By  on June 21, 2019

American fashion designer Tracy Reese is homeward-bound. The Detroit native and founder of eponymously named women’s ready-to-wear, accessories and home fashions brand Tracy Reese, recently introduced two exclusive sustainably made collections: “Hope for Flowers,” a 12-piece summer capsule for Anthropologie, available in-store and online, and a separate six-piece pilot collection for Detroit-based fashion retailer Détroit Is the New Black. The collections were produced in Flint and designed in Detroit, where Reese was born and raised.

In a continued partnership with Anthropologie, Reese’s “Hope for Flowers” collection — a name selected to convey a message of hope for our planet’s future and a reference to the “flower of creativity in each person that needs cultivating” — was inspired by the negative impacts of fast fashion and the designer’s desire to restructure her fashion business from top to bottom with a renewed focus on sustainability, ethical production and inclusive hiring, the brand explained. The capsule is designed using certified organic linen and cotton for dresses, tops and skirts, all free of harmful chemicals and dyes, which pairs nicely alongside the brand’s mission to provide arts education for youth through Reese’s collaboration with Détroit Is the New Black, which asserts that “creativity can flow, be nourished, and shared in Detroit,” the company said.

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