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. We produce handmade products 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 deadstock fabrics sourced in Barcelona, Spain. We rescue deadstock fabrics a from storage warehouses and factories, these fabrics are leftover from productions of fast fashion companies and been left as waste. While using deadstock fabrics in our collections it seems like we are able to give them new life.
To produce our new swimwear we use ECONYL®, a 100% regenerated nylon fiber made from pre and post-consumer waste, like fishing nets, industrial plastic waste and also fabric scraps. Using ECONYL® instead of sourcing new nylon allows us to recycle waste materials and also prevent them from going to the landfill.
We use certified organic cotton fabric, which grows without the use of pesticides or synthetic fertilizers. Organic cotton requires less chemical irrigation and it relies mainly on rainwater. Therefore, we source only Global Organic Textile Standard certified organic cotton fabric. These textiles are recognized as the gold standard of sustainable processing for clothing and textiles. Using organic cotton is above all a better and consequently a more sustainable alternative to mainstream cotton.
Linen is another sustainable fiber made from the flax plant which is grown worldwide. Flax typically grows without the use of herbicides or pesticides, and compared to cotton or polyester, requires less water and energy to produce. We also love the way it feels and keeps the body cool while wearing it, which is why we normally use it for our summer collections.
Tencel and Lyocell
Lyocell and Tencel are one of our most sustainable fabrics. First of all, they have a similar process to rayon fiber which is also created by converting dissolved wood pulp into fiber by using a low-toxicity solvent. During the production process of Tencel and Lyocell, 99.5% of chemicals are reused from cotton production. This reduces the chemical waste and consequently makes it a more sustainable option. Tencel and Lyocell are strong without feeling heavy and it has a gentle feel similar to silk.