Two Shops to Check Out in Pasadena This Weekend

Prints Charming

Originally founded by sister-duo Hopie and Lily Stockman in 2013 with just a small collection of scarves, Block Shop Textiles has since expanded into apparel and home items, all reflecting the brand’s signature playful, geometric patterns and bright, bold colorways.

For those with DIY in their DNA, the Atwater Village–based studio recently launched its first small-batch upholstery fabric collection, which features 10 art deco–inspired designs meticulously block printed by hand in Jaipur, India, on heavyweight linen and cotton using AZO-free, nontoxic pigments. From $240 for 2 yards;

Not Just Another Dress

If there was ever an excuse to shop for a cause, this is the one. Nonprofit social innovation project Ni En More (Not One More) merges political activism, fashion, and art to create change for women living in vulnerable conditions in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. While Ni En More is much more than a fashion brand, the organization’s core sewing project plays a significant role in creating jobs, helping to create confidence and skills that contribute to long-term financial independence for at-risk women.

The nonprofit promotes a safe work environment, fair wages, education, and job training through sustainable production of one-of-a-kind, handmade garments, individually colored with botanical dyes to create wearable pieces of art with watercolor-inspired prints. Its dreamy silk robes ($420), bohemian dresses ($300), and chic cotton tees ($80) are the staples you’ll live in season to season.

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