Extended Producer Responsibility
baily rose revels in the inherent zero waste nature of knitting:
since knitting doesn't rely on cutting patterns out of rectangular fabric, knitting is inherently zero waste design since the practice magically sculpts yarn in loops to the desired pattern, without having to waste any yarn.
knitting also has the ability to be unraveled and the yarn used again until the it becomes threadbare.
baily rose includes extra matching yarn for you to keep, to be able to mend your piece. if you don't know how to mend or don't wish to learn, & / don't have / know a community mender who you can support, baily can point you in the direction of a mender, or you can send it back to baily to mend for a fee.
keep your order confirmation e.mail you have for contact info regarding these matters.
on a constant basis.
it's important to pay artisans for these specialized services to keep regional communities robust. not having a slow fashion artisan in a community that knows how to mend, alter, and custom sew is akin to having no gas station for miles. when you find a local artisan, thank them, and pay them well for their time caring for your clothes that helps protect and express yourself sew well.
baily rose has committed to producing only soil to soil garments from 2020 on : every yarn sourced, label printed on organic cotton & hemp, any thread : everything will be able to decompose. she prefers to make made to measure fashion from the citizen's personal Fibershed : which guarantees no overproduction when everything is made to order.
Since all designs are made with biodegradable fiber (working on learning more about dyes & inks), baily rose asks you to care for your piece until it's death, like a loved one. at the end of one or two lifetimes, she asks you to return it to the earth. You can simply toss it in the compost bin, give it to your local agriculturalist to compost, or plan & initiate a long drawn out burial process next to your favorite briar patch or rose bush, wrapping crystals, cash, & your secrets, seeds, & needs to stash. Come back a year or so later to find your treasure: along with your beloved garment disappeared. magic !