At the heart of John Patrick's brand is a desire
to produce truly sustainable fashion garments. Despite having no formal design
training Patrick has worked in fashion since the late 1970s, first as a
millinery designer and then as the owner of a vintage store. Organic by John
Patrick came later, and operates using a completely eco-conscious philosophy.
Patrick sources all material himself, collaborates with a team of artisans to
create each garment and works out of a studio in upstate New York's Hudson
Valley, renowned for its workshops and warehouses catering organic produce and
ecologically-sound products. The aesthetic is similarly natural. Classic shapes
in classic fabrics - linen, canvas, hemp and wool are favourites - define the
range, which was launched in 2007 and received a CFDA nomination in 2009.