“No matter how a piece of clothing looks, it cannot be considered beautiful if, in producing it, the environment is destroyed or people are exploited. When deciding on what to wear, we all have an obligation to consider how it’s made and the impact that process has on the planet and its people.”
The rayon (eco dry cleaning recommended) we used is rescued deadstock fabric that was left over from a larger fashion house. By using deadstock fabric we save hundreds of thousands of gallons of water annually and keep the planet clean.
“I was born with a sewing machine in my hands!”
Poly was working the button machine for some Piper dresses when I interviewed him; it was so fascinating how quickly he works, cutting each new button hole with just a few intricate movements of his fingers. He enjoys doing a variety of jobs, so he likes that he gets to move around to different machines, and isn’t stuck on any one thing for his entire shift.