This new development in silk is as sustainably sourced as it is beautiful.
According to Fashionista, “direct-to-consumer basics brand” Everlane has just reinvented their line of silk with “clean silk,” making silk products that are environmentally friendly and sustainably sound.
The overhaul, says Fashionista, takes place in three parts: the first involves “using a factory that is LEED certified (meaning it’s more energy-efficient) and a dyehouse that is Bluesign-certified (meaning it’s proven to be free of a range of harmful substances).”
The second, which is set to take effect in 2020, reports Fashionista, will involve “working entirely with regenerative, organically farmed silk.” And by 2022, Fashionista says the company wants to have their silk “dyed and washed with 100 percent recycled water and renewable energy.”
Helping to make these changes possible is a collaboration with Nanchong Fashion Foundation Manufacturing Ltd. in China, says Fashionista, which constructed a new energy-efficient manufacturing, all while trying to develop an organic silk farm.
With these eco-friendly options on the horizon, Fashionista says that Everlane customers can expect greater transparency and more sustainably-sourced options in the near future, because, as Everlane head of product Kim Smith says, it is “top-of-mind now in everything we do.”