Saywood Studio is a contemporary slow fashion brand, offering colourful, wearable everyday essentials. Made in small volumes from responsibly sourced materials, each piece is elevated with beautiful attention to detail, designed to be worn and re-worn. When making garments, occasionally they have some left over cloth. Whilst they aim to order only what they need, sometimes they end up with a little bit extra that they didn’t plan for. Following their ethos of using every last bit of the material, they decided to reuse the leftover fabric from the fashion collections and launch their first zero waste homeware accessories.
Featuring fun-loving pieces, which are made to order, the homeware accessories include three cushions – while the two Ruffle Edge cushions are made from deadstock cotton and feature a pale blue or lilac trim, the Patchwork Harlequin cushion is cut from leftover cotton in lilac and pink.
As the founder of Saywood, Harriet Saywood-Bellisario, says, “Made in small batches, our emphasis is on quality designs that last, but leave as little mark as possible on our planet through all stages of their lifecycle, in every way. Our journey towards this sustainable vision involves making more responsible choices, from the fabrics we use, to the people we collaborate with.
Our deadstock cotton comes from Riopele. Based in Portugal, the mill has an eco-friendly production ethos, including water and waste recycling. Parts of its processes are also powered using solar energy. In recognition of its efforts towards sustainable production, it is certified STeP by OEKO-TEX® Level 3 – the highest level.
Our recycled cotton yarns are from Canclini in Italy, who works exclusively with Supima cotton in particular. Supima is a branded cotton with extra-long staple fibres, which are extremely durable, soft and retain colour. The Supima cotton is grown in the US, by a small collective of 500 family run farms, who have high ethical and safety standards. The cotton Canclini uses is grown in the California state. The Supima farmers use satellite technology to monitor and promote soil health, keeping water usage low, and promote biodiversity and fostering wildlife through their farming techniques.
Whether it is fabric offcuts or larger lengths, we make sure to repurpose everything we can. Each homeware piece is proudly made to order in the Saywood studio.”
For more information about the cushions and to view their collections please visit Saywood Studio website.
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