Sustainability & green vibes
In 2021 I've committed to sustainability above all - from packaging to fabrics and studio practices.
I thought long and hard about what is the future of textiles and fashion... and decided I need a change!
Please read below what makes Rose Corps so green.
Made to be recycled
I completely upgraded RC packaging - now the gorgeous box and its components are paper (even the sellotape)! So you can just place it in your recycling bin. It also features ribbon made 100% out of recycled plastic waste! Yup, plastic bottles never looked so pretty.
Fabrics of the future
RC fabrics are now entirely sustainable - bought from fair trade suppliers, organic, recycled, anti-bacterial, biodegradable, or even energy-reducing! Read about each exciting fabric in the tab on each product. Good textiles that the planet loves!
One man's trash...
I worked tirelessly to change the practices in the studio. From famous re-used junk mail & packing paper ironed and patched up into pattern paper, all the way to re-purposed broken jewelry beads and appliques from vintage shops... Even models wear used shoes. Upcycled is the new cool.
I'm still creating everything by hand in my studio in the UK. Everything is handmade in the smallest quantities in inclusive, loose fits to compliment every body. Each piece is dyed and printed by me using only eco-focused products.
Smart design + high quality = long-lasting design to stay with you for years!
First comes the design - I always design clothes that are comfortable and fit the biggest variety of sizes. That way you can actually enjoy your piece for a longer time.
I create a sample to show you my design, however, I don't produce more until I get orders for specific sizes. That way there aren't any unwanted garments going to a landfill.
Then I order the fabrics - I work with a certified small supplier, specializing in organic, fair trade, raw fabrics. Most of my pieces come from them! I constantly search for new sources of fabrics but never go with shops with questionable ethical standards or the ones that cannot prove their eco-standards.
Fabrics are then dyed by me in my home, I use low-impact dyes on all natural fibers, which means it's safe and free of harmful chemicals and the dyebath water is safe for the sewers and all little creatures that live in them.
When the fabric is colored, I then print my designs. I create my own screens and re-use them each time to avoid wastage. I use eco-friendly inks, certified by OEKO-TEX and GOTS. Colours are re-used and re-mixed for the collection so nothing goes to waste.
Then the pieces are sewn in my studio by me! I work with strong threads and high quality accessories to give the clothes a long life. Each piece is made fully by hand, so no two are the same. My studio is small but filled with great love for what I do.
I know it's hard to trust things you read online, that's why you can find videosof the garments I recorded, so you can see how your clothes are made. Plus I'm happy to provide datasheets for my supplies, so you know they are green :)
But that's not all - here are few more things I cooked up:
∙ Fabric scraps are turned into scrunchies you can buy! Means zero waste going to landfill!
∙ I extended the size range to include plus-size, to promote more body diversity in fashion.
∙ All clothes are made in non-seasonal minicollections that don't follow fast trends or occasions, they are for you to enjoy
∙ New jewelry is made to order, so nothing is ever made in excess
∙ I shoot with models of all sizes, races, and cultures... and NEVER digitally alter their bodies!
I'm still learning every day how can we improve... Watch this space to see our green journey & send me your ideas how can I be even greener!