Episode 170 | SOURCERY THE LABEL AND SILK YOU CAN MACHINE WASH + DRY
In episode 170, Kestrel welcomes Nicole Rattner, the founder of Sourcery The Label, to the show. A brand focused on cleaning up fashion with beautifully designed, naturally sourced garments, Sourcery is known for their Innovative Machine Washable silk.
“I think it’s important that we start to offer the customer, the consumer, something that works for her too, and invite her into this world of sustainability through better functionality. So, for me, a washable silk kind of did both of those things.”
-Nicole Rattner, Founder of Sourcery The Label
SOURCERY THE LABEL
On this week’s show, Nicole shares more on her past experiences working in design and textile development with larger brands like Victoria’s Secret, Polo Ralph Lauren, Urban Outfitters, Nordstrom and others. Through working on more of a global scale with these bigger brands, Nicole started to realize that, as the designer, she had a larger responsibility to start working to clean up fashion.
The below thoughts, ideas + organizations were brought up in this chat:
“60% of the clothing that hangs on the racks of major retailers is made of polyester, a petroleum-based synthetic fabric.”
“First and foremost, I believe we have to start focusing on natural materials. I really believe the future of fashion is going to be in innovative takes on those natural materials.”
“Silk is such an under-appreciated and underexposed product.”
Vogue article mentioned in the intro — “As Zara Announces Its Latest Sustainability Goals, Three of Its Design Team Weigh In on Going Slower and Creating Responsibly”
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