March 5, 2011
By Hanna Brooks Olsen

If the dragging winter weather has you feeling green around the gills, it's time to pack it in and look toward spring. Skip to the Oddfellows Building on Wednesday for a refreshing breeze of locally-crafted goodness, with NuBe Green's launch of their new line, NUBE Seattle.


A new private-label line of women's sculptural garments, NUBE Seattle is NuBe Green's homage to the Emerald City's bountiful resources (and unique looks.) Featuring designs that combine vintage and re-sourced materials, as well as fabrics made with locally-grown fabrics, the spring collection is available exclusively at NuBe Green.

Crafted by a coalition of Seattle-area seamstresses, knitters, spinners, paper-makers and felters, each piece is made by hand, and thus, one-of-a-kind. According to NuBe Green's website, "the goal of this line, available exclusively at NuBe Green, is to continually re-discover local materials, to celebrate local craft, and to refine 'sustainable' design."

Even if you're not in the market for a hand-sewn, straight-from-the-source poncho or felted vest, trunk shows like this are a great way to connect with area craftspeople and onlookers, as well as see what's coming around the trend bend, particularly in a city as finicky and fashionably odd as ours. NuBe Green's Spring 2011 Launch Party & Trunk Show // Wednesday, March 8th // 921 E Pine Street // 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. // FREE