All of our fabrics are carefully chosen to have minimal impact on our planet as well as be the best choice for quality and wearability for you. Natural fabrics feel soft to the touch and are a great choice for many purposes.
Our fabrics come from the earth, which means they also embody the properties of organic matter - they change over time and with use, often becoming softer and 'lived in'. As they are delicate and often hand printed or dyed, please take extra care of these pieces by carefully reading the care instructions on the label.
Silk is a thin, but strong fibre that silkworms produce when they are making their cocoons. It can be woven into a very soft and smooth fabric. Silk regulates body temperature, and preserves your body heat in the cold. Silk has impressive moisture wicking properties, keeping you dry and comfortable in any climate, year-round. This previous fabric naturally repels mould & mildew, it is hypoallergenic, and won’t irritate sensitive skin. We use delicate silk chiffon for many of our statement gowns and dresses, it is super lightweight and delicate but will have a long life if it is properly stored and cared for.
Rayon / Viscose is one of the oldest manmade non-synthetic fibres, originally devised as an alternative to silk. Rayon has come a long way since its creation, being a versatile and breathable fabric, which is made from natural plant substances such as bamboo, wood pulp and cellulose. We find Rayon to be a pretty clever fabric which has many of the same characteristics as natural fibres such as silk, wool, cotton and linen. Rayon can stretch, shrink or bleed if machine washed so only cold hand wash your Rayon pieces or have them professionally dry cleaned. Viscose is a type of Rayon.
Cupro is made from the leftovers of cotton, we not only love the drape of Cupro but the quality of the fabric. To make this fibre, a ‘closed loop’ process is used which means the chemicals can be extracted after creation and the water recycled. This process has a lower environmental impact and is the best choice in our book. Pretty cool right?!
Cotton is a soft, fluffy staple fiber that grows in a boll, or protective case, around the seeds of the cotton plants. The fiber is almost pure cellulose. Once spun into a yarn it creates a soft breathable textile, it is also long lasting and easy to care for. Cotton is the most widely used natural fiber cloth in clothing today.
Linen, known as ‘the most useful fabric’ The best thing about linen is its made from the flax plant. All its parts can be used for something – so no part of it is wasted. For quality linen fabric only best stems are used, but the left over parts – like linseeds, oil, straw, lower-quality stems – are turned into many products: lino, soap, healthy nutritious oil, paper, even cattle feed and more. Although linen is laborious to make.. (a reason you pay more for this) it’s extremely versatile, strong and keeps you warm in winter cool in summer.