Socially Responsible Clothing & Accessories - Handprinted Fabric
All Fair Trade pieces are handprinted and made with Love in Tamil Nadu, India. Each piece contributes to an improvement of the living conditions of the local NGO widows and tailors.
Opaline is not only chic and fashionable, but makes sure each piece is produced within Fair Working Conditions, in Italy and India. It donates a percentage of its proceeds to the OM SHANTI NGO in Tiruvannamalai, South India, which cares for abandoned widows and enables them to take up a handicraft job to support themselves.
We are continuously designing special projects with them. One popular product is our patchwork elephants, the up cycled silk Pochettes, and our trademark: Opaline Pajamas. We have started to weave our own Silk from recycled Silk Sarees on Handlooms in South India-it is very time consuming and takes one full day to weave 3m of Silk. We have used the fabric in the Winter Collection! Currently we are trying to create our first biological handwoven, vegetable dye cotton. Below you can see the process of making our up cycled silk which eventually gets woven by Muthulakshmi close to Tiruvannamalai and then imported into Italy!
All this to emphasize that we really care about how we make our pieces and where we make them.
Dress responsibly chic!