Materials & Sustainability
Most of my materials are deadstock fabrics and laces: salvaged yardage bought up by middlemen called “jobbers” from larger manufacturers and mills at the end of their production cycle. This is actually a really common way for small brands and independent designers to source materials, because they can’t meet the production minimums of large fabric mills. For me, this means the opportunity to source some of the best laces on the market despite my (teeny-tiny) size, and to make sure that those materials are sewn into something beautiful instead of winding up in a landfill.
I'm also in the process of introducing pieces made with Organic Cotton: grown, milled, knit and dyed with low impact dye in the US. Look for more information on these amazingly traceable pieces soon!
There is, however, no “sustainable” way to produce clothing on the scale that we have been. Above all, VAVA's commitment to sustainability is expressed in a commitment to quality. I aim to make pieces you want to wear everyday, and that are up to the challenge.