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Fall / Winter 2019 Nau Color Palette Inspiration

Fall / Winter 2019 Nau Color Palette Inspiration

We find inspirational beauty in subtle transitions, the everyday iterations that—taken as a whole—become the lives we live.  When we designed the fall/winter 2019 collection, we took direction from the shifts in climate, the longer transition into fall, and then into winter. We thought about the... Read more We find inspirational beauty in subtle transitions, the everyday iterations that—taken as a whole—become the lives we live.  When we des... Read more
PFC Free DWR Solution

PFC-Free DWR Solution

In ten years, we've done a lot of heavy lifting in fabric innovation. When we learned about the potential negative impact of PFCs, on people and the environment, our path was clear: find an effective PFC-Free DWR solution.  What Are PFCs? A perfluorinated compound per - or polyfluoroalkyl chemical are all... Read more In ten years, we've done a lot of heavy lifting in fabric innovation. When we learned about the potential negative impact of PFCs, on peo... Read more
Boiled Wool: Old World Goes Modern

Boiled Wool: Old World Goes Modern

A down jacket may be unbeatable when it comes to warmth to weight ratio, but when you’re ready to trade the baffled bulk and shine of outdoor insulation, and in the warmer fall days where you need medium warmth and wind protection, boiled wool is the answer.... Read more A down jacket may be unbeatable when it comes to warmth to weight ratio, but when you’re ready to trade the baffled bulk and shine of out... Read more
Hyperspacer: Fall Transitional Travel Wear

Hyperspacer: Fall Transitional Travel Wear

Dressing for the first month of Autumn is tricky, especially when you're traveling. It's still too early for our usual fall go-to's (think chunky sweaters) and you're not quite ready to put away your warm-weather wardrobe. Investing in a few transitional pieces that are lightweight enough to... Read more Dressing for the first month of Autumn is tricky, especially when you're traveling. It's still too early for our usual fall go-to's (thin... Read more
5 Minimalist Fashion Staples that Make Getting Dressed Easy

5 Minimalist Fashion Staples that Make Getting Dressed Easy

Minimalism is more of a way of life than a passing trend. It uncomplicates everything from getting dressed in the morning to the way we treat our land. It is the anthesis of a seasonal trend because it cuts all that noise out.  That’s not to say... Read more Minimalism is more of a way of life than a passing trend. It uncomplicates everything from getting dressed in the morning to the way we t... Read more
Sustainability Beyond the Shopping Bag Workshop 3 Recap | New Beginnings: Upcycling Project

Sustainability Beyond the Shopping Bag Workshop 3 Recap | New Beginnings: Upcycling Project

So you do your best to wear your pieces as long as they will last before recycling them. But what if you took it a step further and upcycled it into something “new” again? In this workshop, Luz Rule from The Renewal Workshop took us through a variety of upcycling ideas and quick tips which you can also use to repair and renew your existing clothes.  Read more So you do your best to wear your pieces as long as they will last before recycling them. But what if you took it a step further and upcycled it into something “new” again? In this workshop, Luz Rule from The Renewal Workshop took us through a variety of upcycling ideas and quick tips which you can also use to repair and renew your existing clothes.  Read more

PDX x SEOUL

This season we are proud to feature a collaborative capsule for spring/summer ’19 that features the first cooperative work between Nau’s design teams in Portland, Oregon, and Seoul, Korea. The Capsule Collection tastefully fuses the expressive and artistic Seoul street fashion genre with Nau’s versatile, urban performance styling. It features a variety of linen styles that suit Korea’s hot, humid summers while retaining anywhere—urban appeal, and outerwear that pays homage to Seoul’s use of experimental fabrics with a new coated linen. The result is East meets West collaboration that is a nod to the future of international, sustainable fashion.
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