We Are A Conscious Clothing Collective.
We believe in living a slow paced and ethical life where we buy less and value that which we own. What we spend money on speaks loudly about the kind of world we want to live in. Respecting and honouring nature through consuming less, we are able to preserve life.
Every product we create has a prayer woven into the threads. In ancient spiritual cultures prayers are also referred to as seeds. When a seed is planted and given proper nourishment and care, it can grow over time to become a wonderful thriving plant and provide nutrition for other life. We weave seeds into our clothes for the regeneration of the whole, for us all to reconnect with the natural flow of life on Earth.
AN ETHICAL APPROACH TOWARDS FASHION. NO FACTORIES. KIND TO MOTHER EARTH.
Our approach to sustainable fashion is to work with artisans who create textiles traditionally, mostly in remote areas that have difficultly getting their products to market. This enables an income for small communities whilst simultaneously keeping their traditions alive.
These ancient methods are mostly created with natural fibres, plant dyes and local materials, therefore do not harm the Earth as chemical dyed and artificial fabrics do.
Our Devi Collection has been created in the small Himalayan village Kasar Devi. The fabric used for this collection has gone through a traditional process using plants for dying, and hand printed from wooden blocks.
In ancient tribal cultures, clothing was created to carry stories and messages. Women sang prayers as the clothes were stitched to pass on these prayers. Everything we create is woven with the seeds of reverence for these traditional textile arts. Part of our mission is to revive these sacred art forms of textiles. Through our Devi Collection we work with artisans that continue to use traditional methods, keeping these sacred forms of textiles alive.
SLOW FASHION. DESIGNS THAT SUSTAIN YOUR WARDROBE AND THIS PLANET.
"Fast fashion" is a term used to describe a highly profitable business model where high street retailers mass-produce inexpensive clothing at a rapid pace, with an average of 52 seasons per year. Retailers who follow this model are guilty of climate change pollution, the second largest polluter of clean water globally after agriculture, underpaid workers with poor working conditions and gender inequality, modern slavery and human trafficking.
We are a slow fashion company, meaning we produce small scale and we place quality over quantity. We don't use factories or make anything on a large scale. We personally know who makes our clothes, and each item is carefully handmade with love right from the fabric dye and printing to the cutting and sewing.
We produce our garments one unit at a time. In the fast fashion industry clothing is produced very quickly using batch processing, resulting in workers earning less than a liveable salary and employers able to sell garments for very low costs. We believe in a transparent, fair and equal fashion industry that honours the artisans who make the clothes. We are humans who adore the work they do, and are able to live from their work in freedom and in peace.
We aim to make each piece an item that can be adored and worn over and over again. That is why we use the highest quality fabric, making sure that your clothing is a sustainable addition to your wardrobe.
Woven Seeds xox