Words From The Designer
Damiano Collection is an artisan made loungewear and accessories brand that puts comfort and self-care on the priority list for modern women. Inspired by a Mediterranean way of life, easy silhouettes are hand-cut from natural washed silks to cultivate a wardrobe that effortlessly flows from work to lounge to sleep. The collection provides a chance to escape habitual stress and the demands of daily life in garments designed for pure relaxation. Layer silky separates under tailored workwear, then take it straight to the chaise. Feel away from it all, while finding leisurely comfort wherever you are.
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. - Alexandra Damiano [Founder | Designer]
Damiano Collection revolves on an organic design cycle, adding new styles carefully and methodically to avoid over-production. Each item is cut from 100% natural fabrics, mainly silk and organic cotton. We source our materials from small family-run businesses and environmentally responsible corporations that adhere to high ethical standards related to employees and operations.
Production is done in small-batches with the help of independent seam artisans. Damiano Collection provides opportunity to seamstresses in the local Philadelphia community, allowing freedom of employment and self-made schedules to produce artisan quality garments within clean and professional private spaces. During production, every measure is taken to reduce, reuse, and recycle fabric scraps. All fabric off-cuts are utilized for new products or donated to local craft groups, never discarded.
Damiano Collection employs a minimalist approach to packaging. Recycled paper and biodegradable materials are the base for most of the items that are used to package our products. Recyclable plastic is used sparingly, only to preserve the quality of the item against potential damage during shipping.
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 Calamo Silk. They own and operate their own dye facility using a closed loop water filtration system and non-azo non-formaldehyde dyes. 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.
Can I return or exchange my purchase? YES! We have a very open and personal return and exchange policy so you can find the perfect item in the perfect size. Our maximum time frame for exchanges and returns is 30 days from purchase. Simply e-mail us at Sales@DamianoCollection.com and we will promptly tend to your situation within 24 hours. We offer free return shipping for exchanges. Returns may incur a $10 fee for handling. Please also take the time to review our terms and conditions of sale.