Lightweight with an undeniable elegance, silk is an ideal material for summer tops that can be worn to work and through the weekend. Our organic silk comes from India, where it is made without the use of any pesticides or harming the silkworm—unlike conventional silk. It is dyed in a GOTS-certified facility, also in India, and then sewn in New York City’s garment district. The buttons up the back are made in Italy from mother-of-pearl, and give this bright, poppy shirt an airy charm.Discover our process
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- 100% Organic, Cruelty-free Silk
- Mother of Pearls buttons made in Italy
- 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 Zady Organic Silk Shorts.
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 silk is made into this blouse by the expert tailors at C&J Sportswear, located in New York’s famed Garment District.
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