Slow Fashion – ft. Linenfox

Slow Fashion – ft. Linenfox


September 13, 2018

One day browsing Etsy for some zero waste cutlery, I randomly decided to search “ethical clothing” in the Etsy search bar to see what would pop up. After scrolling through quite a few impressive shops, I stumbled upon Linenfoxย that exclusively sells linen clothing out of Lithuania. I immediately fell in love with their pieces and decided I wanted to give their wrap dress a try. Drooling over their pine green wrap dress, I popped it in my cart and submitted my order.

linen
straw bag

Typical Samantha, I completely missed the note on their Etsy page that said,ย “Please note that our production time is 3-4 weeks now” and wondered why my dress still hadn’t been delivered two weeks later. The anticipation build-up was real and I was itching to get my hands on my new linen dress.

linen

For those unaware (which was me only a few weeks ago), linen is one of the most sustainable fabrics on the planet. It comes from the flax plant which, incidentally, requires far less water than needed for growing cotton. Flax plants also typically require less pesticides (although you could avoid these altogether by searching for organic linen).

linen dress
linen dress

An important note: there are different standards to which linen can be made. The European standard and… well, not the European standard. Make sure when you’re purchasing linen pieces that the company you bought it from is following the European standard because it has far more rigorous regulations and it follows more natural and low-impact methods. Ultimately, these pieces are significantly more sustainable.

linen dress

Outfit Details:

Earrings

Dress

Shoes

Bag (similar here and here)

 

linen dress
avarcas pons

When I opened my package from Linenfox I could not have been more thrilled with my choice. The quality of this linen is thick and luxurious. Thick in the sense that the quality of the linen was immediately apparent the moment I touched it. The beauty of linen is that it keeps you cool in the summer and warm in the winter (magic, that is) and so I knew I’d be able to easily wear this beautiful piece across multiple seasons.

linen dress

These pictures were shot straight out of the packaging, hence the wrinkles, but I’ve since learned that by tumble drying lightly and then hanging up to finish drying the wrinkles will be far less apparent. However, I definitely don’t mind the odd wrinkle for character!

linen dress
linen dress

All in all, I’m beyond thrilled with my linen dress from Linenfox and I feel that I’ll extra cherish the dress knowing just how carefully made it was and how long it took to get into these anxious hands. Developing patience for higher quality, more ethical and sustainably-made clothing, makes the wear that much more meaningful. I promise you, that feeling is absolutely worth the wait.

Love,

Saffy

xx

9 Comments

  • rebeccagreentree
    September 13, 2018

    You are the cutest. In LOVE with the dress. And with LINEN, which I actually recently learned about too. Didn’t know the organic tip though, so thank you xx

    • simplysaffy
      September 13, 2018

      Awwww thank you!! :* I’m going to continue doing research on linen and figure out how to incorporate it into my wardrobe some more so I’ll keep you posted on any other tips I come across! <3

  • armindo123
    September 13, 2018

    Love, love, love!
    ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜

  • Libby
    September 14, 2018

    Gorgeous!!!! That colour really suits you too <3 xo

  • Cass
    December 2, 2018

    Hi! This is a little late, but do you find that this dress flops open at all? I’ve had that problem with wrap dresses before. I am thinking of ordering one of these for myself!

    • simplysaffy
      December 2, 2018

      It doesn’t flap open in the slightest! The linen has a sturdy (yet soft) structure to it so it really stays in place wherever you tie it! You can try my code SIMPLYSAFFY10 on their website to get 10% off but the code was due to expire Nov. 14th. Or DM Linenfox on Instagram and tell them that you found this via my post and they might still honour you the 10% off!!! I’m excited for you to get this dress for yourself! You won’t be disappointed in the quality! It’s one of my absolute favourite dresses of all time! Xxx

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    January 7, 2019

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  • Suzanne
    March 28, 2019

    What size did you order this in? I’ve been eyeing this dress for awhile, but not sure on sizing!

    • simplysaffy
      March 28, 2019

      I got it in size S-M US and love the fit. I’m typically a 4 or 6 in dresses if that helps. I’d HIGHLY recommend getting this dress. Truly. The quality is unmatched – you can feel it straight away and it’s definitely one of my favourite linen pieces! Xxx

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