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Behind the Scenes: Limited Edition Spring Drop

Behind the Scenes: Limited Edition Spring Drop

Inspired by nature, functionality and getting back to basics. Our Limited Edition Spring Drop presents 13 classic wardrobe staples, in airy, refined fabrics. 

Black Linen Mini Dress

We focused on super sustainable recycled yarns and reclaimed linens. For this drop, we hand selected the best reclaimed Irish linens, eucalyptus tencel yarns, and recycled denim for our crochet pieces. 

 

Our Irish linen is a super sustainable heritage fabric. We get ours ‘end-of-roll’, meaning it’s from other designers that have overproduced.

Our Irish linen is a super sustainable heritage fabric. We get ours ‘end-of-roll’, meaning it’s from other designers that have overproduced. Our linen is from family-run Woolcrest Textiles, est. over 30 years ago, and local to us in East London.


Linen itself is already low impact, as it is grown with much less water than cotton. 1 linen garment uses 6.4 litres of water compared to 2,700 litres for a cotton one.⁠ Flax, the plant linen is grown from, is also a great carbon sink. It requires no irrigation or GMO to grow, and no part of the plant is wasted. Linen is also strong and resistant to wear and tear. It’s moth resistant, biodegradable, breathable.⁠ It wears and washes well, making it perfect for a Summer heatwave.

Our linen garments are sewn by expert women that have been trained in their craft for years; by Fatheha, Malika and women supported by Stitches In Time community arts charity. ⁠They work locally in East London, for a fair Living Wage.

Our Tencel® Yarn is made from fibres sustainably harvested from eucalyptus trees, using renewable energy. It’s soft, silky and smooth vegan and uses no nasty chemicals either.

Our Tencel® Yarn is made from fibres sustainably harvested from eucalyptus trees, using renewable energy. It’s soft, silky and smooth; it's also vegan. and uses no nasty chemicals either.

Our Cotton Yarn is made from leftover pre-consumer denim scraps. Offcuts get scooped up and re-spun into yarn, rather than heading to a landfill. XXX saves 20,000 litres of water for every kilogram of upcycled denim, and it doesn’t use any nasty dye fixers or chemicals in this process.

Our Cotton Yarn is made from leftover pre-consumer denim scraps. Offcuts get scooped up and re-spun into yarn, rather than heading to a landfill. It ends up saving 20,000 litres of water for every kilogram of upcycled denim, and it doesn’t use any nasty dye fixers or chemicals in this process.

Our knitwear is hand- knitted by Georgie & Liz in Enfield.

Birdsong Design Board: Limited Edition Spring Drop

 Birdsong Design Board: Inspiration & Mood Board

Birdsong Design Board: Linen Worker Jacket & Linen Collar

Birdsong Design Board: Linen Midi Dress & Maxi Dress

 

Art is a constant source of inspiration for our designs, and this Limited Edition Spring Drop is no different. Here’s a peek into the artist and work that has influenced this collection.

Birdsong Design Board: Georgia O'Keeffe
Georgia O’Keeffe is an enduring inspiration for us. Over lockdown, her depictions of rolling landscapes were dreamy backdrops for us to imagine returning to. As we head back out into the world, it's her striking and iconic personal style that has us inspired to emerge and explore nature again.

As well as being an accomplished painter, she was a gifted seamstress/ tailor, and made many of her own dresses, blouses and jackets. She almost exclusively wore black and white, and she favoured simple, modern silhouettes. Her work required her wardrobe to be functional and hard-wearing; she often made long trips to remote locations, camping out to make field drawings and record the rugged New Mexico landscape first-hand. We were inspired by the wide span of her personal style; work jackets, heavy denim and airy breathable linens in simple but striking silhouettes.

You can shop our Limited Edition Spring Drop here.

 

 

 

 

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