— Karen & Samantha
Raw Earth Wild Sky is a contemporary, organic line inspired by nature’s colors and seasons. Signature details include deconstructed seams and raw hems, novelty hand-dyed or hand-painted techniques and interesting trims applied in unusual ways that create a raw, unique feel for each piece. The look is beautifully relaxed and broken-in, yet well-crafted. The creative team behind this label are two experienced and versatile designers each with notable and varied backgrounds in fashion and design. The duo are long-time friends, inspired to create their own line from a desire to keep production here in Los Angeles as well as their intense love of fashion and great concern for our planet. The birth of their daughters a year apart became the driving force behind their decision to start a contemporary, yet environmentally conscious company.
Drawing on inspiration from their international backgrounds, Raw Earth Wild Sky emanates a modern sophistication inspired by the world around us and the timeless Bohemian nature of California.
Each piece is hand-made in Los Angeles with organic, eco/sustainable, recycled or limited edition fabrics and using earth-friendly methods for its creation.
Karen Kananen, a FIDM graduate, has in-depth experience in the LA market working with larger sales-oriented companies and smaller 'hands-on' contemporary lines. Before establishing Raw Earth Wild Sky, she was the designer behind another successful contemporary label 'Eco-ganik', selling to many well-known and influential stores.
Samantha Robinson started her career in London after graduating from The University of London. Leaving her native UK she ventured to Sydney, Melbourne, Boston, New York and finally Los Angeles working for a wide range of labels such as French Connection, Nicole Farhi, Country Road Australia, Fenn Wright & Manson and Elle Apparel.