PRINTS THAT MATTER
We are on a mission to restore the beauty of textiles that already exist and therefore all of our garments are made out of up-cycled fabric. These magical prints were previously were worn as traditional saris by women in Eastern Asia and they do all come with their special story to tell – just like you.
Saris are mostly worn by women in Asia and every region offer a different style of sari fabric crafted and designed using ancient techniques perfected over many years by the rural artisans. Some describe saris as an unstitched rectangle piece of sheer elegance and we do agree it is a piece of art. In the past, most saris were made of natural fibers such as silk and cotton, but synthetic materials such as polyester are also common these days. Saris are suitable from weddings to formal functions and official meetings to social get-togethers and girls typically start wearing a sari when they are at least 16 years old or older. Moreover, we think it looks gorgeous on women of all ages and builds.
By wearing these prints you are not only reconnected to Mama Earth, but also her people. Our vision is for you to feel that you make history together with your global sister by interlacing your stories. We would love for you to look at your garment as a canvas where the first chapter is written by your global sister where her memories and experiences lay within these threads. To us, it is a great honor to pay forward these spiritual messages embedded in each print and we hope you feel her magical vibration in every step of the way. Let your garment be a reminder that what we share is more powerful than what divides us.
WHO MADE MY CLOTHES?
Knowing where your clothes are made and under what conditions shouldn’t be a secret. We believe transparency is the first step to transform the fashion industry into a force of good. Cornelia Sun Collective is designed by two sisters in Sweden and proudly produced by small family-run businesses in Kathmandu, Nepal. Our team has visited our factories personally to make sure that our co-workers operate under both good economic and environmental conditions that correspond to our code of conduct. Meet the makers and learn more here.
We have also a partner in Nepal who travel around the country to collect vintage saris. These sacred fabrics are sold by women in Nepal and India and the reason why these women give there saris up is mostly because they feel ready to pay them forward. In some instances, your global sister´s story may leave small tracks such as tiny loose threads or tiny stains on the print. This is a part of the design and in our eyes it also adds beauty to the garment. We love the history behind the garment as much as the flaws and we do hope you feel the same way. Learn more about our sustainable way of up-cycling these sacred textiles here.
ZERO WASTE – TONS OF LOVE
According to our philosophy, waste isn't waste until you waste it. We are dedicated to find beauty in ordinary things and reuse what has already been given to us. Kimonos and kaftans are our statement design and these pieces are often recognized as colorful with a bohemian flair and with touches of both elegance and playfulness. The loose fit does not only make it more comfy to wear, but is also good for Mother Earth since you do not need to wash that often.
To make sure that as less textile as possible goes to waste in our production we always strive to extract as much as we can from each design. From the left-over material we create fashionable men accessories, children wear and dog leashes. We made all our designs in a beautiful timeless look because we want you to be able to wear your garment all year round and to as many occasions as possible. Once you decided to get yourself a piece of art from our collective – treat it with lots of love and love only. To make sure a life long adventure with your new wardrobe bestie we recommend that you follow this tips and tricks >>
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