Launching a line of clothing is impossible to do without having an impact on the environment. The more research I've done on this over the years, the more aware of this stark truth I've become. The vast majority of clothing sold has been produced (much of it mass produced) using fabrics, materials and processes that are destructive to the environment on many levels, regardless of how sustainable these brands would like to be or present themselves to be. Even virgin organic cotton, bamboo, and hemp have strong impacts through their use of water and processing of the fibers into fabric.
cobalt is my dream label, the dreamiest, most unique, beautifully artistic, handmade and hand dyed, one of a kind clothing I can create, with as small an impact on the environment as possible.
Every cobalt creation has been rebirthed through upcycling already existing garments utilizing sustainable, eco-conscious materials and processes, transforming them into magical concoctions; walking spells of beauty and connection with each other, our Earth Mother. and the Cosmos.
All dyed clothing are hand dyed by me with nontoxic, biodegradable, eco conscious dyes or natural plant materials (organic or wildcrafted), such as flower petals, leaves, spices, herbs, and berries.
All altered and manipulated clothing are hand and machine sewn by me, using skills my mother and grandmother taught me as a child. All vintage clothing is in best condition possible, with any minimal repairs noted.
The fast fashion industry's impact on our world is devastating. Through reusing, rebirthing, and re-appreciating garments that have already been created, we can drastically reduce our impact on the environment, and create lasting positive change.