5% of sales online is donated to the organisation Women for Women

Production/Materials

THE MAKING OF CHRISTINA LEONOR

Production is entirely made in Italy in a small factory in the region of Veneto and Christina Leonor makes no compromises when it comes to manufacturing skills and quality and dedication to a fair quality production stands at the lead.

MATERIALS/CERTIFICATIONS

PEACE SILK

The most loving way to wear silk

The silk we use is made in India, (non-violent silk, Aimsha silk) under strict social and economical standards and is predominately certified by THE GLOBAL ORGANIC TEXTILE STANDARD (GOTS)

Peace Silk means non-violent silk breeding and harvesting. It allows the completion of the metamorphosis of the silkworm to the butterfly, so that no animal has to suffer or die for fashion. Peace Silk (Non-Violent Silk, Ahimsa Silk) is manufactured under the most stringent social and environmental standard in India .

The silkworm breeding takes place under natural conditions. The trees where the silkworms grow are not treated with fungicides, insecticides or genetic sprays. To protect the caterpillars and leaves from other insects or birds, the entire tree is covered with a net, similar to a mosquito net.

Once the silkworms have spun the cocoons, they are kept in a sheltered place until the pupae hatches out of the cocoon as a beautiful butterfly. This process can take 2 to 4 weeks. This particular method slows production, but is fundamental to our philosophy of producing silk non-violently. Once the butterflies have left their cocoons, the cocoons are processed without the use of harmful chemicals.

Peace Silk is the alternative for people who care about the lives of animals, for people who appreciate the queen of natural fibers.

LACES

All the laces and lycra used are ethically sourced from Italy certified with OEKO-TEX.

The Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX is a worldwide consistent, independent testing and certification system for raw, semi-finished, and finished textile products at all processing levels, as well as accessory materials used.

 

ECONYL

ECONYL® yarn, a 100% regenerated nylon yarn derived from pre and post industrial waste such as discarded fishing nets, carpet fluff (the top part of Nylon carpets which have got to the end of their useful life), tulle etc. All such materials, once they have reached the end of their useful life, instead of being disposed of in the landfill, are recovered and regenerated by means of a complex chemical-physical process.