What is "Sustainable Fashion" ?
= Regenerative Fashion
It's a little different for every body, just like our body measurements ;)
For Baily Ann Rose, Sustainable Fashion is a consciousness around
the art & ritual of dressing oneself
in a healing tradition.
Honestly a lil jaded bout the topic after practicing for 15 years,
with international fashion corporations greenwashing & ish,
& really interested in the Fibershed principles of Soil to Soil,
moving towards the term "Regenerative Fashion."
b.a.rose has utilized zero waste & upcycling design practices since her first collections created in Boulder in 2005 while pursuing her Bachelor's degree in Psychology (if you don't count her creating zero waste knitting patterns in 4-H Club, that's a joke for all the knitters hahaha) .
Her designs continue to be as zero waste as possible.
Beginning in 2020, she has started a knitwear collection
(that is inherently designed zero waste due to the nature of knitting),
with the intention to utilize 100% biodegradable materials,
featuring a line of locally sourced fibers, utilizing Fibershed principles.
To seek out more on what Sustainable & Regenerative Fashion is,
which provide a plethora of resources and information that can help you decide where your ethics
into the future of fashion.
(Baily Ann Rose has no official affiliation with either of the above-mentioned websites)
Zero Waste design commissions from over the years
woven busted bicycle innertube rug
Made out of 144 Busted Innertubes collected from friends & bike shops. A Very Cushy Rug to Stand on While Working
prayer flags & ceiling installation
Kindness Yoga Studios in Denver, Colorado
Made out of hundreds of pounds of old & stained event draping material that would have otherwise gone to landfill.
Process photo :
The fabric laying out in my Leadville front yard Drying in the Sun after washing , before cutting & sewing
woven rainbow tipi : interactive installation
for Westword Artopia Exhibit, Denver, February 2015
Made out of 300 + pounds of scrap fleece fabric created by a local clothing manufacturer.
Guests were invited to take a skein of scrap & continue the weaving by physically & metaphorically "weaving their dreams into reality" at the exhibit
Process Photo :
Sorting by Size in the Studio
Looking up into Tipi When Sitting in it
Signature Baily Rose Wrap Dress
Zero Waste Pattern Design :
This Specific Dress is Made from Printed Stretch Scrap Fabric sourced from Fab Scrap in New York .
This design does well with any fabric
Zero Waste Pattern Design Made out of Italian Silk sourced from Fab Scrap