Shorts are a summertime staple, and these 100% organic and cruelty-free navy silk shorts from The Zady Collection are of the most versatile variety. Lightweight silk combines with highly detailed, tailored finishing with subtle pleats, perfect pockets, and a mid-rise waist. Styling can take them from day to night, as they pair as perfectly with a linen t-shirt or a cotton button-down as they do with a tank top or our Tropical Wool Blazer.Discover our process
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- 100% Organic, Cruelty-free Silk
- Hook and Bar closure
- Silk raised in Jharkand, India
- Dyed in Delhi, India
- Sewn in New York
- Hand wash cold, dry clean recommended
- Model is 5"11 and is wearing a size small
- Paired here with the Zady Silk Poppy Button Back Shirt.
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Made in the U.S.A.
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Silk is a luxurious fiber that effortlessly elevates garments. This natural material that shimmers because of the prism-like triangular structure of the silk fibers, that then refract light at different angles. It is light, regulating and, surprising, one of the strongest fibers. We sought out a silk producer that chooses not to sacrifice environmental, social or animal welfare to create this beautiful fiber.
Farming, Spinnning and Weaving | Jharkand, India
Silk comes from the cocoons of silk worms, which eat the leaves of mulberry trees. Jharkland, India has been the traditional source of this beautiful, natural material, and is where our silk is from as well. We partnered with Cocccoon, which was founded in 2012 by Chandra Prakash Jha, a fashion designer from the region who wanted to help his community through fairer wages and safer, more sustainable processes. At Cocccoon, instead of using toxic pesticides on the plants that the caterpillars eat, our farmers protect the trees by covering the plants with mosquito nets to protect the leaves from harmful birds and insects.
While traditionally the silk caterpillar is killed in production, Cocccon uses a cruelty free method to obtain the silkworm’s cocoons, by simply waiting for the insect to emerge and fly away. The cocoon contains two key parts, seracin, a resin that our suppliers repurpose as fertilizer, and the silk filaments. These parts are separated or degummed,by immersing the cocoons in water and Indian washing nuts (reetha) rather than harmful bleach or PCP.
The remaining silk filaments are then hand twisted into long, continuous strands and hung to dry before being spun into cones. Our facilities are GOTS-certified, which ensures the highest environmental standards.
Additionally, all of the staff at Cocccoon receive International Labor Organization (ILO)-approved living wages. Globally, 98% of apparel makers receive less than a living wage. Receiving ILO wages is a critical step out of poverty.
Dying | East Delhi, India
Our silk yarn is sent to East Delhi, a center of textile dyeing in India. The facility is GOTS certified, ensuring safe dyes and water treatment.
Buttons | Italy
Our custom buttons are made by Gritti Group in Grassobbio, Italy in a facility that has achieved Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certification.
Sewing | New York, New York
The sewers at C&J Sportwear, located in the heart of New York’s Garment District, use their decades of experiences to take our lush fabric and make these detailed and perfect fitting pieces.