By DONNA VISSMAN

Who says that Nashville is missing a fashion element?

With the creation of the Nashville Fashion Alliance, it is now easier to bring to market a new clothing line and to launch it right here in Nashville.

Kate Brown, former model and hair stylist, has created a line of children’s clothing that is simple, void of bows or fussiness but more of a couture line for children. The clothing is made completely in Nashville by  Omega Apparel, which started in Smithville, Tennessee as a military uniform maker. Now they create clothing for large design houses as well as small companies like Morton & Mabel.

Morton & Mabel was named with Kate Brown’s mother’s maiden name and her daughter’s middle name.

It leans toward a more timeless look with rich colored fabrics.

On the Morton & Mabel website Kate Brown talk about her goal of the line.

“So my aim is to give you timeless clothing that can be passed on — whether that means sharing pieces with a sibling, saving them for future generations, or passing them along to others in need. What’s more, this intention falls right in line with the #mmgetgive program. If you’re like me, you’ve adopted the mindset for your closet :+add a piece, -subtract a piece. Our program not only allows us to put the idea into motion, but it gives us the opportunity to model it with our kids.”

Kids grow fast and often only wear their clothing for what seems like a minute. Morton & Mabel is also providing a way for their customers to pass along clothing that your child can no longer wear by partnering with Soles4Soles.

With each Morton & Mabel purchase, customers are encouraged to donate new or gently-used items from their children’s closet. Morton & Mabel will  collect and organize these pieces, pass them along to Clothes4Souls, and they’ll make sure your donation reaches kids in need around the world.
In addition, Morton & Mabel will be implementing sustainable practices whenever possible — sourcing fabrics, partnering with reputable merchants, and teaming up with local artists to create clothing your children can feel good in, and you can feel good about.

Take a look at the video for a sneak peek at the line.  Currently, you can order it online on the Morton & Mabel children’s line from ages 2 – 10 on their website.