Raw Silk & Reclaimed Lace; Organic Cotton Lining
‘Persephone’ is sustainably-made from reclaimed silks and designed to upcycle unwanted weddings dresses bound for the landfill. She was first created for public outreach at the American Textile History Museum to demonstrate sustainable design.
- Empire-waist & trumpet silhouette
- Sweetheart neckline & bodice overlay
- Train length adjusted to suit
- Ruching is all-figure friendly
Our Ethical Pledge
The silk we use in our designs is either new hempsilk or reclaimed silk fabrics, repurposed from unwanted dresses which would have eventually ended up in a landfill. We believe that by giving pre-loved dresses a new life and extending their usefulness, we not only honor the initial sacrifice of the silkworms but we honor the laborers who wove the original fabric. We do this by reclaiming and re-using a resource that would otherwise be wasted.