Simple definition: Slow fashion is the counterpart of fast fashion. It incorporates fashion knowledge and perspective, considering the methods and materials needed to produce garments. It promotes investing in higher-quality clothing that will last longer and upholds the value of treating people, animals, and the environment responsibly.
In actuality, there are many parallels between slow fashion and sustainable or ethical fashion. They are related movements that adhere to the same fundamental principles. Slow fashion stands out primarily because it concentrates on lowering consumption and production.
Camas Lilly Company uses two ‘Slow Fashion’ production models.
Ready to Ship
Building out our collection, we have robes and dresses ready to ship in our most popular colors and textures. These are made using limited fabrics.
Made to Order
These robes are Made to Order. Once you submit to the cart, we get to cutting and sewing. Turnaround time averages five weeks (working on lowering that!). This is a great way to go, especially if you’re ordering for an entire bridal party. We can arrange for split payment plans for easy budgeting too. Be sure to inquire about our group discounts too!
Our Zero Waste Efforts.
We are on a mission to leave a small carbon footprint. With the Fashion Industry being a top polluter, we seek to make a difference. One way is by looking at our cutting scraps differently. Typically, once an order is cut, these scraps are thrown away. For us, we see an opportunity to continue the life of our Deadstock fabrics. Our scraps are saved and upcycled into new products such as scrunchies, scarves, headbands, and pet pillows. We’re working on bringing some additional products that you can share with your favorite babes.
What is Deadstock?
Deadstock fabric is pre-existing textiles that would have been discarded from fabric mills or leftover inventory from brands/designers' production.
Here are the top 3 reasons Deadstock textiles exist.
* Overproduction by a fabric mill.
* Fashion houses overestimating their needs.
* Minor damages to the fabric, making the fabric "unusable" for a big fashion house.
The idea behind using deadstock fabric is that by purchasing it and turning it into clothing, it’s being saved from a landfill and turned into something that can be used. YES. It’s more environmentally friendly to reuse existing materials and fabrics instead of ordering new fabric. We’re saving energy, CO2, water, and chemicals by purchasing what has been created and not creating new fabrics from scratch. We’re a small business on a mission to make a significant impact.