Farm-To-Closet: Season Two
WeAre THE CHANGE
Welcome to the Regenerative Evolution
Wearing Farm-to-Closet is an invitation to wear your values. Each purchase helps replenish even more soil and sequester even more carbon. It’s not a donation, it’s an opportunity to participate in a solution — one where you look good and feel good at the same time.
Christy Dawn x Mother Earth
We Didn’t Just Buy Cotton...
Over The Past Few Years,
The Christy Dawn × Oshadi Farm Has:
Nourished 219 acres of land where our cotton is farmed, ginned, woven, vegetable-dyed, and block-printed using centuries-old methods in harmony with Nature.
Increased biodiversity in the soil, meaning organisms, insects and animals have returned to what was once chemically-treated, barren land.
Implemented indigenous practices of regenerative agriculture and traditional artistry.
Yielded beautiful, healthy, regenerative cotton for Christy Dawn’s Farm-to-Closet Collection.
Frequently Asked Questions
Your questions answered:
How does regenerative farming heal Mother Earth?Nature is self-healing — regenerative farming fosters the plants and soil’s innate ability to build the health and resilience of their ecosystem. By using native seeds and holistic, indigenous farming practices, farmers can revitalize soil and draw down carbon. Regenerative farming not only heals the land’s immediate ecosystem but helps heal Mother Earth from climate change.
Why India?We chose to work with India as much as India chose to work with us. Two years ago, we started our journey towards growing regenerative cotton and immediately connected with the community at Oshadi Collective in Southern India. The synchronicity of Oshadi Collective’s expertise in light-weight cotton, natural dyes, and block prints combined with our love of flowing, effortless dresses has evolved into a beautiful collaboration.
How did Farm-to-Closet foster mutually beneficial relationships?As we’ve grown, we’ve come to realize that relationships are at the core of everything we do — relationships to people, to Mother Earth, and to ourselves. Our farm with Oshadi Collective in India, the cotton plants aren't burned and depleted, but grown in a way that nourishes the soil for future plants and provides farmers, spinners, weavers and dyers with a living wage, access to healthcare, opportunities for growth and education, and a method for preserving ancient practices and traditions. This in turn gave us healthy, regenerative cotton for this collection. What’s good for Mother Earth is good for us, too.
What is Oshadi Collective and how did Christy Dawn and Oshadi Collective collaborate on Farm-to-Closet?The farm is a collaboration between Christy Dawn and Oshadi Collective. Christy Dawn pays all farm costs — from the lease and farmers’ wages to the neem oil used as a pest repellent. Oshadi Collective has managed the farm and made sure our joint vision for a regenerative ecosystem comes to fruition. After farming, the artisans at Oshadi Collective weave, dye, and print the farm cotton, transforming it into beautiful fabric.
Are there going to be more Farm-to-Closet collections?Of course! Our vision is to grow Farm-to-Closet over the next few years so that all our cotton comes from regenerative farms and all of our dresses are created from direct relationships with farmers and soil. We will achieve this by investing a part of the profit from every Christy Dawn dress back into the soil with the awareness that regeneration is a continuous practice. We are excited to improve and foster even more healing in the future!