Savannah Morrow The Label works with wild organic cotton that is grown without GMOS, fertilizers, pesticides or insecticides. Our new signature organic cotton launching SS20, designed by Savannah, is specially hand woven using no electricity (reducing our carbon footprint) into our custom fabric, with sample after sample being made this fabric took over 2 years to perfect, read more about our signature cotton and how it is created here. You will notice little brown specks in our natural colored garments, it's these raw and natural imperfections that will remind you that Mother Earth grew that garment. The texture, it’s soft, organic, flowing, resistant and has the perfect wrinkle to create a fuller look with less - which means no sheer. We chose to work with handloom not only because it is so beautiful, natural, raw and sustainable, but it’s our own unique signature cotton and you’ll never find another brand using the same. The other reason to why we are proud to work with handloom is because the fashion industry is a fast paced, mass producing, over consuming industry which is leaving a negative impact on our environment.
For our SS20 Ahimsa collection we have started to experiment with Ahimsa silk, our Orla block print is 50% Ahimsa. We are excited to continue to use and experiment with Ahimsa silk for our future collections, aiming for 100% Ahimsa silk products. The process of standard silk production is known as sericulture. Standard silk is made by mass cultivation of silkworms which are eventually then boiled and killed alive. Silkworms are of a caterpillars type and while constructing their cocoon, the silkworm will twist in a figure-8 motion about 300,000 times and produce around 1 kilometer of fibre. Since the hatching from the cocoon destroys the thread, to harvest the silk, the cocoon with the caterpillar inside waiting to turn into a silk moth is placed in boiling water. So the thread can come out in one continuous loop. Meaning the little worm never got to use his wings as a silk moth and was boiled alive. It takes 1700 to 2000 cocoons to make 1 silk dress.
So what exactly is block printing and why is it so special? We have broken down the step-by-step process so you know why our block printed garments are the most unique.
Cupro is made from the silky fibers that stick to cotton seeds that would normally be thrown away as waste but some genius discovered a way to turn it into fabric. We love reducing waste and turning anything we can into something beautiful. Cupro is 100% biodegradable, breathes like cotton, feels and looks like silk and works beautifully with our line.
Natural & Chemical Dyeing
We have not given up on natural dye and we continue to experiment with other cultures and their way of naturally dyeing so we can incorporate this into our production. For our upcoming SS20 collection our sarongs will be naturally dyed. We love utilizing what nature has to offer us, so we are determined to continue working towards natural dye throughout our future collections. Stay tuned.