Farm-To-Closet: Season Two
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Our Latest Collaboration with Mother Earth
Our second Farm-to-Closet Collection was regeneratively grown on 25 acres of land in Erode, India. Working directly with the farmers and artisans of Oshadi Collective, the once depleted land has been replenished through ancient practices of regeneration to produce a bounty of healthy cotton crops, and 310 tons of excess carbon were sequestered from the atmosphere.
We are able to steward this land because of your support for Christy Dawn. Every time you purchase a piece, you’re supporting reciprocal, intentional relationships with farmers, ginners, spinners, weavers Mother Earth and ourselves. It’s an exchange that benefits all of us.
Thank you for being part of the Regenerative Revolution. Together, we can heal, grow, create and regenerate.
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Welcome to the Regenerative Revolution
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.
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Grow Your Own Dress:
We invite you to share the responsibility and benefit of regeneration from the seed. Your $200 investment in a 3485 sq ft plot of land will cover the costs of everything from the farmers’ salaries to herbal pest repellent and the seeds for pollinator crops. At the end of the season, we’ll buy back the cotton from your yield to create a new capsule of regenerative cotton dresses, and you will receive a store credit to shop the collection that you helped grow.
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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!