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    Can Elastane be eco friendly?

    At Wabi Sabi we pride ourselves in creating high quality garment with a special attention to excellent fit. We pay special attention to pattern making and we use only the finest 100% certified organic fabrics. This allows our customers to look amazing in our dresses, whatever their size and body shape may be, and also to feel comfortable in the garments as well as enjoy the soft,luxurious feel of our fabrics on their skin. 

    We use mostly fabrics that contain Organic Cotton and Tencel as well as a little bit of Elastane. Why elastane? That little bit of elastane is essential for confort in movement and for the adaptablility of the fabric. When you bend you arms the fabric must bend along with you. When you sit down, the fabric must adapt to the sitting position and not stretch out so that it bulges when you stand back up. These are important details that are essential to creating a quality product, but how eco friendly is elastane really?

    Eco friendly elastane by Hyosung

    Hyosung is a South Korea based company renowned as the largest spandex producer in the world. The company produces Creora, an eco-friendly elastane especially designed to reduce water usage.

    Recognizing that more and more consumers look for products that do not have a negative impact on the environment, they are dedicated to finding new ways to meet the needs of their customers. We are so happy to see the textile industry pick up on this and create more and more options for eco fashion brands to offer high quality, functional and sustainable products to our customers. Yeah!

    Behind The Scenes @ Wabi Sabi Eco Fashion Concept: Who makes our clothes?

    Eventhough Fashion Revolution Day has passed transparency in manufacturing is as important today as it was back on April 24th. At Wabi Sabi we are proud to produce our eco friendly women´s contemporary dress collection in a local atelier. This allows us not only to have strict controls and a hands on approach to manufacturing, but also to gives us the pleasure to develop a wonderful relationship with the women who make our clothes.

    This is Isabel. Isabel is an excellent seamstresses as well as a mom, grandmom, wife, sister, and friend to many. When not working she loves to travel. She has an incredible work ethic and great attention to detail. Isabel is one of the women that we are proud to have creating garments for Wabi Sabi Eco Fashion Concept.

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    Eco Friendly Fitness Fashion

    At Wabi Sabi we talk about the relationship between wellness and fashion. Exercising, eating organic food and finding the right balance between work and personal life are some of the things we believe are key to living a healthy and fulfilling life.

    We merge the concepts of wellness, fashion and functionality to bring you our line of office appropriate, versatile day to evening dresses made with 100% organic fabrics.

    We´ve got you covered for work, but what should you wear when you are out of the office?

     Cozy Orange

    Whether it be running, yoga, weight training or a wide variety of other physical exercise, we found this great post by one of our favorite wellness blogs well+good that give us some choices of stylish eco-friendly fashion that, as they say "you can sweat in". 

    Want to know more? Check out the post:

    5 cool, eco-fashion brands you can actually sweat in

    Pharrell Williams: Eco Fashion Brand Ambassador ...and music icon

    Rap and Hip Hop star Pharrell Williams is an eco-fashion kind of guy

    Bionic Yarn owned by Pharrell Williams colaborated with G-Star brand

    Pharrell Williams is known for his music, Hip Hop and Rap.  He was also a judge on seventh season of the hit American reality talent show The Voice.  While the list of music an media accomplishments goes on and on, Pharrell is hitting the news for another reason. No, it not a juicy scandal (although I might just not be informed of that). Sorry to disappoint, hahaha. 

    Pharrell is a spokesman for the eco fashion movement.  Slow fashion, sustainable fashion, eco-friendly recycled plastic, and ocean conservation are among the list of things that he happily (sorry, I had to do it)  talks about. 

    Pharrell Williams is the creative director of,  Bionic Yarn , a company that recycles  ocean trash into denim and makes fabric from recycled plastic bottles. Bionic Yarn, can be woven into a tough, water-repellant material that looks like traditional cotton canvas but dries quicker and is twice as abrasion-resistant. It is a highly durable fiber composed of organic cotton wrapped around a core of recycled PET, a plastic commonly used for the production of soda bottles. So your might wear a bottle of coca-cola or mineral water you drank 5 years ago.  Both cool and at the same time a little weird, G-Star, Moncler, Burton and Timberland have all created products from this potent  material:

     

    Pharrell´s  partnership with G-Star:

    A line of denim called “RAW for the Oceans,” was designed featuring jeans made from recycled plastic that is reclaimed from the ocean. The collection was scheduled to hit G-Star stores August 2014.

    Check out the video presentation of this project:

     

    His commitment to eco fashion goes to back to 2010, when Pharrell teamed up with Franco-Italian activewear label Moncler to launch a special-edition collection of men’s jackets made entirely from Bionic Yarn fabric.

    He teamed with Timberland to create the company´s  Bionic Canvas collection.

    Wabi Sabi at the 2015 ‪#‎SOURCEBrandPreview‬ in London

    We took part in the 2015 ‪#‎SOURCEBrandPreview‬ by Ethical Fashion Forum in London. Wabi Sabi participated in the Directional section of this online trade fair with some other amazing brands, all offering their unique take on Stylish, chic, forward-thinking yet timeless womenswear.
    Some of our favorites: Animaná Patagonia, TengriYakwear, Antithesis, https://instagram.com/behno_official/, Reformation and Terials