Up to You Simple Dress
The story behind. From seed to garment.
Raw Material & Fiber Origin
Tencel is produced from a wood pulp. The wood used for the production comes from a FSC certified & sustainable managed forests.
Wood Origin: Austria & Czech Republic (Paskov)
Fiber Origin: Lenzing, Austria
The textile is produced in a unique closed loop process. This solvent-spinning process recycles water and reuses the solvent at a recovery rate of more than 99% - minimising the environmental impact of the textile manufacturing process.
The textile is made in Portugal in mills own by RDD Textile company.
Fabric Origin & Our Supplier
The final fabric is compostable and biodegradable, so it can fully revert back to nature. Furthermore, RDD Textile is a GOTS certified company and their mills run on 25% renewable energy.
We order this Tencel Jersey from our supplier in Germany.
Each of the ADVA pieces is designed in our London studio. The entire process, first thoughts, mood boards and samples, take place in there.
Our studio runs on renewable energy, to minimise the environamental impact.
Our garments are ethically made in the UK and the Czech Republic. We personally know each of our seamstresses and we visit them regularly.
To see where exactly and who made your dress, have a look at your garment card that came with your dress.
This is where our story pauses and your begins. You are now part of your dress's story.
Create it & share it with us. Tagged us on IG @advastudios or use #wearingADVA.
End of Life
Here is where the story ends. Please donate the dress, share it, swap it with your friends. When the condition do not allow it, recycle it.
Not sure how? See our recycling scheme.
How to Dispose of the dress
The dress can be composted or recycled. We source from nature and our garments go back to nature.
It you'd like to recycle it, contact us and we'll take it back and do it for you.
Otherwise, cut the dress into strips and bring it to your local center to be commercially composted.
What's in the dress and how to take care of it
100% TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers
100% GOTS certified threads
Wash in cold water using environamentally friendly detergant. (Do not overwash, wash with love).
Always air dry. Do not use drying machines.
Iron on medium temperatures. Or steam it.
TIP: use steam that comes from taking a shower. Believe us it does the job (and you'll save energy).
Do not bleach. In any case.