The slow fashion movement is gaining some serious cred now. As more and more designers and brands pivot towards different degrees of environmental sustainability, there’s a real palpable sense of fashion growing a conscience and shaping up for the better.
The latest designer to add some sustainability cred to her name is Brandy Dallas, the founder of slow fashion label Sans Faff. The brand has, since its beginnings in 2020, stood for thoughtful and considered clothes made with minimal waste. The majority of its production, for example, is made in Singapore by a family-run business.
Sans Faff has also partnered up with Nu Cycle, a company that audits and offsets the waste created by a brand throughout its supply chain. The equivalent is then removed from other environmentally impacted regions in the world – think ocean plastics being picked up and converted into fuel, for example. The brand has, as of May this year, been certified a waste-neutral fashion brand – the first, according to the brand, in Singapore.
Now, the brand is launching “A New State of Being”, its sophomore collection of elevated loungewear pieces with easy silhouettes. It’s meant as an answer to the question of what we’ll wear post- and, perhaps more pertinently, during a pandemic where the lines between a home and work wardrobe are being blurred.
What’s really cool about this new collection is that the brand is debuting a custom-made stretch bamboo fabric called Enviro Rib. The material, which took nearly a year to develop, is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council for minimal environmental damage, and by Ecocert for being organic.
Of course, responsibility in a fashion brand means looking at the entire chain of production. To that end, Sans Faff claims it is able to trace and verify the conditions under which the bamboo their materials are made of is grown.
What’s particularly great about bamboo fabric, in addition to its eco chops, is that it’s lightweight, feels really soft, holds up well after numerous washes. In the particular case of Sans Faff’s designs, the ribbed material lends well to the curve-skimming silhouettes and ease that’s intended.
If you’re after some easy-wearing pieces, sustainably made in Singapore – here are a few good picks.