, wrinkle free and light weight, eliminating the need for dry cleaning, and is perfect for travel. 

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SCAVENGER COUTURE:  One-of-a-kind, gorgeous, handmade wraps of silk chiffon combining the “nuno” tradition of Japanese felting with Merino Wool fibers. These are the perfect special occasions accessory for anytime you want that very special statement piece.

Scavenger Couture

ERICA ZAP DESIGNS: Jewelry with contemporary looks, exposing beauty through simplicity of form by using metals, stones, textures, shapes and color to create pieces that are as individual as the women who wear them.

Erica Zap Designs

Stop in and see us during ALL the seasons of change in your lives!

Wishing you all the best in 2015!

 ~Joy and Ken Silverman and your entire Nimbus staff

Joy’s Closet: 5 Years is a Long Time to Wait…

joy-closet-jacket-nimbusThe Testimony hoodie is back and it was worth the wait! The designer, Fabria has brought it back into production. I LOVE this and so will you. This is a quality product and very well made. It’s the perfect weight, has a quality zipper and it’s long enough to cover the bootie.

 

The hoodie sets nicely at the back of the neck (not bunched up under your ears). Such great design, it fits, flatters and slenderizes. This is a must have in the northwest. Pair it with a t-shirt and jeans and you will look fabulous!

We currently have all sizes, XS-XL.  Current color is Black. Mineral wash Asphalt will be arriving July 30th. This is my go to for every day. I’m going to reaching into my closet for this one for many years to come!

Until next time,

Joy

Women’s Department Manager and Buyer

Joy’s Closet: Ode To The Long Skirt

Ok, if you have never worn one, you have no idea what you are missing! Our Indigenous organic cotton skirts are amazing. The long skirt has recently become hot fashion for younger women, but if you ask me the longer skirt is perfect for us women of a certain age.

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All the imperfections on our legs are well hidden under the skirt (I awoke last week to find wrinkles on my knee’s that I swear to you were not there the night before!) I hear so many women say, oh I haven’t worn a skirt in years. Not with my legs. Don’t just assume your skirt wearing days are over. These skirts have flow and drape and are supremely comfortable.

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They are elegant without being fussy. They move well from day time wear into evening. Please stop by and try one on next time you are down town. I assure you, your skirt wearing days are far from over!

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Until next time,

Joy, Women’s Department Manager and Buyer

Indigenous’ Fair-Trade Fashion: The Origins of Eco

For the ultimate blend of ecological-plus-fair-trade in men and women’s fashion, stop into Nimbus of Ashland, Oregon to check out the Indigenous Designs clothing line made of organic and natural fibers that are not only eco-friendly, but are handmade by artisans from over 200 knitting groups across Peru.

Communities Sustained by Hand-Made Textiles
With detailed textile creation in their ancestral heritage, knitters in Peru are paid fair wages—wages that sustain entire families and thereby whole communities—for their skilled craftsmanship of beautiful textiles. Whether those textiles are handmade with knitting needles, a lap loom, or a foot loom, the intricate quality that results yields an otherwise-unknown finish and fit, not to mention many fine details that are customary of their garments.

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Organic Cotton, Alpaca, Silk, and…
…not-at-all-itchy wool from Merino sheep found in the Argentinean Andes—enjoy the warmth and enveloping feeling of wool without the itch or the allergies. Their organic cotton garments are both certified and soft, yielding some of their most comfortable options for both modern style and ease of movement—a rare combo. And of course, silk has been known for centuries for its lightness and superior smoothness, while their Alpaca brings both softness and warmth in a spectrum of natural fiber colors. Indigenous’ silk is eco in that the silkworms aren’t killed in the process (as they would be commercially), while their Alpaca roam free on chemical-free land.

No Chemical Processing Please
Indigenous Designs excludes 10 types of chemicals from the dying and processing of their textiles and use instead low-impact dyes that won’t harm the Earth. What this translates to for the wearer is toxin-free fashion that comes without the guilt of having polluted the planet just to get dressed in the morning.

Like Your Grandma Used to Knit
Remember those talented ladies that, in the generations before the Internet age, would actually knit clothes for their children and grandchildren—clothes that were embroidered and stitched and knit in incredible patterns that made each piece a work of art? The artisans behind Indigenous’ clothing have learned ancient traditions taught to them by generations before them in order to knit and hand-join clothing down to the finest gathers, lace patterns, and elegant garment features.

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Fashion and Feel
Everyone’s favorite clothing item in the closet is the one that not only makes you look good, but the one that makes you feel good too—or better yet, the one that feels like you’re hardly wearing it at all! Softness, movement, breathability, temperature moderation, and avoidance of itch are all features of Indigenous’ clothing that make them even more desirable to wear. When you feel fashionable walking downtown but also feel cozy at home in the very same outfit, you’ll be regularly inclined to wear Indigenous’ tremendously comfortable clothes.

Tech that Connects
Indigenous, handmade clothing combined with modern-day tech? Is that even possible? Indigenous Designs sure thought so, and has hit the world of sustainable fashion by storm with their Smartphone-scanable price tags that tell an artisan’s personal story, plus their 100%-bamboo rack separators that showcase images of artisans while simultaneously conveying the company’s environmental and humanitarian vision.

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Indigenous Designs goes above and beyond what shoppers normally think of when they buy eco-friendly clothing. Better-known elements within organic and natural clothing are combined with the lesser-known elements of community building and entrepreneurship by creating valued goods that bring about small-business trade agreements, earning workers in often-impoverished areas of Peru a better way of life.