Flattering silhouettes, confident colors, and eye-catching details. Our dresses are in the making but we’re borrowing a little more time to make sure they’re perfect.
We focus on materials with longevity and low environmental impact, sourcing natural, upcycled or organic fibers that are biodegradable wherever possible.
MATERIALS WE USE
• Linen – We love the endless upsides of linen. It’s natural, strong, moisture-wicking, breathable and biodegradable. Woven from the flax plant, this sustainable textile requires 60% less water than conventional cotton crops, and requires no harmful chemicals, pesticides or fertilizers to grow.
• Organic Cotton – Our cotton is certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) to meet strict requirements at every stage, from growing to harvesting to garment-making. Our crops are part of a well-balanced ecosystem. Regular crop rotation and composting strengthen the soil, producing healthier plants and attracting fewer pests. Because of this, we can raise crops without toxic pesticides or fertilizers and rely on rainwater rather than wasteful irrigation.
EMBELLISHMENTS WE LOVE
• Upcycled Embellishments – Some plastics deserve a second chance. We partner with vintage shops to purchase old or damaged gowns that would otherwise end up in landfill, remove and clean the sequins and beading and breathe new life into these embellishments by using them in our garments. We are currently in the process of finding partners to help us employ women in need for this work.
• Glass – Saulė garment embellishments may also incorporate glass beading, never plastic, to ensure biodegradability.
Standards we value
• GOTS-certified cotton • OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 label • FSC-certified wood • European Flax®
• Responsible Jewelry Council Certification • Piñatex® • Eco Packaging Alliance
Materials we never use
Synthetic textiles are often made using nonrenewable fossil fuels and plastics, which shed plastic fibers and pollutants into our waterways. Because we believe in guilt-free fashion, we proudly offer a collection free of animal and earthly harm. Just as important as the list of materials we use, is the list of materials we don’t:
- Virgin plastic
We do our best to make only what we can sell, so you receive the highest quality product at the fairest price. Limited quantities allow us to meet high production standards and eliminate excess waste. And our Zero Waste Initiative takes care of what little waste we do make, by creating accessories bags from our fabric scraps.
Our supply chain is strategically mapped to minimize our carbon footprint, support local economies and offer every employee fair working conditions and a livable wage. Though we have a global team, we manufacture collections in close proximity to our material sources and artisan groups wherever possible. While our accessories are made in Detroit, where domestic manufacturing can benefit the local economy, our clothing is made in Poland, where our linen is grown and where the art of traditional embroidery thrives.