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Wrap Skirt (Her/They)(Chrysalis Cohort) RJSTH@Fabric#11 RJSTHW2024 RJS

Wrap Skirt (Her/They)(Chrysalis Cohort) RJSTH@Fabric#11 RJSTHW2024 RJS

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Wrap Skirt by River Jade Smithy: Embrace Elegance with a Sustainable Twist

Introduction:

Step into a world where fashion meets sustainability with River Jade Smithy's custom-printed Wrap Skirt. Crafted with the utmost attention to detail and a deep commitment to eco-friendliness, this skirt is not just an item of clothing; it's a statement. Designed in collaboration with Art of Where in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, it embodies River Jade Smithy's dedication to sustainability, comfort, and unique design, perfectly aligning with the ethos of the Grail Smith's myth mentat expertise and the brand's unique Green Witch Green Worth Approach to eco-sustainability.

Product History:

  • Origin and Evolution:

    The wrap skirt's journey begins in the myriad traditions of the sarong, kilt, and lungi, embracing a global heritage of simplicity and versatility. Its design philosophy is rooted in the ancient practice of wrapping fabric around the body, a testament to human ingenuity and resourcefulness.  Inspired by the rich history of wrap skirts across various cultures, this modern iteration is a nod to both tradition and innovation. River Jade Smithy has taken the essence of the wrap skirt's versatility and infused it at sustainable practices with Ancient Now artistic flair.

  • Developmental Milestones:

    The iconic reinvention by Diane von Fürstenberg in the 1970s marked a turning point, infusing the wrap skirt with a modern flair that celebrated the female form. Since then, River Jade Smithy has elevated the wrap skirt to new heights, integrating beauty with it's sustainable materials and ethical craftsmanship.  The journey from concept to creation was marked by a focus on ethical sourcing, sustainable materials, and inclusive design, ensuring a product that not only looks good but feels good.

  • Brand's Involvement:

    Grail Smith and the River Jade Smith@time have meticulously honed the wrap skirt's design, focusing on sustainability, comfort, and a unique artistic expression. The incorporation of Ancient Now art techniques and Ancient Future myth-building ensures each skirt is a masterpiece of sustainable fashion.  Art of Where's role in this evolution has been pivotal, steering the design towards a fusion of art, sustainability, and inclusivity, making it a true representation of the RJS brand's values.

  • Cultural or Artistic Influences:

    Inspired by global traditions and the vibrant tapestry of queer culture, the wrap skirt is a symbol of diversity and unity. Its design reflects a confluence of cultural motifs and contemporary aesthetics, celebrating the richness of global heritage.   The design draws on global fashion trends and the timeless appeal of wrap skirts, reimagined through the lens of Grail Smith's artistic vision and the sustainable ethos of the Green Witch.

  • Legacy or Impact:

    As a beacon of sustainable and ethical fashion, the wrap skirt embodies River Jade Smithy's mission to harmonize artistry with environmental responsibility. It stands as a testament to the possibility of a fashion industry that values planet over profit.  This wrap skirt stands as a testament to the possibility of sustainable fashion, setting a precedent for eco-conscious, art-driven products in the industry.

Key Features:

  • Material Composition: Choose between soft peachskin jersey (92% polyester/8% spandex) for a luxurious feel, or lightweight polyester matte crepe for a formal touch, both exemplifying sustainable fabric options.
  • Eco-Friendly Design: Featuring a bamboo tie for a comfortable fit, and laser-cut edges for a clean finish, minimizing waste and energy use.
  • Functional Details: The full circle design accommodates various body types, ensuring everyone can enjoy the beauty and comfort of this skirt.
  • Ethical Production: Made on demand to reduce waste, with vibrant, never-fade prints achieved through eco-friendly sublimation printing techniques.
  • Sourcing Ethics: Partnering with Art of Where, we ensure ethical practices in every step of the production, from material sourcing to the final product.

Eco-Conscious Care Instructions:

To preserve both your wrap skirt and the environment, we recommend hand washing in cold water and drip drying. 

Size and Fit:

Our wrap skirt is designed in one size to beautifully fit many body shapes, with detailed measurements provided to ensure the perfect wrap for you.

Brand Philosophy:

River Jade Smithy stands at the intersection of artistry and sustainability, with every product reflecting our commitment to high-quality, ethical, and eco-friendly practices. This wrap skirt embodies our dedication to making fashion that not only looks good but does good.

Material Information:

Peachskin Jersey

  • Composition: 92% polyester/8% spandex, offering a soft, luxurious feel.
  • Texture and Feel: Smooth and comfortable against the skin, perfect for everyday wear.
  • Sustainability Certificates: Materials selected for low environmental impact and sustainability.
  • Care Instructions: For peachskin jerseys, machine or hand wash in cold water and tumble dry on regular or hang to dry. 

Matte Crepe

  • Composition: 100% lightweight polyester, offering a flowy, elegant drape.
  • Texture and Feel: Sleek and smooth, with a matte finish for formal occasions.
  • Sustainability Certificates: Ethically sourced, emphasizing reduced water and energy use.
  • Care Instructions: For crepes, hand wash in cold or warm water and hang to dry. Do not bleach.

Product Impact:

Choosing this wrap skirt contributes to a more sustainable fashion industry, supports artist-owned businesses, and promotes the value of hand-crafted, art-driven products.

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Product Measurements:

Designed to ensure a perfect fit for a range of body types, our wrap skirt is 52 inches wide at the waist and varies in length for style versatility.

Fabric Print Options:

Available in a plethora of colors and prints, each imbued with the unique artistry of River Jade Smith Travis Huffaker, embodying the Ancient Now art techniques of the Grail Smith and the Ancient Future myth-building of the Green Witch.

Integrating with Our Ethical Lifestyle and Eco Goals:

This wrap skirt is more than a garment; it's a step towards a sustainable, beauty and art-driven lifestyle and the couture you need to time with our collection.  

 

 

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