I remember glancing at an online advertisement in July for Austin's first Fashion Week, which held events to showcase local designers as well as free spa, jewelry and massage tutorials. (Which I never got the chance to take advantage of! Grrr.) And at the end of the week, the public voted in the Austin Fashion Awards.
The clothing spans from dresses and separates to funky corsets and wedding gowns. I'd call the style classy-chic, with a hint of spunk. (Especially their corsets -- very eccentric, which markets well to many Austinites.)
The website says
that all products use "sustainable textiles and every design has a 100 percent certified organic option ... Our certified organic cottons are sized with sanforization, finished with cornstarch, and if dyed, done so with low impact dyes."
The site also says that if your skin is chemically sensitive, they'll custom make any of their products for you.
Rene Geneva Designer first opened a design studio in Austin in 2002, but started the complete eco-friendly line in 2005. Since then, Geneva has made clothes sold at Whole Foods, Storyville, Moxie & Compound and EcoWise in Austin, as well as boutiques in California, Pennsylvania, New Mexico and Oregon.