Startup fashion house Valani has launched its first collection of biodegradable clothing made from materials like hemp fiber, antibacterial Tencel, and banana silk.
A startup fashion house Valani has launched its first collection of biodegradable clothing (not pictured above) made from materials like hemp fiber, antibacterial Tencel, and banana silk. Inspired by the concept of “light living,” their separates and dresses are claimed to be as comfortable and eco-friendly as they are stylish.
Inhabitat reports that the company founder, Vanni Leung, is inspired by the interconnectedness of the planet, animals, and people, while every piece can be worn throughout the year, regardless of the season, which adds a whole new dimension of sustainability.
“Valani uses hemp, Tencel and banana silk in its designs. Hemp makes for a soft and flowy fabric that is hypoallergenic; it is also a carbon-negative crop, uses less water in production and is naturally resistant to bacteria growth. Tencel is made from sustainably managed eucalyptus trees and produced using a closed loop method that reuses 99% of solvents and water. The banana silk is made from a byproduct of agriculture waste."
Prices for the new Valani collection go between $98 and $398, so every piece you buy will definitely be an investment.
Still, this clothing is built to last, and you’re paying for much more than just the garment. Valani offers free online breathwork sessions to its customers and plants a tree for every customer.
If only other fashion houses with multi-million revenues could follow the suit, we would live on a much greener planet.