Production / Sustainability
We believe in the slow fashion movement therefore we value quality over quantity. Creating our collections using primarily dead-stock fabrics which are left over from larger company productions, as well as new materials made from organic / sustainable fibers like organic cotton, linen and recycled fibers. We also take into deep consideration each materials production, dying, and transportation process before selecting it for our collection.
Aniela Parys started her career as an apparel designer in Portland, Oregon and relocated to Barcelona, Spain in 2015. Aniela Parys products are handmade in our studio in Barcelona. In the event that we hire production, we work exclusively with local family owned factories. As a result, we are able to be closely involved in each step of the production process.
For the majority of our collections we use deadstcok fabrics sourced in Barcelona, Spain. We rescue deadstock fabrics a from storage warehouses and factories, these fabrics have almost always been leftover probably from larger productions.
To produce our new swimwear we used ECONYL®, a 100% regenerated nylon fiber made from pre and post-consumer waste, like fishing nets, industrial plastic waste and fabric scraps. Using ECONYL® instead of sourcing new nylon allows us to recycle waste materials and consequently give them a new life.
Considered to be one of the most environmentally friendly fabrics, hemp is naturally resistant to pests, requires relatively little water, and also grows quickly. Hemp is a “sister plant,” meaning it replenishes the soil for the crops around it so is ideal for crop rotation. Hemp similarly feels like a new linen, softening with each wash and wear.
We choose to use certified organic cotton fabric, which grows without the use of pesticides or synthetic fertilizers and requires less irrigation as it relies mainly on rainwater. So we source only Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certified organic cotton fabric, widely recognized as the gold standard of sustainable processing for clothing and textiles.
Often found throughout our Ready to Wear collections, linen is another sustainable fiber made from the flax plant. A gentle crop that helps deter weeds from the plants around it, flax typically grows without the use of herbicides or pesticides, and compared to cotton or polyester, requires less water and energy to produce. Also linen transitions easily from season to season, keeps the body cool and gets softer with each wash and wear.
Tencel and Lyocell
Lyocell and Tencel have a similar process to rayon fiber, also created by converting dissolved wood pulp into versatile fiber by using a low-toxicity solvent. During this process, 99.5% of chemicals are reused which consequently makes it a more sustainable option. Lyocell is durable without feeling heavy – it has a gentle feel similar to silk, that moves well with the body.