What is your product(s)?
Cosima is a women's fashion brand inspired by my family lineage of artists and designers. Each collection is designed using prints that began as original artworks, painted by people I love.
The women in my life who inspired Cosima were enterprising and resourceful out of necessity, and this is the way I've approached ethics and sustainability for Cosima. For example, many of the trims used in my Spring 18 collection were deadstock. In fact, the buttons on the Sunsoak Top were originally used to lace up Victorian boots!
Something I'm very excited to be working on right now is an upcycling program for my leftover production fabric. My goal is to help a specific community in the process, and I can't wait to reveal more details as it begins to unfold in the coming year!
All of Cosima's fabrics this season were digitally printed using OEKO-TEX certified inks. All gift bags and shipping materials are made of recycled paper, and I had the manufacturer bulk-pack my production order instead of using individual polybags. So far, I've incorporated steps that I feel are both impactful and cost-effective for a start-up brand, with the intention of taking larger leaps toward becoming a more conscious fashion brand with each season.