Sourcery Label Launches Sustainable, Machine-Washable Silk Collection
An Innovative Alternative to Polyester and Other Synthetic Fabrics That Rely on Fossil Fuels
"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/
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/
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