Valani launches debut collection of biodegradable clothing

New fashion house Valani has launched its debut collection of
separates and dresses inspired by “light living.” These
sustainable clothes are made from materials like classic hemp
fiber, antibacterial Tencel and banana silk for wardrobe staples
that are just as comfortable and eco-friendly as they are

person in gray dress

The fashion
brand has designed its pieces to reflect sustainability, with soft
styles that can be worn throughout the year — regardless of
season. Founder Vanni Leung is driven by the interconnectedness of
the planet, animals and humankind as well as the recognition that
love for the planet and love for ourselves are intertwined. She is
a lifelong vegan, breathwork practitioner, a believer in the
mind-body balance and an ally for female empowerment.

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two people modeling frilly pink dresses

person in vegan silk blouse and pink pants on a picnic blanket

Valani uses hemp, Tencel and banana silk in its designs.
Hemp makes for a soft
and flowy fabric that is hypoallergenic; it is also a
carbon-negative crop, uses less water in production and is
naturally resistant to bacteria growth. Tencel is made from
sustainably managed eucalyptus trees and produced using a closed
loop method that reuses 99% of solvents and water. The banana silk
is made from a byproduct of agriculture waste; discarded banana
stems are harvested to make way for new tree growth and then
upcycled into this sustainable silk alternative.

On the left, person in gray dress in the desert. On the right, person in white blouse and jeans in a shady spot.

Person in gray dress smelling sunflowers

Prices for the new collection range from $98 to $398, so adding
Valani to your wardrobe will certainly be an investment. However,
the clothing is built to last, and your money goes much further
than just the garment. Valani offers no-cost breathwork sessions
online to its customers and plants a tree for every piece of
clothing purchased. The sustainable company has also pledged to
donate 10% of its profits to conservation, animal welfare and
female empowerment organizations. As an additional sustainability
feature, Valani uses recycled
as well as straw, hemp and jute for its packaging.
Pattern designs are strategically created to minimize fabric waste,
and any scraps are used for scrunchies, crafts, training purposes
or as filling for toys and pillows.

person twirling in white dress

person in gray tank top and gray pants standing in a field of poppies

Some of the most notable pieces include the faux wrap Sitha Top
($148), the cropped double puff sleeved Sineth Top ($168), the
mid-rise pull-on Petra Pant ($188) and the asymmetrical,
one-shoulder Sokha Banana Dress ($398). Sizes run from 0 to 12.

+ Valani

Images via Valani

Source: FS – All – Ecology – News 2
Valani launches debut collection of biodegradable