Hemp Dress by Wallis Evera
As I’ve gotten established with my career and have focused more on what I want to do with my life, I want to express myself in a way that shows that I’m shooting high and I’ve got it all together. With that drive and hustling mentality, I’ve realized how rapidly my personal style has evolved into a wardrobe of polished and well-made pieces. As a sustainable savant, buying new clothing means it has to come from an environmentally-sound source. Luckily there are lots of high-quality, feminine brands like Wallis Evera who support the eco-fashion revolution. Wallis Evera creates classy, office-appropriate clothes that are manufactured using materials like hemp which do not cause detrimental effects to the environment.
Wallis Evera believes that clothing can and should be beautiful and useful, but can also act as a statement. They serve to produce sustainably-sourced clothing made from natural fibers from a small group of manufacturers, which is why I’m excited that I’ve teamed up with them and show you in what ways they’re eco and fabulous.
Scoping out the Wallis Evera website, their about me page kind of made me chuckle because they spell out a very simple thought… Why is it that we pick clothing made by synthetic or petroleum-based materials sewn in sweatshops located in areas that are under no stringent environmental regulation? If that thought makes you uncomfortable, I’m sad to say that the reality is that most clothing produced by commercial retailers are not sustainably-sourced, ethically-manufactured, and are often managed by people who don’t understand or don’t care about the severity of running an unsustainable business.
But, as consumers, we have the opportunity to pave our own line in the sand with shopping. If you’re like me, you seek clothing that’s stylish, high-quality, unique, naturally-sourced, ethically-made and doesn’t damage the environment. And let me tell ya, Wallis Evera is on the same page as us!
This black silky Claire Dress I’m wearing is made from hemp, which is one of the most eco-friendly vegetable fibers because it’s naturally biodegradable and highly renewable. Hemp requires no harmful fungicides or pesticides to grow. Additionally, it can produce approximately 250% more fiber yield per acre than cotton. Hemp also consumes less energy and water during the textile processing and incredibly versatile, as almost all parts of the hemp plant can be used to create plastics, paper, food, and biodiesel.
Wallis Evera also makes their fabrics from lyocell, a biodegradable fiber from the cellulose or eucalyptus trees, which are a fast growing renewable resource. Additionally, Wallis Evera uses certified organic cotton and primarily peace silk, a more humane way of harvesting from silk worms, whenever possible.
I feel confident knowing that businesses like Wallis Evera are out there who really track their eco-footprint throughout the whole process of manufacturing. With clothing made so well in such stylish pieces, I think supporting them is a win-win at every angle.