About

Introducing

Cartolina
Nantucket

Cartolina (pronounced “kar·to·lì·na”) translates to “postcard” in Italian.

Founded in Nantucket, this brand is inspired by a love for traveling, exploring, and the souvenirs gathered along the way. We have an appreciation for the art of collecting the tangible and intangible, from vintage objects to lifelong memories. Through vintage fabric and faded photographs we find inspiration in the old world. It’s the spirit of nostalgia and quality we aim to revive in our clothing

Our Story

Inspiration

This womenswear brand is inspired by travel, life adventures, and making memories. My mother always taught me how important it is to enjoy a place and be an active participant in creating your life’s collection of memories. Wherever you go, whoever you meet. This, to me, means family, and my mother lives on in these memories, thanks to the beautiful designs of Zoë Rosenberg.

I hope you find a piece or two that makes you feel special. Something to wear on an adventure far away or right nearby. Something you can wear for a dinner with friends you miss or a walk along the beach. Cartolina is Italian for “postcard,” so wherever the clothes take you, I’m wishing you special memories ahead. Create your own postcards in the memory you wear!

xoxo Margaret Anne Nolen - Founder of Cartolina

About the Designer

Zoë Rosenberg is a designer whose previous work includes BCBG, Marchesa, Christian Dior, Theory, Pamella Roland, and Imitation of Christ. Her designs have been featured in Vogue US, Vogue UK, Women’s Wear Daily, and others, and she was featured as one of “Young Designers to Watch” in Philadelphia Magazine in 2013. Her designs have been worn by public figures including Issa Rae, Kate Beckinsale, Kate Mckinnon, Victoria Justice, Marsai Martin, Rosa Crespa, Annette Bening, Alice Glass, and others. Zoë studied art at Parsons Paris and graduated Parsons New York with a degree in Fashion Design.

Commitment

Cartolina Nantucket was created to make all women feel bright and beautiful, from the inside out. Now more than ever, we recognize the importance of investing in today’s women and the next generation. That’s why ten percent of all Cartolina Nantucket proceeds support women’s healthcare and education. Shop with us to give back.

LA Studio

Cartolina Nantucket has its own studio in Los Angeles, where our garments are ethically sewn by hand and produced small batch. We prioritize sourcing within the United States as much as possible, including working with local dye houses in California. Including working with local embroiderers as well as pleating, smocking, and dye houses

Sustainability

We take special precautions to minimize our carbon footprint and implement sustainable production practices. Cartolina Nantucket exclusively works with factories adhering to state laws and sustainability programs such as water recycling, waste management, and employee certification. We are also at work introducing invisible garment bags that dissolve in hot water to reduce waste.

Spring 2022 Collection

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