Eliza Dress Palm TreeLeafy Couture
Hand spun and hand crochet silk dress made by Leafy Couture.
Leafy is dedicated to reduce the environmental impact of its business and promote a more responsible way to experience fashion. They source their primary raw materials from suppliers that meet the highest standards of sustainability, craftsmanship and social responsibility.
For the crochet pieces, they use hand-spun silk yarn, produced in the Brazilian Silk Valley (Maringá, Paraná), and dyed with organic pigments from plants and compost. Families on small rural properties provide most of the silkworm cocoons in this area, improving income and contributing to reducing rural exodus. Each hectare planted with a mulberry tree, whose leaves are the only thing silkworms eat, creates a job. Leafy Couture's crocheters are women living in small fishing villages in Brazil who have learned traditional hand-weaving techniques from the elders in their families. Being able to earn an income working from home has inspired younger women in the communities to start crochet who have been benefiting from our training programs.