Earth Day with Hackwith Design House
As a sustainable boutique, you'd better believe that we love Earth Day, so when Hackwith Design House approached us asking if we would be interested in partnering with them for an event, we couldn't have been more excited.
Hackwith Design House has been a local favorite of ours since before we opened our doors. We admire their commitment to ethical production and limited-run items that feel truly special, and part of our Earth Day partnership is an exclusive garment.
Our Reversible Wrap Dress will be offered in a woven deadstock fabric that you won't find anywhere else, and we are thrilled that it will be available in sizes XS-Plus Size 4. Only 7 dresses were made, and these will be available in-store and online at noon CST on Sunday, April 22.
In addition to launching a collaborative limited release, we are rewarding recycling efforts. Everyone who brings in their damaged-beyond-repair clothing to be recycled will receive 15% off their purchase, and those who bring in old Hackwith pieces will get a $20 HDH gift card.
We will be taking garments to be recycled to Eureka Recycling in St. Paul - this is where Hackwith recycles their fabric scraps and they are committed to achieving zero waste.
There is no waste in nature. In nature the by-product of one part of a system is a resource for another part of the system. Similarly, in a zero-waste community, the products we produce are designed to be durable so they can be repaired, upgraded and reused as long as possible before becoming obsolete. We look for ways to reduce the packaging that our items come in to minimize the left over material that remains after the product has been consumed or is no longer usable. We make the need to reuse, recycle or compost a product at the end of its life as important a factor in product design as aesthetics, reliability, cost and marketability.
Through this model, we eliminate the one-way, dead-end, disposable system that uses natural resources and then tosses them to be burned in incinerators or buried in landfills and move to a system that values our discards as resources for new products.
Finally, we will be giving away Abacá Mini Eco Totes with each purchase (while supplies last). The totes are ethically handwoven using undyed abaca, the strongest of all natural fibers and collapse to fit into another bag, so you'll never be without a reusable shopping bag.
all images by Hackwith Design House