A NOTE FROM OUR FOUNDERS
It all began back in our living room in our home town in the northern part of Sweden. Two sisters, with one vision. We were using our mum´s old scarves, patterns from vintage skirts and second hand clothes that needed a make over. Non of us had any educational skills when it came to designing clothes, but somehow that did not stop us from trying. We did not wanted to dive into the world of fashion because we were all about the latest trends or interested in styling. We just wanted to create a platform where our creativity could be channelized into something that could lead to social change. All we ever wanted was to find a colorful way to raise awareness about sustainability and global consideration. Today, we’re proud that all elements of our collective are still a reflection of the values we hold. Come join us on our journey towards a more sustainable, fair and equal future. It´s time to walk our talk – and change the world with style.
xx Lisa & Julia, sisters and co-founders
UP-CYCLED TEXTILES FOR THE WIN
Cornelia Sun is for everyone who want to become a changemaker through their wardrobe. We are a collective 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. We have partner in Nepal who travel around the country to collect saris in accordance to our request. These sacred fabrics are sold by women in Nepal and India 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.
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. Seasonal collections are not for us and we do not fall for trends – according to us – kindness is always in season. We made 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. Our designs are also made to be worn as unisex garments and we´re happy to know that people from all over the globe are representing our collective. The reason why we decided to made onesize instead of traditional sizes is because we want everyone to be able to go for the one special garment that calls their name. The structure of the sari is traditionally also a “one-size-fits-all” garment and this is also a reason why we our designs are made oversized. 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. 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 these heartfelt advice >>
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. 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. Suddenly the print will be able to live once more – without bringing any harm to Mama Earth or her people.
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. Find out more about our co-workers and say hello to the true artist behind your clothes >>
HELP US CLOSE THE LOOP
Cornelia Sun Collective is committed to change the world with style and close the loop in fashion once and for all. When you feel like you´ve written the last chapter of your unique garment we´re happy to help you transform the energy of the textile over again.
This is how it works:
1.Treat your Cornelia Sun product with lots of love and wear it till eternity.
2. If, you feel like you´ve come to the last chapter of your story along with your garment, pay it forward by sending it to our recycling centre:C/O CORNELIA SUN
791 46 FALUN
3. When your garment arrives we´ll send you a discount code.
NOTE! Please don´t forget to include your e-mail address.
4. Use your discount in our online shop and find yourself another print to embroider with your story.
5. Energy can never go away, just be transformed. Cornelia Sun Collective reuse the fabric and create new clothing for children, accessories and home decor. Zero waste, tons of love.
WALK YOUR TALK