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A lightweight casual loose cut dress, perfect for everyday wear.
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Care: 30° mild machine wash, do not bleach, do not tumble dry, iron at low temperature, do not dry clean
67% Lyocell by TENCEL™, 33% Organic Cotton
The Brand Story
Founded in 2007 in Cologne, ARMEDANGELS are pioneers in the ethical and sustainable fashion industry. Their team visits workers throughout their supply chain from cotton farmers through to cut and sew factories. They use a variety of more sustainable materials including, organic cotton, recycled polyester and Tencel®. ARMEDANGELS are constantly working to transform the fashion industry - and to show they are not just talk they work with a number of independent certifications: Global Organic Textile Standard, Fair Wear Foundation and Fairtrade.They have been very transparent with us about where they are performing well and where they can improve. They are true pioneers both environmentally and socially within the fashion industry focussing on modern, contemporary collections instead of changing trends. Fair Fashion instead of Fast Fashion.
Lyocell by TENCEL™️
This garment is made from Lyocell by TENCEL™ a more sustainable fabric made from wood pulp. The Lyocell fibres are produced from natural forests and sustainably managed plantations. It is made using a closed loop production process, meaning that water is recycled and solvent reused to have minimal environmental impact.
Organic cotton is better for the soil, the farmers and their families due to the damage that can be caused by chemicals used in conventional cotton production. The organic cotton used for this garment is certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard.
This garment was made in Portugal. The factory employees 107 people and provides free annual medical check for workers. It is certified by Global Organic Textile Standard and Fairtrade. ARMEDANGELS have been working with Etfor Empresa Textil Lda since 2013 and visit their factories a minimum of two times a year. These certifications along with ARMEDANGELS personal visits, help to ensure good environmental practices and social standards.
Where ARMEDANGELS can improve?
ARMEDANGELS are implementing a pioneering open costing method with their factories to increase worker wages. Paying living wages - a wage high enough to cover a families basic needs, which is often higher than a countries minimum wage - is one of the areas that the vast majority of brands in the fashion industry are falling behind in. We’re pleased to see that this is on ARMEDANGELS agenda and they are making steps towards it.