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What is Conscious Clothing? Behind-the-Scenes At FashioNXT with Koryphae

Updated: Oct 22, 2023

ifd was behind the scenes at FashioNXT's 2023 Ready-to-Wear runway event and got to chat with the designers backstage. In this behind-the-scenes, at FashioNXT we chat with the Designer of Koryphae; Daniela Caine.

Behind the Scenes at FashioNXT with Koryphae

Looks from the Koryphae Collection at FashioNXT

As consumers become increasingly aware of the impact of fast fashion on the environment and human rights, the need for sustainable and ethical clothing has become more important than ever. That's why we at Inside Fashion Design are excited to feature Daniela Caine in our Meet the Makers series. Daniela is the Founder, and Designer of Koryphae, a sustainable clothing brand produced with humane working conditions.

Discovering the Intersection of Science, Spirituality, and Fashion

At the intersection of science, spirituality, and fashion lies Koryphae's high-vibrational clothing for gracious women. Daniela's designs are based on a scientific research study that explores how clothing can affect our energy and well-being.

By incorporating sustainable materials and ethical production practices, Daniela has created a line of clothing that not only looks good but also feels good.

Ethical Production and Artisan Communities in India

Koryphae's capsule is made from linen, a sustainable and eco-friendly fabric. What sets Koryphae apart is that the linen is made on hand looms in artisan communities in India, where the entire family is involved in the creation process. This means that each piece is made with care and attention to detail, using traditional techniques that have been passed down through generations. The production process also provides economic opportunities for these communities, helping to preserve their cultural heritage.

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Hand loom made linen

Empowering Women & Artisans across the Globe.

In addition to linen, Daniela introduced hand-loomed denim, also made in India, to her line. This commitment to sustainable and ethical production practices is at the core of Koryphae's mission to create clothing that is not only beautiful but also has a positive impact on the world.

And that's not all! Daniela also is an ifd Coach & workshop leader. She led us through an online workshop discussing the 4 Life Cycles of a Garment and Their Effects on People & Planet: A Lesson In Conscious Fashion. Watch the replay and learn what you can consider bringing consciousness into your design or consumer habits. A free downloadable PDF is also available to keep as a handy reference and reminder

In conclusion, we at Inside Fashion Design believe that sustainable and ethical clothing is the way of the future. By supporting brands like Koryphae, we can make a positive impact on the environment and on the lives of those who produce our clothing.

We hope you enjoyed behind-the-scenes with Daniela Caine and that it inspires you to make more conscious choices in your fashion purchases.

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