The Laila Dress in Lavender is made of 100% linen.
Linen production is almost zero waste, as flax roots are so long that almost 100% are utilised and leftovers like flax dust can be used for wall insulations. The seeds provide oil for dyes, paint, cosmetics and floor coverings. The by-products of linen production are processed into a pulp used for banknotes or fiberboard. Flax does not require irrigation during growth and needs little or no chemical treatment. Linen fabric is 100% biodegradable and recyclable. The environmental impact of spinning and weaving flax is virtually zero. The extraction of flax fibers is mechanical, so no chemicals are needed in the process. As linen garments are said to get better and softer with age and each wash, having and cherishing a linen garment for a long time is desirable.
The dress is wrapped on by pulling one lace through the hole of the opposite side seam, from inside the dress to the outside. Then you wrap both laces behind your back and tie them at front. There are holes in both side seams, so you can choose which side of the front you wear on top.
FECC is a small Helsinki based clothing brand. Every piece is hand made by the designer Essi Lohko from carefully selected sustainable materials. The aim of the brand is to create favorite clothes that are timeless, easy to wear and suitable for different occasions.
The Laila Dress in Lavender also comes in a black version, which you can find here.