Made in the U.S.A., Inspired by the World.
Ears of Buddha is a clothing company from designer Franny Koelsch. With a background in fashion design and an active presence in the Texas art scene, Franny pulls inspiration from her surroundings and life experiences.
The seventh-generation Houstonian prides herself on manufacturing her Ears of Buddha shirts, embellished with hand-embroidery and other hand-details, in small batches in an atelier in her hometown.
The Ears of Buddha collection is mindfully created from 100% Egyptian Pima cotton or 100% linen. The finely observed, nuanced details within the EoB collection offerings — carried forth in careful tailoring, bearing distinctive style categories inspired by iconic women, often alongside touches of embroidery featuring world symbols — signify that Ears of Buddha are more than mere shirts.
We daresay each Ears of Buddha shirt possesses a certain attitude — an understated confidence informed by beauty and polish, that like its maker, is self-assured and strong, while not forsaking the feminine.
And like its designer’s background — a dance between a fashion career and more than two decades as a gallerist — an Ears of Buddha shirt becomes more than a closet filler. It’s a functional, beautiful, and beloved garment, one that has its roots in the art world.
An Ears of Buddha shirt purchase is more akin to acquiring, than simply buying.
Ears of Buddha in the news
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