Our pieces are designed in Los Angeles and ethically made in Chicago by women who work in fair conditions and earn a living wage. We proudly source and use the highest quality sustainable fabrics — organic cotton, TENCEL™ Lyocell, Modal and Merino wool. As a fashion forward and environmentally conscious brand, we only produce our collections in small batches and ensure each dress passes through multiple rounds of quality checks. Women who choose to support our small business can feel good about doing so day in and out.
TENCEL™ Lyocell is a type of rayon cellulose fiber derived from sustainable wood sources that are harvested and certified according to Lenzing's strict guidelines. Low toxicity solvents are used (and recycled to be used again) to convert wood pulp into fiber. TENCEL™ Lyocell is the only fully closed loop cellulose fiber on the market. Features include good yarn tenacity and a smooth hand, TENCEL™ Lyocell is very gentle on the skin. It is also thermal regulating, naturally resistant to bacteria and biodegradable.
Modal & TENCEL™ Modal
Also a cellulose fiber, Modal & TENCEL™ Modal are mainly derived from renewable Beechwood Trees sourced from sustainable forests.
Developed as a second generation variation of rayon, Modal & TENCEL™ Modal have a very high wet strength and are extra soft touch making it ideal for garments coming directly in contact with the skin.
Modal & TENCEL™ Modal can be machine washed and tumbled dry because the fibers are dimensionally stable. We recommend that garments made from KenDor Modal &TENCEL™ Modal qualities are hung to dry both because of the other yarns included in our blends (cotton, spandex, etc) as well as to preserve garments for as long as possible.
From farm to fabric, Merino wool is a biodegradable, natural and renewable fiber. Ethically produced from non-mulesed Australian Merino sheep, Merino wool is is made from exceptionally fine fibers that biodegrade over time. Soft, comfortable, moisture wicking, odor resistant, temperature regulating and natural UV protection that helps to prevent sun damage are all benefits of Merino premium offering.
Organic cotton is grown using methods and materials that have a low impact on the environment. Organic production systems replenish and maintain soil fertility, reduce the use of toxic and persistent pesticides and fertilizers, and build biologically diverse agriculture. Third-party certification organizations verify that organic producers use only methods and materials allowed in organic production. Organic cotton is grown without the use of toxic and persistent pesticides and synthetic fertilizers. In addition, federal regulations prohibit the use of genetically engineered seed for organic farming.
Source: Organic Trade Association
The STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® is a worldwide consistent, independent testing and certification system that tests for harmful substances used during all stages of production (raw materials, intermediate, and end product).
This includes testing for illegal substances, legally regulated substances, known harmful (but not legally regulated) chemicals, and other parameters for health care. It provides manufacturers with a uniform benchmark when evaluating harmful substances potentially used in the production process.
Extensive product checks and regular company audits also ensure that the industry has a globally sustainable awareness of the responsible use of chemicals.