DRESS LAYA BEIGE
Soft, elegant and strong. That is the kind of feeling while we look up to the precious Himalaya mountain range. Dress LAYA is a combination of everything: through the long sleeves and body hugging fit, LAYA keeps us warm and cozy on chilly summer evenings and cold winter days. Wear LAYA as a slim fit dress or as a long cardigan over your favorite pair of denim.
LAYA is made of recycled cashmere. The need of cashmere goats is cold wheather and minus degrees. That reminded us on the natural wonder of the Himalaya, which the dress got its name from - LAYA.
LAYA is part of the HANDLE WITH CARE collection in cooperation with rauwm.
75% recycled cashmere / recyceltes Cashmere // 25% merino wool / Merinowolle (RWS certified)
Cashmere is one of the finest and highest quality animal fibers. It originally comes from the cashmere goat (although our cashmere fibers are all recycled, yay!). The quality of the wool depends on the height the goats are living at - the higher the better. Why? Because there is a difference in terms of the structure of the fiber: the higher, the finer and stronger the fiber, the better quality-wise.
Over the past decades, cashmere fibers and items have become more and more popular and are now used in the whole textile industry.
That‘s why the overgrazing and overbreeding of cashmere goats in Mongolia is increasing dramatically.
The result: A negative impact on animals and the environment.
To protect animals and the environment, we only use recycled cashmere fibers. At the same time, we are longing to create a circular economy, reduce waste and extend the life of already produced garments.
The yarn is made in Italy and obtained from post-consumer waste. The pre-owned garments are selected from all over the world and sorted by color and composition. The recycling is based on a mechanical process. The garments are shredded and then spun into a new yarn.
During the recycling process, the fibers are partially damaged and thus lose strength and quality. Clothes made of 100% recycled cashmere are less durable and therefore less sustainable.
To produce high quality garments, „virgin“ fibers are added to the recycled cashmere wool. In this case, the second material is Merino wool, which comes from the merino sheep.
Merino wool has similar properties as cashmere: soft, light and keeping you warm. The used merino wool is RWS (Responsible Wool Standard) certified - which ensures compliance with specific animal welfare criteria. This includes f.e. fair animal hold in barn and enough pasture, no mulesing, strict rules in castration andanesthesia and many more.
LAYA is made of recycled cashmere:
- Please do not wash cashmere that often, cashmere is a high-end fabric and needs to be treated like a queen.
- Pro tipp: after a day of wearing the piece, just hang it outside or over a chair to air out - super easy way to get rid of smells!
- If you do have to wash it: please choose handwash (your machine can manage handwash, too!) with cold water and wool detergent.
- After washing, wring out the rest of water carefully and dry flat - for example on a towel on the floor. Cashmere does not like to hang when it is still wet.
Slim fit. Our model Sofiya (picture 1, 2 & 8) is 1,75 m tall and wears size S. Hannah (picture 2 & 3) is 1,74 m tall and wears size S.
All information given in cm.
|Little reminder: Your size doesn't define you, dear.|
Please note that the measurement refer to the piece itself (unstretched) and are not body measurements.
Wondering how to find the right size? Simply compare the measurements above to a similar piece of clothing you already own - you're welcome.