1960’s inspired short length, black crinkled velvet dress with exaggerated balloon sleeves. Detailing a deep square neckline, inverted box pleats under the bust, allowing a flowy silhouette and finished with three decorative oval buttons along center front. Paired with black crinkled velvet culottes, full-cut and gathered at upper thigh.
All fabrics used are repurposed deadstock fabrics.
Style ID: 150019-20-01 Sustainably made in Los Angeles
Washing Instructions: dry clean only; green dry cleaning advised
Model Size & Fit: Model is wearing a US size 2 Expecting Mother is wearing a US size 6
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BEHIND THE SEAMS
In order to produce rayon, old growth forests are often destroyed, and farmers are displaced to make way for pulpwood plantations. Wood pulp must be broken down through chemicals such as caustic soda, ammonia, acetone and sulphuric acid, to produce rayon that can survive regular washing and wearing. Nearly 70 million barrels of oil are used every year to produce polyester. The production is a high impact process. Additionally, 200 tons of water are used to produce one ton of dyed fabric.
Our black crinkled velvet rayon polyester 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 the fabric, the abundant resources and energy used to create it, and chose to give this deadstock fabric a second life, as our elegant Sunset Dress.
Choosing deadstock fabric is one important step towards effectively breaking the harmful cycle. Our brand believes in saving our planet and minimizing our waste, water and energy footprint wherever we can. We strive to be a part of the emergent movement towards sustainable fashion.