One hectare of mulberry trees yields around 11.25 tons of leaves, which produces around 200 kg of cocoons, equating to about 40 kg of raw silk yarns. To weave this raw material into silk velvet, a machine uses about 1000 kilowatts from start to finish. Additionally, 200 tons of water are used to produce one ton of dyed fabric.
Our black velvet silk is a fabric that was produced by a larger design house. The full quantity was not used by them and would have ended up in a landfill. So, we saved it and chose to give this deadstock fabric a second life, as our beautiful Laurel Dress.
Our brand believes in saving our plant and minimizing our waste, water and energy footprint wherever we can. We strive to be a part of the emergent movement towards sustainable fashion.