With green products on the rise, Anne Salvatore Epstein, has appropriately timed the launch of her eco-friendly dress collection called BEAU SOLEIL, named after the designer's favorite oyster. The company's focus is on sustainability, fair trade and labor, as well as organic raw materials with the end goal to offer consumers environmentally healthy clothing choices without sacrificing fashion. When Anne discovered she was pregnant, she and her husband morphed their "overly excessive" New York City lifestyle into one that is "Simple. Modern. Organic.". They moved into a green building located in mid-town Manhattan, increased their trips to the green market, and made conscious everyday living decisions to do their part in saving the planet. This new mindset, coupled with Epstein's career experience at Marc Jacobs and IISLI, opened her eyes to how the manufacturing process impacts the environment. It was imperative for her to be kind to the planet and laborers when bringing her design vision to fruition. Epstein uses fabric made out of bamboo, a sustainable material,vegetable-dyed organic cottons and vintage, tencel, which is made from eucalyptus tress, as well as recycled leather trims. Anne currently resides in Manhattan with her husband, Jason, and her 9 month-old son, Grey Jameson.
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