Producers and consumers of fashion have been taking mindful moves for some time now. With ethical clothing brands multiplying by the minute, slow fashion is no longer just a trend to ride.
From fiber to finish, our garments go through many stages before they reach their final destination: you. But we hope their journey doesn’t stop there.
Sustainable fashion doesn’t have to be perfect; every effort to lower fashion’s environmental impact is beneficial regardless of its size. As a consumer, you can shop consciously and make sure your outfits live a longer life.
Our part as an eco-friendly fashion business is holding ourselves accountable for the waste produced while providing transparency through every process.
Enter the circular model. Instead of extracting natural resources to create products and throwing them away once we’re done, the ethical and sustainable clothing brand approach is in such a way that the cycle carries on. At the end of the day, everything can be reused or reintegrated back into the natural environment.
Today, we dive into our approach to the zero-waste mentality and our contribution to closing the loop in fashion through our best sustainable products of the year, here at RIMMBA.
Pua Silk Pillow Case
Coveted for its gentle touch on the face and hair, silk pillow cases give a new meaning to beauty sleep. Our Pua Silk Pillow Case is made from the highest quality mulberry silk and hand-dyed from plants and minerals, guaranteed to glide over the skin as you enter your slumber.
The colors are achieved from marigold flowers, sourced from the marigold farm just next door to our atelier, and onion-skin leftovers from making pickles at home. This means the extraction of our plant dyes have or have had a variety of other uses within the community.
Opting for naturally-dyed products for your nightly routine has more impact that extends beyond sustainable beauty benefits. Natural dyes are biodegradable, non-toxic and non-allergenic, making them safer for use around humans, as they don't have any carcinogenic components, as well as for the earth.
You’ll less likely wake up with a bedhead or a breakout and it’s gentle on the environment. A total win-win.
Nusa Silk Chiffon Blouse - Indigo TieDye
Our Nusa Silk Chiffon Blouse is made from 100% mulberry silk chiffon by artisans in Tejakula, a coastal village in north Bali. Our designers incorporate elastic bands and strings to construct the pattern of the blouse. They then sew them together to keep the design in shape before creating the full print.
The brilliant-blue hue contrasted by the pastel shade is achieved from the leaves of the true indigo plant, also known as Indigofera Tinctoria. This color is used in many hand-dye and natural-dye techniques as many find the electric hue stunning and it is unlikely to fade, especially when used on ethically-sourced and sustainable fabrics such as our silks.
The indigo plant loves the tropical climate. We are fortunate enough to be in abundance. Other uses of the indigo plant-turned-powder dyes within the community are for cooking and herbal medicine.
Nindy Silk Pants - Champagne
The magical pants that go with everything, our Nindy Silk Pants are cut on the bias, making any woman’s legs look longer and slimmer. With no zipper and only a tiny elastic waistband, they are extremely easy to slip on to complete any summer style.
As a slow fashion brand, we refrain from overproducing. The Nindy Silk Pants can be tailor-made and botanically hand-dyed just for you! Manufacturing will only begin once we receive your order, rather than mass-producing them. This way, we can reduce levels of the surplus stock ending up in landfills.
Zion Cotton Corduroy Overalls - Green Natural Dye
A tried-and-true crowd favorite. The Zion Cotton Corduroy Overalls is hand-dyed in our Canggu atelier using the mango leaf and indigo plant to blend yellow and blue together, creating a gorgeous blue-green tint.
Applying the natural dye technique on cotton corduroy is still quite rare. We wonder why little to no brands have done so, as we find it to be greatly durable. Plus, the color retention is amazing. If more eco-friendly approaches on dyes such as botanical dyes are embraced by a larger part of the industry, we believe fewer companies will be so reliant on toxic synthetically-dyed fabrics.
Zion Silk Overalls
Our corduroy overalls received so much love, we had requests to make them in silk. Our Zion Silk Overalls are a rare find! Although the design requires the most amount of fabric out of our entire collection, each one is carefully crafted to last. It is versatile; sexy yet classy. The design is easy to slip on and off all body sizes but our tailor can adjust it to your wishes. Not one is the same.
Meeko Silk Skirt in Indigo Blue
Our Meeko Silk Skirt was born thanks to a special order hailing from Jakarta. Hand-dyed from the indigo plant, the irresistible blue hue of the Meeko skirt reminds us of the ocean. Its over-the-knee length is classy but not too precious, giving the overall look a modern sensibility.
Another benefit of welcoming slow fashion and sustainable products such as plant-dyed clothing to your wardrobe is that it helps to reduce your carbon footprint. Natural dyes are made from fully renewable materials, in our case, botanicals native to Indonesia.
Lily Dress in Mustard Green
Our most popular design yet. The Lily Dress is an absolute crowd-pleaser. Achieved from mixing the mango leaf and indigo, we injected Mustard Green into the Lily palette introduced as an exclusive color, and it has become everyone’s new favorite shade.
Kartika Dress in a few colors.
Our Kartika Dress is made from 100% cotton gauze, hand-dyed using the indigo plant and mango leaf native to Indonesia, and it’s perfect for everyday use. It’s extremely lightweight, breezy, practical, and all in all beautiful. Silk fabric is more luxurious and has a superior softness but our sustainable cotton fabric is no less high-end. It’s designed to be for summer and spring, great for Bali and tropical living beyond.
Listed up here are the top 8 items among our entire collection of wonderful sustainable products. Follow our journey to learn more about them on Instagram.