The fabric for the Forest Whispers culottes is handmade from GOTS certified yarn by an artisan family in Kerala, India. The yarns are dyed by hand and the weaving is done by hand on small powerlooms. The fabric is made in small batches so it is tricky to get the GOTS certification and it would require them working on a larger scale to get the end product GOTS certified. As a natural and handmade material there is a type of roughness to the fabric. There are small irregularities and it wrinkles gracefully, which is a part of the spirit and the look of the fabric.
All of our clothing is made to order, so that there is no deadstock left. We don’t want to produce more things to the world that there is no use for. Our production happens in-house. That means less transportation, no back and forth with a factory. Everything from the patterns to the sewing is done under one roof.
To minimize fabric waste the scraps left over from cutting are repurposed for hair scrunchies. The very smallest bits we gather up and donate to be repurposed too so no fabric ends up on landfills. We make sure to minimize waste in all the materials we use in the studio. We recycle all the paper, cardboard and occasional unavoidable plastic. A lot of the studio equipment we have is bought second hand, like the machines and furniture. We send the items in plastic-free packaging. Our packing materials are recycled and/or recyclable. We encourage the customer to then recycle the packing materials too.
5% of each purchase goes to help animal sanctuaries. We have personally visited these places and witnessed the amazing work they do to help animals in need. Find out more HERE.
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