The little things we do everyday can make a huge impact on the planet. Here are just some of the things we do at Rose's Wardrobe to be as planet friendly as possible.
PRODUCING TIMELESS CLOTHES WHICH ARE MADE TO LAST
One of the biggest issues with fast fashion is the ever-changing style which forces consumers to update their wardrobes constantly in order to keep up. We take our inspiration from vintage fashion and clothing which is meaningful to us and will never go out of style!
MAKING TO ORDER IN-HOUSE
Rose's Wardrobe's mission is to keep production in-house and to only make what is needed. Once you order a garment from us, we cut, sew and finish it ourselves in our studio, eliminating wasted stock and wasted time. This also makes it easy for us to tailor clothing to your size and customise fabrics and details. If you would like a custom order, just fill in our bespoke order form!
HOLDING WORKSHOPS TO EDUCATE OUR COMMUNITY ABOUT SUSTAINABILITY AND MANUFACTURE
We are committed to sharing our knowledge with as many people as possible, and we do this by teaching various workshops in our community as part of Textiles Eskdale. We have taught adult sewing classes, youth sustainability and customisation workshops and have more to come in the new year. It has been especially rewarding to see our participants gain confidence and solidify their love of crafts.
CHOOSING FIBRES AND FABRICS CAREFULLY
A large proportion of the fabrics we use in our collections are vintage deadstock from the mills which once dominated Langholm. These are beautiful, high quality fabrics which would otherwise go to waste as their small quantities make them unsuitable for mass manufactured garments. Some of the pieces are only large enough for one or two garments, making them even more special. Any fabrics which we need to buy new are composed of low-impact natural fibres, and dyed using waste-reducing methods.
REPURPOSING ALL OF OUR FABRIC SCRAPS AND USED NEEDLES
Any scraps left over in the making of our clothes are kept in a big box in our studio, which is sorted by size and fabric type. Any larger pieces are used for accessories, while small scraps are repurposed as stuffing for Christmas decorations or donated to our local craft group. Our broken and blunt needles are collected and given to a jeweller who uses them for soldering fine pieces. It's great to be able to find creative ways to give new life to our waste.
USING VINTAGE BUTTONS AND HABERDASHERY
Emma's collection of vintage sewing supplies comes in very handy when we're looking for low-impact components for our garments. Through hand-me-downs and donations from local people, we have managed to source nearly everything we need. We love the unique quality of vintage haberdashery, as well as the environmental benefits, so it's win-win!