The Exode trench coat from Lâcher Prise is a sustainable fashion answer to the waste produced by fast fashion. Lâcher Prise uses Tencel fabric, a fabric made in Japan from eucalyptus. This creates soft clothing that can produce shirts, dresses, pants and coats.
“Exode: A departure; the final exit; the last chorus,” Lâcher Prise said of the new trench coat, which comes in camel brown, creamy white and pale grey.
Furthermore, a removable belt wraps the oversized collar and generous coat around the wearer for flexible styling. It’s a thinner coat, flowy and lightweight. Exode styles well with layers for moderate weather.
Lâcher Prise is also trying to revitalize the American garment industry. The industry is dominated by overseas fast fashion from the 1980s through today. Only 2% of U.S. fashion is actually produced in America. With eco-friendly fabrics, design process and unisex styles, the designer is creating a new option that does more than fill the gap on cheap clothing. They’re creating a new style altogether.
The Exode coat is 68% Tencel fabric and 32% organic cotton. It comes in at $375. Check out some of their shirts, which can be worn as hoodies, tube tops or dresses, and their intimate collection.
Lâcher Prise sources all materials, including deadstock, from U.S. suppliers. Deadstock is the fabric left over from most clothing design, often 90% of the roll.
“We want to do our part to lower that statistic by not overproducing materials, which is why we prioritize using deadstock fabrics,” the designer explained. “Those mounds of deadstock fabric can end up in landfills, or they can be used to create beautiful new garments with a long life.”
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