Phoebe Dahl’s Faircloth & Supply Arrives at Urban Outfitters

Faircloth & Supply

Faircloth & Supply

Spring has officially sprung. And with Daylight Savings, the warmer temps and bright sunshine — here in L.A., at least — comes the sartorial shift from winter coats, heavy wools and deep, dark colors to a lighter mindset. It’s an opportune time to introduce Faircloth & Supply, a new line of linen-only tops, bottoms and more from designer Phoebe Dahl. You’ll recognize the last name if you’re a fan of children’s literature, because Dahl’s grandfather is Roald Dahl, the author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda and more. The debut collection of Pheobe Dahl’s line, available exclusively at Urban Outfitters, is the perfect refresh for your spring wardrobe.

The 26-year-old designer has been sewing since she was a teenager. And it’s no surprise that growing up in a family of artists and writers (her cousin Sophie Dahl is a British model-turned-writer) that she was encouraged to enter the world of fashion. After stints at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in San Francisco and the London College of Fashion, Dahl set up home base in Los Angeles and established her brand, Faircloth & Supply, in 2013.

Dahl in Nepal

Dahl in Nepal

The line is inspired by a trip Dahl took to Japan, where she noticed the utilitarian linen pieces that were worn in temples, shrines and more. Manufactured completely in Los Angeles, the line launched with an easy and relaxed ethos. The clothes are designed to be oversized, not fitted. Dahl says that comfort plays a major role — these clothes aren’t the polished, prim dresses that Kate Middleton might wear. Instead, they’re probably what the British It-Girls such as Cara Delevingne and Alexa Chung might wear to a music festival or to Portobello Road. A few of the pieces available at Urban Outfitters are re-issues from the Fairclot & Supply’s first collection, though select colors are exclusive to this capsule collection.

It wasn’t enough for Dahl to simply launch a brand. In the same vein as Toms, Warby Parker and other charitable fashion lines, Faircloth & Supply will donate two school uniforms, school supplies and a one-year scholarship to a girl in Nepal for every purchase. Working in partnership with nonprofit General Welfare Pratisthan, F&S is working to end sex trafficking and forced labor. So far, Dahl and her brand have helped over 1,500 girls.

And speaking of Toms, Dahl partnered with the line’s marketplace for an exclusive collection last year. Fans of her designs will be happy to hear that she’s got more in the works for the site — a new batch of easy, breezy linen goods is set to arrive in July.

For more information and to shop the collection, visit

Images courtesy Faircloth & Supply

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Author:Christopher Luu for Fashion Trends Daily

Christopher Luu is a Fashion Trends Daily Senior Writer and Menswear Editor.