Our process begins with contemporary design at an affordable price. All of our garments are designed in house by our owner and designer, Alnea Farahbella. Alnea has over 10 years of design experience, spending time traveling and teaching in both Asia and the United States. Her approach to design is rooted in the belief that every woman is bold, dynamic, powerful, and intelligent. Her goal is to create powerful clothing that is built to last, crafted with quality and sustainability in mind.
Our commitment to sustainability starts by using fabrics made in the U.S. Prioritizing domestically produced fabrics reduces our carbon footprint while supporting the financial viability of our local communities.
The majority of our SS22 collection has been crafted with 100% cotton fabrics as we are consistently looking to increase our usage of natural and organic fibers. At times, the use of synthetic fabrics is unavoidable due to the demands of a particular garment’s construction, when this occurs, we commit to using recycled fabrics to offset the waste created by synthetics.
With our SS22 collection, we committed to using natural fabrics. The collection is nearly 100% natural, featuring beautiful silks, linens, and 100% organic OEKO-TEX® certified cotton.
DYING/ DYE HOUSE
Typically, the dying process can be the most harmful step of garment production. We strive to limit the harm of garment dying by prioritizing eco-friendly processes. Our local dying partners follow strict CA dye regulations to reduce the harm created by the chemical process.
All of our garments are produced at our factory, NANA ATELIER, in Los Angeles. We believe in ethical manufacturing and the notion of Made in LA. All of our highly skilled machinists and technicians are paid fair wages and work in a safe and spacious working environment. By owning our own factory, we are able to control our production to ensure our standards of quality and sustainability are being met.
We work within the current limitations of garment manufacturing, while taking every necessary step to limit our waste and carbon footprint. We do not claim to be 100% sustainable, however, we are constantly looking for and implementing new ways to refine and improve our process.
The final step of our process is quality control. Our team examines every garment to ensure the highest level of quality, in order to prolong the life of a garment. Fast fashion does not prioritize longevity, leading to more pollution and waste as the consumer cycles through low quality garments. We aim to make high quality crafted clothing at an affordable price, built to last in an effort to offset unnecessary waste.
We take every step to limit the use of virgin plastics in our facility. We reuse recycled poly bags in house to limit the amount of plastics going back out into the world, as well as employing the use of 100% recycled poly mailers to ship to our customers. It is difficult to outright avoid plastics in packaging in order to properly protect garments when in storage and transportation, however, we take every step to ensure we are reducing harm with our use of plastics.