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s.t.e.f. is a sustainable women’s clothing line that is designed and handmade in Austin, Texas.

This local line features handmade garments with timeless designs that eco-fashion lovers can cherish for years to come.

Craftsmanship and honesty are constant themes throughout every season. From the ready-to-wear knit tops and dresses to the haute couture collection, the line consists of organic cotton and hemp fabrics as well as reclaimed textiles and materials that would otherwise be disposed of.

The founder/designer, Stephanie Montes, believes in the concept of “slow-fashion”.

“The fast fashion industry is fueled by the demand for cheap clothing and has a devastating impact on the world from child labor and sweatshops to pollution and global warming. Although this concept may stand in direct contrast to what most believe drives profitability, we chose to design classic pieces that are meant to withstand the test of time. This is a clothing line with a conscience, one that strives to make women look and feel beautiful, while promoting sustainable and ethical fashion.” –Stephanie

s.t.e.f. premiered their first collection at Austin Fashion Week runway shows on May 1st, 2014, the line was well received by Austin’s fashion elite and can now be found at Blue Lux boutique.

Anyone interested in custom designs can book an appointment for an individual consultation at s.t.e.f. studio located on East 6th St. online at