Base Range (Basic Aesthetic for Sustainable Easywear) new collection presents bright, poppy and optimistic shapes, tones, textures and colours.
Always layering and shape-shifting, this season Base Range tell the story of their producers - specialists that work within the studios and factories where these garments come into being.
These makers feature in their campaign wearing the new collection - the garments that they have been an integral part of the process of producing. As always with Base Range, they build each season on pieces from the last - tweaked or simply in a new fabric and/or colour.
This is a beautiful part of Base Ranges’ ideology. The same can be comforting, welcome, helpful, re-generative…pieces that you have loved and worn to death can re-surface in a new colourway, tone or texture. Or you can discover something new... like the Danube Knit collection - in incredible flecked Ocra tones, featuring a floor-skimming slouchy v-neck dress, crew neck sweater and grandpa style deep v cardigan.
Gulten Mert, the producer of natural fibres and co-owner of a factory in Turkey with her husband, says of her specialisation of fabric dyeing- “Creating colour has to do with how you view the world, how you evaluate or interrogate it. I live and see the world when I look at my colours and when I experiment with them”
The process of making is apparent in the pieces from Base Range, and the colours used are especially on point this season. There is something really nice about being able to ‘meet’ the makers in Base Range’s photo essay. It acknowledges and celebrates the work, the skill, the human touch, the person who constructs the clothing we wear.
Enjoy the collection in store or online - available now!
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Photography: Dan McMahon