The Ilmatar culottes in lilac are a part of the Fall 2019 Seventh wave – collection, which is inspired by the Archipelago Sea. The shapes of the waves and islands, the shades of the sea. The feel of the rock and sand beneath the toes, the sound of the storm wind. The scent of salt in the air.
The Archipelago Sea – pattern is a free-form interpretation of the Archipelago Sea map. The shapes of the islands are inspired by the data of the National Land Survey of Finland Terrain Database 8/2018.
When choosing the right fabric for the Ilmatar culottes in lilac, we thought about the type of material that best suits the purpose of the garment in question. After that, we buy a small batch for prototype work, from which we sew a sample piece. We will take the sample and study how the fabric can withstand washing and use. Everyday wear should be machine-washable.
This lovely fabric is 100% Tencel Refibra. 30% of fibers raw material content is recycled, pre-consumer cotton scraps from garment production, and 70% is virgin wood pulp. Tencel, also called lyocell, is cellulosic fiber of botanic origin. The production process happens in a closed-loop system where all the chemicals are recycled 99,5% and reused. The manufacturing process also consumes less water and energy than the production of other synthetic fibers. Lyocell is therefore the first synthetic fiber that has the EU Ecolabel. Tencel has good breathability, silky smoothness and strength. It doesn’t become electrified or feel sweaty. Fabric is manufactured in Austria.
For sustainable fashion, dyeing is an environmentally harmful process that should be considered. However, the use of colors is so important to the appearance of the garment that we did not want to give it up. The Vuurran patterns are digitally printed. Digital inkjet printing consumes less water, energy, chemicals and dyes than other types of printing.
To find the rest of the Vuurran collection, click here.