Sourcery Label Launches Sustainable, Machine-Washable Silk Collection

An Innovative Alternative to Polyester and Other Synthetic Fabrics That Rely on Fossil Fuels
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Sourcery Label Sustainable, Washable-Silk Fashion Collection
Sourcery Label Sustainable, Washable-Silk Fashion Collection
 
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MANHATTAN, N.Y. - March 6, 2019 - PRLog -- 60% of the clothing that hangs on the racks of major retailers is made of polyester, a petroleum-based synthetic fabric. Polyester is riddled with unregulated chemicals, relies on heavy emissions and, unlike natural fibers, it won't decompose for hundreds of years. In fact, micro-plastic particles that shed from polyester clothing are being found in the ocean and digested by marine life.

"I think that the real future of fashion lies in innovative takes on completely natural fabrics. Those that come from the earth and return back into it with minimal impact," says Nicole Rattner, founder of Sourcery Label, a sustainable brand combating toxic synthetics with the launch of a new machine-washable silk collection.

From Fast Fashion Designer To Sustainable Textile Innovator

Once a designer for brands like Victoria's Secret, Polo Ralph Lauren and Banana Republic, Rattner saw the scale of change needed to take place in the global supply chain first-hand through her travels to mills and factories in China, Vietnam, India and Bangladesh.

"I understood I was actually part of the problem", says Rattner who witnessed hazardous conditions amidst the millions of garments being produced and dyed with unregulated chemicals. "So, I decided to use my experience to help change the future of fashion by creating garments that are safer against the skin, and lighter on the environment."

With over a decade in fabric innovation and development, Rattner took it upon herself to create a polyester alternative made from a natural and renewable source: sustainable silk. She spent months with her team developing a 100% silk fabric just as easy to wear and care for as those made from fossil fuels, but with greater longevity, better drape and convenient machine washability.

Low Maintenance, Sustainable Silk -- That You Can Toss in Your Washing Machine

"Silk had always felt a little out of reach to me. I'm spill-prone, ride the subway, and don't have the time or budget for dry cleaning," says Nicole Rattner, "The washable silk we've created is a step in the right direction, because it means we as women don't have to sacrifice our values or quality for convenience."

Using the highest quality silk grown without the use of pesticides or fertilizers, in a region of China that has been producing silk for thousands of years, Rattner's sustainable silk fabric (https://sourcerylabel.com/pages/super-silk) is OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certified. It regulates body temperature, repels dirt, is hypoallergenic and great for sensitive skin because of its long, smooth fibers that give each style a sand-washed finish and velvety luster.  Unlike other silk products, you can simply throw Sourcery Label silk in the wash, and tumble dry, forgoing the cost and carcinogenic properties of dry cleaning.

The prints and colors of the Sourcery Label (http://sourcerylabel.com) debut collection are suitably inspired by natural stones. Sourcery Label's ethically manufactured (https://sourcerylabel.com/pages/supply-chain) styles include elevated essentials such as the Elliot Silk Blouse (https://sourcerylabel.com/products/elliot-silk-blouse), a long sleeve v-neck top with straight hemline and a front slit that's perfect tucked in, out, or half-way; Madison Silk Top (https://sourcerylabel.com/products/madison-silk-top), three-quarter sleeve raglan top with relaxed fit and open neckline; The Byron Shirt (https://sourcerylabel.com/products/the-byron-shirt?variant=12822346530899) collared shirt with open V neckline that has a curved shirttail hem and front slit; and Wide Leg Silk Crop (https://sourcerylabel.com/products/relaxed-crop?variant=21416060256339) flattering cropped wide leg pants with comfortable stretch waistband.

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