Valdivian Woven Chiffon High Neck Floral Dress
From desk to dinner party, there's something about VILDNIS' Valdivian Dress that turns every step into a sway. Digitally printed in their Rainforest Print - inspired by the deepest hues at the heart of Chile's endemic Valdivian rainforest - the soft semi-sheer recycled polyester fabric assumes a satisfying shape and movement of its own. Fully lined and cut to the knee, it has top-to-toe character with a high neck accented by narrow ruffles and a deep keyhole centreback, long voluminous sleeves finishing with subtly ruffled cuffs, and a flattering elasticated waist. When the compliments roll in, don't forget to mention the fabric comes from recycled plastic bottles - it's a real conversation-starter.
Note: the dress is sold without belt.
- High neck with narrow ruffle
- Long voluminous sleeves
- Ruffle at cuff
- Deep keyhole back
- Elasticated waist
- Lined in body and skirt
- Sleeves are unlined
- Super soft, sheer and floaty chiffon with a silky touch made from recycled coca-cola bottles
- Composition: 100% recycled polyester
- Construction: woven chiffon
- Lining: 100% recycled polyester jersey
- Print method: digital
- Low environmental impact: recycled polyester requires 70% less energy to make than polyester and the process is largely mechanical. Reusing plastic bottles ensures that the plastic already around in this world gets recycled rather than put into landfills or the oceans. Digitally printed to save water and energy.
- Slim fit at the top
- Volume in sleeves and skirt
- Sits just below the knee
- True to size
- Length: 105cm in size S, 106cm in size M and 107cm in size L
- Sleeve length: 61cm in size S
- Model wears size S and is 170cm / 5'7" tall
- Find your right size in our size guide
Featured in the Observer, Independent, the Guardian and the Evening Standard, VILDNIS aims to ultimately make ethical and eco-friendly fashion the norm.
About the Founder
Prior to launching VILDNIS, Danish-born Ulla Vitting Richards had 16 years of experience from the fashion industry. She began her career as a womenswear buyer and later became Head of Product for one of Britain’s leading activewear brands. During these years, Ulla witnessed the positive sides of the industry as well as the many unsustainable practises that have become the norm. Ulla knew fashion could be so much better – without compromising on style – and she felt ready to rebel against the current unsustainable norms in the industry. Ulla founded VILDNIS with her sister Line, her husband Francis and their friend Mark, 2017.
“VILDNIS wants to show that all fashion can be made in an ethical and eco-friendly way without compromising on style, quality and affordability.”
VILDNIS designs are crafted from fibres that are kind to the planet, such as GOTS- or OCS-certified organic cotton, Tencel and GRS-certified recycled polyester. Organic cotton is produced without pesticides and fertilisers, and often uses rainwater for irrigation. Tencel is wood-pulp cellulose originating from sustainably forested trees in a closed-loop system that reuses water and chemicals. The recycled polyester used by the brand derives from recycled plastic bottles in a process that uses 70% less energy than virgin polyester.
Having full visibility of the supply chain is crucial to VIDNIS – and they also care about sharing this information with their customers, which is why a map of their entire supply chain is also available. The company works with two manufacturers, one in Portugal and the other in India, both small family-owned businesses which undergo annual audits. VILDNIS has regular conversations with the manufacturers about the demographics of the workforce and equality. All skilled workers are paid above a living wage and any unskilled workers are paid well above the national minimum wage.
Whenever possible, the brand sources fabrics from mills that are situated close to their manufacturers, to cut down on emissions derived from transport.
The company's Indian supplier owns a state-of-the-art sustainable laundry facility, where all VILDNIS solid-colour woven products and jeans are washed and finished, saving at least 200 litres of water per garment. Most of the water is being recycled and the factory has a zero discharge policy, meaning that any waste water is treated/cleaned before being discharged. The factory runs on piped natural gas (PNG) which is a low-CO2 emission energy source.
All VILDNIS labelling and packaging is made from recycled materials. The tissue paper, labelled sticker, brand insert and returns form are made from recycled paper. The mailing bag is crafted with recycled polythene.
Albeit not a vegan brand, VILDNIS feels strongly about protecting animals in the fashion supply chain. For this reason, the company only uses recycled animal-derived fabrics such as wool, as opposed to newly produced ones.
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