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A Reflection On The Art Of Sustainable Clothing Making

It was inherent from the start, that PIXIE would be a sustainable fashion brand and nothing less.

PIXIE is sculpted in the image of the modern woman, and if this modern woman is not aware of herself and the world, she simply is not.

Women who wear PIXIE are aware that nature is the closest thing to magic and so stand in guard. Sustainability for us comes then first and foremost through a philosophy of deep appreciation and respect for the Earth. We try our best to translate this philosophy within our brands ethics through many aspects I will mention in this article.

Women who wear PIXIE are aware that nature is the closest thing to magic and so stand in guard.

Darta & Ingrida; Co-founders of PIXIE

Working with this philosophy means firstly in more practical terms, having the least impact possible on the planet with the creation of our garments. That is why recycled materials, eco-friendly dye and sticking to dead stock is of fundamental importance at PIXIE. If we do not work with recycled fabrics or deadstock, then it will be organic or natural fabrics and threads.

The art of sustainable clothing does not only stop at what we use to create our garments, but is also about how clothes are created and most importantly 

WHO is making them.

All of our manufacturing work takes place in our home country Latvia, as we believe in the importance of supporting local artisans, and stand against third-country workforce exploitation.

Not shipping clothes from the other side of the world is a stance against worker exploitation, but also against harmful environmental practices, because it means we don’t ship our clothes from the other side of the world.

We do not only keep our business in Latvia because of ethical reasons but also because we truly believe keeping all our supply chain close to us makes for the best results. PIXIE is a back and forth of ideas, creativity and skills between our seamstresses and us.

Each piece of clothing is a result of the work of our small team in Riga. A small team gives us the ability to build relationship so important for a good work atmosphere and to work closely together.

We are a women run company, we like to go with the flow and be guided by love. We let life be the most important thing and business be a wonderful byproduct, so we do things in a very feminine way and focus on spontaneity.  An environment of care and community is our secret recipe for creating clothes with a lot of love and harmony.

Finding the perfect match was very important for the perfect flow of work.

Ingrida; CEO of PIXIE

Darta; Creative Director of PIXIE

Ingrida; CEO of PIXIE

            Darta; Creative Director of PIXIE

We are really proud of our small talented team in charge of the manufacture, made of Ilona, Lena and Nadja.

Ilona is the mastermind behind our impeccable quality. She will adjust waistlines when needed and reconstruct patterns. She sews very thoughtfully and does everything with incredible love and calmness.

Lena is very experienced and can take upon the hardest fabrics to sew.

Nadja is the women behind all the sewing of our complicated designs, her hands are so light and pristine that anything she does has a magnificent feeling to it.

This good dynamic in the team is especially important for our business model.

A big aspect of sustainability in fashion for us comes in tailoring clothes to unique measurements and desires of our customers. All models that (in our opinion) can suit any body size, we can make up to 5XL.

Inclusivity is very important to us, so despite the high costs for a small business to take part in such practices, we still make it a priority.

This brings us to our final topic, which is the art of making clothes only on demand.

We focus more and more on creating clothes only on demands and not creating big stocks.

This vision allows us to come in close communication with each customer, and adjust any piece so that it fits perfectly on the said customer.

At PIXIE we believe that the future of fashion will rediscover tailoring and working with alongside clients in order to create the perfect garment.

A garment of quality, made to the customer’s exact desires and measurements. We thrive to create statement pieces that will last them a life time, and hopefully encourage the creation of capsule wardrobes that defeat the test of time and ever changing style.

This new approach of fashion is our art of sustainable fashion.

A good way to summarize our approach to sustainability is thriving for proximity. Proximity with our partners, customers and the Earth.

With love, 

Darta

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