Carleen | wool plaid green long vest
A stunning unique piece for your wardrobe, it’s an incredible layer. Wear as a vest under coats and over outfits or combine with a legging to wear like a dress.
This piece is made using American repurposed wool plaid blankets found and specially chosen for your garment.
They’re pretty perfect but do bear in mind these fabrics come with a history and small reminders may be found that this fabric has enjoyed a previous life. It’s the ultimate sustainable piece which we hope you’ll love for years and years.
Two large deep pockets to the front
Red cotton velvet trim
Dry clean only
Carleen is a Los Angeles-based womenswear collection designed by Kelsy Parkhouse, who is inspired by denim, quilts, Americana and nostalgia. We strive to make aesthetically and functionally durable women’s clothing that delights and inspires.
Kelsy Parkhouse founded Carleen in May of 2012 after receiving positive reviews for her thesis collection at Pratt Institute where she also received the inaugural Liz Claiborne Concept to Product Award. Her founding collection drew inspiration from the Grand Canyon and handmade American quilts, a textile that continues to inform the Carleen aesthetic both visually and metaphorically.
We use repurposed textiles as often as possible, because of their patina and beauty, and also because of their more-gentle impact on our planet. We always choose fabrics made from natural fibers, including organic, recycled, and deadstock whenever possible. Everything we make is made locally in Los Angeles, where we can keep an eye on quality, reduce our carbon footprint, and also monitor the working conditions of the skilled workers who make our clothes.