*Dara Hemp Dress, Pin Dot – Braintree*
This easy going dress is just perfect for the Spring months. The lovely spot print gives this dress that certain something. The shape of this dress falls from a flowing waist seam with pleats that gently let the fabric drop to the knee. The coolness of this style is given by the modern zipper design detail at the center front. In this dress you will feel just wonderful on any spring walk.
* relaxed fit
* color: Pin Dot
* this style sits slightly oversized on the body
* deco zipper at center front
* 3 / 4 sleeves
* models height: 1,76 m
* material: 55 % hemp 45 % cotton woven (from certified organic cotton)
* see product pictures
Braintree is creating thoughtful clothing in each step of their production circle. Starting with the design going on with the production up until the deliveries.
They aim to minimize their environmental footprint in anything they do.
Furthermore every piece in the Braintree collection is made to last.
Their mantra ist „Wear Me, Love Me, Mend Me, Pass Me On“
They aim to develop and support ‘slow’ fashion rather than ‘fast’ fashion that is only fashionable for one season.
*Organic Cotton: no synthetic fertilizers or harmful pesticides are used to grow Braintree´s organic cotton. Furthermore Braintree’s organic cotton is GOTS certified.
The dyes are Azo-free and also the finishes that are used are as gentle on the environment as possible. Certified with Oeko Tex.
*Hemp: there are many good reasons why hemp is the perfect raw material for making sustainable fabrics. Hemp is super-strong, yet soft on your skin. It becomes softer and softer over time.
On the contrary to what most people thing about hemp clothing hemp can be beautifully soft and does´t have to be a loosely woven scratchy material.
Here are 10 facts that you might not have known about hemp
*It’s better for the environment than cotton. Since hemp is grown without a any pesticides.
*The plant thrives with minimal water. After drought, hemp will flourish in only 4 months!
*As fabric, it’s stronger than cotton.Christopher Columbus used hemp for the ropes and sails back then. Even after many washes, it keeps its strength yet softens wash, after wash.
*It’s been used in textiles for two centuries.Hemp was widely used for textiles as far back as the 1820s. In fact, it counted for 80% of all textiles including fabric, clothes, linen, curtains, sheets and even shoes!
*It’s hypoallergenic. Thanks to hemp’s natural protein structure and an integral ability to fend of nasty bacteria, it’s comfortable for even the most sensitive of skins.
*It’s UV resistant. Hemp can filter the suns harmful rays up to SPF 15, but it can be manipulated during manufacture to screen up to SPF 50.
*And it’s thermo regulating too. Hemp clothing, like bamboo clothing, has this really smart ability to know when you’re a bit cold or a little too warm. It’ll respond and react to what your body needs most.
*It helps renrich farmer’ soil. Many farmers rotate their crops so to get the best out of their fields. Hemp is excellent for this as it improves soil quality, loosening it and helping rid grounds of weeds.
*Oil is a healthy, natural by product. Hemp plant seeds can be pressed to make two kinds of oil. The first is an edible, nutty in flavour oil and the second is primarily used in richly moisturising body care products.
*Hemp is compost heap friendly. So when you something’s beyond repair you can quite literally throw it to your compost heap. It’ll naturally break down.
Of course all workers in the production locations are entitled to fair wages, decent working conditions and the fundamental standards set out by the International Labour Organisation.
*hours of work are not excessive
*working conditions are decent
*the employment relationship is established
*the codes are communicated to the employees, so that they are aware of their rights and obligations
*workplaces are inspected regularly
Care & washing:
* wash at 30 degrees with environmentally friendly detergent.
* wash in a laundry bag
* wash inside out
* reduce washing by hanging the garment outside
* warm iron on reverse
* do not bleach
* do not tumble dry
* do not dry clean
* cherish forever