SUSTAINABLE & CONSCIOUS
Consciousness, not solely as individuals, but as world citizens and actors in a bigger picture, and a desire to contribute to that picture in a positive and substantial way are the pillars of Vieilles Âmes. For us that means opening our eyes to the most pressing issues related to our industry and its effects on the environment and being committed to using best practices all throughout our development, production, packaging and shipping processes.
We work first and foremost with existing deadstock fabrics. We believe that there is enough quality material out in the supply chains, especially forgotten fabric deemed unusable by trend driven fashion houses to create amazing, intemporel designs from and that it would be irresponsible to produce even more.
Depending on the style and availability we opt for natural materials including silk, cotton and viscose, though some of our best pieces have been constructed with polyester - it is not our enemy even when we talk about sustainable fashion. When we design from high quality polyester you can be sure that these pieces will last for decades to come, as most of the quality vintage pieces that hold such a special place in our wardrobes.
We limit our use of leather, produce locally, refuse ex-factory plastic coverings, use recycled hangtags and biodegradable plantable packaging. Equally, our small runs of limited edition items eliminate large quantities of stock and the waste that comes along with it.
100% ETHICALLY MADE IN FRANCE
All of our products are made locally and ethically in a small atelier in Nice, France, by a diverse group of men and women with savoir-faire who take pride in what they do - an attention and care that is transmitted into all of our products. The hands that create the clothes that you eventually wear work in a beautiful, luminous atelier, flooded with natural light, laugh with each other and greet us everyday with big smiles. They work normal hours and are paid correct wages.
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