The “Thorns” ELSA is responsibly made from organic cotton sateen fabric and produced individually in New York City’s Garment District. The limited edition dress is available now, order by November 7th to get it in time for holiday parties!
“Each day, one factory may generate as much as 4,500 pounds of excess scrap leather.” That’s according to Scott Hamlin, co-founder of a Portland, Oregon-based company called LOOPTWORKS.
Ridiculous amounts of waste, as we know, are not unique to the leather industry. Apparel in general is incredibly wasteful. Tons of material ends up on factory floors every day and goes straight to landfills.
So, in 2009, Scott and Gary decided to do something about it. They founded LOOPTWORKS, a company entirely dedicated to upcycling discarded materials. Each line is a limited edition run of products made from a specific material that needed a new life.
Just in time for NYFW, ELSA AND ME has debuted a new collection: the Elsa Jacket + Skirt! (pictured on Founder Maja Svensson, on the right below)
I first met Maja over a year ago when she had just quit her job to make ELSA happen. Since then she’s given us new colors, the sleeveless ELSA dress, and now these two, equally classy pieces. For more on Maja’s ELSA AND ME journey, check out my very first profile and recent update on Eco Fashion World.
I was incredibly excited to see my dear friends Nur-E Rahman of Knotty Gal and Silvia Scandar of Vividly at Maja’s event as well, and had the pleasure of meeting NYC-based jewelry designer Natalie Frigo. It’s so inspiring to see such creative business women joining forces to create a more beautiful and sustainable world.