POP UP

December 01, 2016 by NINA GARNER

ELENA DAWSON

London based designer Elena Dawson creates beautiful garments and accessories that posses an ephemeral quality that is meticulous yet timeless.  By creating pieces that allow the wearer to infuse her semi deconstructed garments with their own life experiences, each collection becomes an exploration in ritual.  Elena Dawson makes her designs in-house with a small group of artisans using fine materials such as raw linens, crispy cotton and fine silks sourced in England.  The Elena Dawson label was conceived in 2006 after she co-founded Paul Harnden Clothier.  


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XLONG DRESS IN RED RAW SILK / FROCK COAT IN RED RAW SILK






FROCK COAT IN RED RAW SILK / SHORT DRESS IN CREAM COTTON CAMBRIC




WAISTCOAT IN BLACK CASHMERE




JERKIN IN BLACK TAFFETA




TAPED FROCK JACKET IN BLACK SATIN SILK / LONG SHIRT IN BLACK HEAVY COTTON / DRAWSTRING PANT





FROCK COAT IN BLACK CASHMERE WOOL




LONG SHIRT WITH BAG IN CREAM COTTON CAMBRIC




CUT COAT IN IVORY SILK SATIN sold out / 2 ZIP SKIRT IN CREAM MUSLIN / BIG BUTTON CROP TOP IN CREAM MUSLIN



CROPPED JACKET IN WHITE LINEN / STAND COLLAR LONG SHIRT IN WHITE COTTON / ROLLED SHORTS IN WHITE MUSLIN W/ ROPE BELT

WAISTCOAT IN WHITE MUSLIN

BIB BLOUSE IN CREAM SILK CHIFFON / TABARD IN IVORY SILK SATIN

COAT IN WHITE LINEN

COAT IN BLACK LINEN

BIB BLOUSE IN BLACK SILK CHIFFON / TABARD IN BLACK SILK SATIN AND TULLE

 

 

November 16, 2016 by NINA GARNER

SHOP OUR FAVORITE FALL LOOKS


 

JACKET / TOP / PANTS / SCARF / SHOES 

 



 

DRESS

 

 

DRESS / PANTS



 

 

JACKET / DRESS 



 

 

TOP / SKIRT



 

 

CARDIGAN / SKIRT / SHOES



 

 

DRESS / JACKET / SCARF / SOCKS / SHOES

 

 

TABBARD, JACKET, SHORTS (CALL TO PURCHASE) / SHOES

 

 

JACKET / DRESS / SHOES

September 28, 2016 by NINA GARNER

'YUME (DREAM)' POP UP BY NINA GARNER

Thank you to everyone who came to our pop up event last week featuring artwork from Nina Garner!  Just in case you missed it here are some images of her work and installation.  Special thank you to Show & Tell Art & Design!

September 14, 2016 by WORTHWHILE STAFF

JOB OPENING


REQUIREMENTS

-PREFERABLY SIZE 2-4
-AVAILABLE DURING THE HOURS OF 11-1PM
 ONCE OR TWICE A WEEK, M-THURS
-ABLE TO START ASAP

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INFO@SHOPWORTHWHILE.COM
843-723-4418


August 29, 2016 by NINA GARNER

GEOFFREY B. SMALL - LIMITED EDITION



MADE EXCLUSIVELY FOR WORTHWHILE IN CHARLESTON

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"A very special, limited edition collection of hand made pieces was created exclusively for all of the Southern United States for Worthwhile in Charleston featuring some of our most advanced research concepts: exciting new shapes, forms and proportions using elegant new organic natural Italian fabrics and material components in luxurious silk, cashmere, wool, linen, and superfine cotton, remarkable handmade detail pieces and techniques, state-of-the-art new advanced sustainable clothes-making designs and technology.  And of course, more personalized hand work and design than ever before."
-GEOFFREY B. SMALL



SILK FLORAL PRINT DRESS
PURE COMO SILK WITH VENETIAN COTTON LACE TRIM
SIZE: M

"This superlux limited edition one piece dress design is the only piece made by hand in the entire world this season.  It was created from our original pattern and hand-cut in luxurious pure silk floral print satin faso fabric woven in Como, Italy with special Venetian pure cotton lace and viscosa tape detailing, then individually hand-washed in our studios for extra again and softness."



BELTED DRESS
HAND-DYED JACQUARD LOOMED FABRIC, HAND-MADE BUTTONHOLES & BUTTONS
SIZES: MEDIUM & LARGE

"This super limited edition dress design is one of only 2 pieces of its kind made by handing the entire world this season.  It was created by hand using super soft luxurious viscose diagonal twill and jacquard loomed fabrics woven for us by the master jacquard loom specialist Ezio Ghiringhelli in Varese, Italy, then individually hand-dyed in our studios using a special process that requires over 5 hours for each piece to achieve its unique colors, patina effects and softness.  The piece also features exclusive and remarkable hand-made buttons in real mother-of-pearl shell made exclusively for us in Padova, and less than 14 real hand stitched and marked buttonholes and extensive hand pick-stitch detailing with pure silk."




SKIRT WITH SPECIAL POCKETS
LUXURY SILK & COTTON FABRIC
SIZES: SMALL & MEDIUM

"This super limited edition modified 19th century handmade skirt design is one of only 10 pieces of its kind made by hand in the entire world.  It was made by hand using superlux silk and cotton suiting fabric woven for us exclusively by Luigi Parisotto and family in Sarcedo, Italy, along with special Italian jacquard weave finishing tape trims made exclusively for us. The piece also features special Italian nickel aluminum zippers made for us in Padova by Italia, chosen for maximum strength and style, hand stitched hook closures, then hand dyed in our studios using a special process that requires over 10 hours for each piece to achieve its unique colors, patina effects and softness."



SILK BLOUSE IN ROSE PRINT
SIZES: SMALL & MEDIUM

"This super limited edition handmade blouse design is one of only 5 pieces made by hand in the entire world exclusively for all of North America.  It is noted by its unique asymmetric shoulder-buttoned flap wrap-collar design, impeccable clean-finished french-seamed interior contraction, and uniquely balanced cut, fit and design, and cut using luxurious pure Como silk flower print fabric then hand dyed in our studios with a special process which takes over 6 hours for each piece to achieve its special patina and unique effects."



SILK & COTTON CHIFFON BLOUSE
GREY & WHITE
SIZES: SMALL & MEDIUM

"This super limited edition handmade shirt design is one of only 2 pieces made by hand in the entire world.  It was created using an exclusive super lightweight silk and cotton stripe weave chiffon cloth woven in Como, Italy.  The piece also features a special new design and cut from our mid 1990's period research, and was made with hand stitched buttonholes in luxurious pure silk Bozzolo Milano Seta Reale threads, and hand-stitched real mother-of-pearl buttons mad for us in Padova, Italy.  It was then specially hand-washed in our studios for extra aging and softness.



TAILORED JACKET WITH FLORAL JACQUARD 
SIZES: MEDIUM

"This super limited edition special hand made jacket design is the only piece of its kind made by hand in the entire world this season.  It was created from our original modified 19th century pattern and cut in a super soft luxurious viscose jacquard loomed woven fabricant geometric print linings woven for us by the master jacquard loom specialist, Ezio Ghiringhelli in Varese, Italy, then individually hand washed in our studios for extra aging and softness."



LINED WAISTCOAT 
SIZES: SMALL & MEDIUM

"This special version of the super limited edition waistcoat design is on of only 2 pieces made by hand in the entire world.  It was created from our modified 19th century handmade waistcoat pattern and cut in a luxurious super light Indigo cotton and linen suiting cloth woven by L. Parisotto and family in Sarcedo, with pure silk lining from Como, Italy."


 

TAILORED SHIRT IN ANTIQUE STRIPE
SILK
SIZES: SMALL & MEDIUM

"This super limited edition shirt design is one of only 5 pieces of its kind made by hand in the entire world.  It features a new double-collar button-front, new longer proportion fit and cut from our medieval period research, and cut by hand using luxury pure silk woven for us in Folina di Treviso by the historic Serica della Marca silk mill.  The design also features real mother-of-pearl buttons."



TIE FRONT PANT
SILK, CASHMERE, LINEN
GREY/VIOLA STRIPE
SIZES: IT44 & IT46

"This super limited edition original modified 19th century handmade trouser design is one of only 2 pieces made by hand in the entire world this season.  It was created using a very special greggio striped organic tailor's superlux silk, cashmere and linen fabric.  Hand dyed and features special hand cut vintage recycle garment leather suspenders."



PSYCHODELIA SHIRT
LINEN
SIZES: SMALL & MEDIUM

"This super limited edition special handmade tailored shirt is one of only 6 pieces of its kind made by hand in the entire world this season.  Created from our original "psychedelia" tailored crew neck shirt pattern and cut in a social extra fine tailor's pure handkerchief linen with "psychedelia" Italian pure vintage silk patchwork details..  The design also features remarkable real horn buttons created for us by the legendary Fontana family of butonmarkers in Parma, Italy and real hand-stitched buttonholes."



LONG TAILORED UNDERSHIRT
DARK WITH BLUE DETAILS
SIZES: SMALL & MEDIUM

"This super limited edition handmade shirt design is one of only 2 pieces made by hand in the entire world.  It was created using a special extra fine tailor's pure handkerchief linen and features special pocket design and placket detailing in pure cotton velvet pinwale from Varese.  The design features an authentic 1940's long tailored undershirt pattern from our extensive work wear period research, combined with real horn buttons, hand sewn buttonholes and special 'touch of color' hand stitch detailing in pure silk thread."

August 03, 2016 by NINA GARNER

VOICES OF INDUSTRY

Voices of Industry creates hand woven garments and textiles from 100% domestic fiber, farmed and spun in the U.S.  Adele Stafford launched this work in 2013 and hand weaves each piece on her Ahrens Violette mechanical dobby loom in Hillsborough, North Carolina.  

 

ALL ONE SIZE AND MADE WITH 100% ORGANIC COTTON.

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO PURCHASE PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL.

 

Meet the Artist Saturday June 4th

3-5pm

268 King Street

Charleston, SC 29407

 

 

CABANA DRESS 

 

CABANA SHIRT

 

CABANA SHIRT II 

 

WANDERING LINES DRESS 

 

WANDERING LINES TANK 

 

WANDERING LINES GOWN 

 

GINGHAM SHIRT 

 

GINGHAM TANK 

 

OVERSHOT SHIRT 

 

OVERSHOT TANK 

May 30, 2016 by NINA GARNER

m.a+

m.a+ launched in 2006 by Italian designer Maurizio Amadei.  This innovative line is know for it's minimalist aesthetic by utilizing unique, expert techniques with the finest materials.  Each design is often made with the minimum appliance of seams with a single piece of cloth.  This collection features beautiful leathers, sterling silver, Maurizio's unique folding technique and simple, elegant designs.  

 

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SHELL BAG | BLACK LEATHER | STERLING SILVER

 

SHELL NECKLACE | BLACK LEATHER | STERLING SILVER

 

SILVER RIM LATCH BAG | S | BLACK LEATHER | LINED IN LINEN

 

SILVER RIM LATCH BAG | XS | BROWN LEATHER | LINED IN LINEN

 

BELT | WHITE LEATHER | STERLING SILVER

 

 BELT | BLACK LEATHER | STERLING SILVER

 

SKINNY BELT | BLACK LEATHER | STERLING SILVER

SKINNY BELT | DARK BROWN LEATHER | STERLING SILVER

 

May 25, 2016 by NINA GARNER

Around the Shop

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 05, 2016 by NINA GARNER

NEW WEBSITE

We are very excited to launch our new website - designed by Charleston Artist and long time Worthwhile staff member Nina Garner and lovingly produced by Thomas McCutchen of e4Consults.  Their hard work and dedication to this project has been inspiring to watch.  Our aim was to give you a better feel for our aesthetic, our collections and the integrity of the designers we represent.

 

We open with some of our Spring/Summer 2016 collections and a selection of our home goods - highlights include the ruffled organza dresses from Gray Graham, the amazing color palate and textiles from Uma Wang, the meticulously crafted jewelry from Jean Francois Mimilla, vintage linen postal bags from the Italian brothers at Delle Cose and the magic of Guidi leather boots. We have lots more coming over the next few weeks- (including collections from Lost & Found, MA+ and Elena Dawson) so please check back often!

Welcome.

Robben Richards (owner)

 

top photo by Thomas McCutchen

April 14, 2016 by WORTHWHILE STAFF