A Natural Approach To Modern Femininity
I founded Damiano Collection in 2015 for women who want to collect a wardrobe that is good for them and better for their surroundings through the use of 100% natural fabrics and closely monitored local production.
Each garment is cut from 100% pure fabric made with naturally derived silk and cotton fibers, sourced in the US. Production is done locally and domestically, with the help of small batch manufacturers and artisan seamstresses.
The entire process from design to end product is highly intimate and hands-on, resulting in a truly genuine product. I love the feeling of wearing something that is not a mystery. To be able to tell the story of where an item has traveled and to know who facilitated that voyage is incredibly special. Through this evolving collection, I want to give my customers full disclosure and honesty about the how, what and whom of production. This knowledge creates an opportunity to make a more meaningful purchase.
Why do you only use natural fabrics?
The fabrics we use never contain chemically derived synthetic fibers such as polyester, rayon, or spandex due to the unsustainable and hazardous production processes that include the use of petroleum solvents and PET based polymers. Natural fibers like silk and cotton are not only derived from earthly elements, but are known to improve the wellness and vibrance of the skin by perfectly regulating body temperature and absorbing excess oils and toxins from the skin.
How sustainable is your supply chain?
We source fabrics from suppliers based in the US to reduce the impact of long transit shipping. Currently, our Silk fabric comes from Eastern Silk Mills based out of New Jersey with a showroom in New York. They dye all of their imported raw yardage in their New Jersey facility and are proud to adhere to the strict guidelines of the United States Environmental Protection Agency.
Our organic and casual cotton fabrics are supplied by Carr Textile based out of Fenton, Missouri. They are a second generation family owned business that is proud to operate facilities in the U.S. They also ensure that their organic cottons are Control Union Certified, and meet the OEKO-TEX standard for eco-friendly and sustainable processes for dyeing and finishing.
Who makes the clothing?
In the beginning, it was just me. Now, I am proud to be connected to an extremely scalable and diverse team of Philadelphia based artisan seamstresses and small batch American manufacturers. Depending upon the amount of units needed to be produced a diverse range of skilled individuals will be called to complete a sewing order. Rest assured, fair wage compensation and a friendly working environment are part of our standard practices.
Any more questions? I would love to answer them personally. Start the conversation anytime by emailing me at AD@DamianoCollection.com!
- Alexandra Damiano