Fashion with a purpose
We believe that the most eco conscious way of producing new clothing is by using pre-existing textiles and garments.
LOVE FAUSTINE was born on the beaches of California with a vision to change the way we shop for fashion. We believe that having good style can be achieved while still wearing sustainable and ethically made apparel.
Our goal is to design a high styled collection of effortless silhouettes that reflect the California lifestyle without adding to the world’s carbon footprint. We believe the most eco conscious way of producing new clothing is by extending the life cycle of pre-existing fabrics and garments.
ZERO WASTE DESIGN
What is zero waste design?
Designing clothing that utilizes all the fabric so very little to no waste at all is left when the garment is complete. Many of my designs use mostly rectangular shapes making it easier to puzzle the pattern pieces together during the cutting process. I also work on using entire pieces of fabric by draping and cutting strategically into the fabric for necklines and armholes, therefore no waste is made.
The one design that i have found to leave the most fabric waste is my bias cut slip dresses. By cutting a garment on bias gives the piece of clothing the best overall fit. The garment will smoothly drape over your curves instead of fighting with them.
With a focus on zero waste and my love for a bias cut dress, I’ve had to come up with new ways to use up the leftover cuttings. Most of that waste is used to make other items of clothing and accessories. But recently, I have come up with ways to shred the fabric and use it to make pillow inserts and the rest is donated and used for quilting projects.
Ethical Slow Fashion
Each piece of our upcycled collection is handmade in California out of leftover fabric from the fashion industry, deadstock fabric or vintage garments. Everything is produced on a small scale and limited edition. We design, make every pattern and hand cut every piece in our small design studio in DTLA. Then the garment is sewn lovingly by hand using local seamstresses who work from the comfort of their own homes.
Zero Waste Practices
The Fashion industry is the the 2nd largest polluter on the planet with leftover waste being the worst problem.
As a contributor in the fashion world, we believe the most important thing we can do to for our planet is to reduce waste by keeping our clothing in use longer.
We design our clothing to be timeless and have minimal fabric waste when cutting the patterns.
We save all our fabric scraps to be used later for scarfs, headbands, making patchwork and more. What’s left after that, we donate to schools and non profits for education and art purposes.
Made in California
Modern Sustainable Resort Collection of Effortless Silhouettes