Mary Lou Organic Cotton and Linen Dungarees - Retro Pink
These dungarees are great quality and beautifully cut. To explain how the Mary-Lou dungaree feels, it is probably easier to quote Shaney who is wearing it in our images. When asked ‘what do you think?’ she replied: ‘They make me feel hot!’.
This GOTS certified linen and cotton mix is also just simply lovely to wear. Design and Copyright Flax and Loom Ltd.
The Flax and Loom Philosophy:
Labour has always been an expensive part of production, which leads to exploitation of workers, whether it be the farmers growing the raw materials, the people making the garment or even the sales assistant selling the finished product.
The fast fashion industry has taken this to another level. With fast fashion, not only are the people growing, making and selling the garments compensated only a tiny fraction of the profit, but much of what they produce is either destroyed or sent to landfill. The items, which do make it to the consumer, may only be worn once, if at all. This is catastrophic not only economically and environmentally but also on a human level where people are only considered a cost and what they produce, often waste.
Flax and Loom’s model for change:
Firstly, establishing a partnership with a cotton grower (in Turkey). Next, find local manufactures to weave the fabric, make and dye the finished garment. Distribution is also centred in Turkey, which means they have an extremely low carbon footprint. The next level is to successfully achieve an organic crop rotation for hemp, flax and cotton in a symbiotic programme. But probably their most sustainable attribute is that what they make is built to last - maybe even end up in a vintage store in 20 years or more.
The Mary-Lou© has adjustable straps, so you can alter the length to suit you. When choosing a size, pay attention to the hip measurement, remember the garment is meant to be worn slightly loose, so the hip measurement should be more generous.
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