Charlotte Hess, designer behind Isobel and Cleo, has created a Nantucket-based brand that has earned her credibility and respect in the fashion world. The collection speaks du jour and simplicity, while preserving the quality and elegance of a hand knitted garment.
Isobel and Cleo collections are inspired by different clothing traditions from all parts of the world. By mixing New Zealand poise, with a touch of French chic and a Scottish trim, her designs show the perfect balance of structured layers and texture. Hess hand knits each piece herself, preserving the intimacy and individuality that is often lost in the current machine-driven industry. It comes as no surprise that Hess sources all of her materials from environmentally friendly suppliers… even buying yarn from a friend of hers down the road who owns a flock of sheep. Can’t really get more locally sourced than that, right?