“Sustainability is at the heart of everything I do”
Respect and dignity is what AVASAN stands for. All collections are made to create a positive impact on people, environment and economy having in mind the principles of circular economy, craftsmanship and collaboration.
AVASAN pushes boundaries and challenges the status quo, evolving from just reducing its impact to making a positive change. The small-scale collections are fully handcrafted with care in Amy’s Studio in Cádiz (Spain), in collaboration with small companies from the area, helping the local economy.
AVASAN maintains a close and personal relationship with its producers. This fair and sustainable cooperation with the small manufacturers guarantees the implementation of the collections at the highest level of craftsmanship. The brand also looks for clean production processes and offers transparent information about all its collections.
AVASAN has aligned it's mission with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, which are the guidelines for the protection of our planet and the defense of human rights.
“All our choices are made to respect both Earth and human beings”.
AVASAN designs its collections from the left-over fabrics from luxury fashion brands who overestimated their needs. Traditionally, brands would hold on to their excess fabrics for a few seasons and then send them to the landfills.
AVASAN rescues these deadstock fabrics before they are thrown away and turns them into beautiful garments.
AVASAN rarely finds large quantities of any one fabric, so the brand makes only 1 or 2 pieces in a specific fabric. This means most of the garments by AVASAN are limited series or unique pieces.
The brand also uses GOTS Certified organic cotton, Peace Silk, Banana Silk, Linen and other recycled fabrics from Haute Couture Maisons in Barcelona and around the World. AVASAN is never using leather or fur.
Organic Cotton: All our cotton is GOTS Certified. The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) ensures the organic status of textiles from harvesting of the raw materials through environmentally and socially responsible manufacturing all the way to labelling in order to provide credible assurance to the consumer.
Banana Silk: Banana Silk is a material that can be taken from the shoots or trunk of the banana plant, so it's unlike polyester, nylon, wool, or cotton. The yarn itself is recovered from parts of the banana plant, and it goes through different methods of preparation to be ready for use in a variety of high-quality textiles.
Peace Silk: Also called Ahimsa silk, which means non-violent silk breeding and harvesting. It allows the completion of the metamorphosis of the silkworm to the butterfly, so that no animal has to suffer or die for fashion. The process is extremely labor-intensive; however it provides employment benefits to the weavers and their families. This is fundamental to our philosophy.
Organic Linen: Flax is a natural raw material, making linen one of the most sustainable textiles known to people. It is a very strong fibre and therefore long-lasting with a soft and cooling effect on the skin.