Since its launch just last year, lifestyle destination and e-commerce site Zady has spearheaded the slow fashion moment with a curation of goods from brands with sustainable practices. And now, its founders Maxine Bedat and Soraya Darabi are leading the charge of another conscious crusade with the "Sourced In" Movement. The mission: To demand of brands complete transparency at each step of the apparel-making process, hold them accountable for environmental and ethical factors, and effectively revolutionize the industry as a whole.
And to prove that they practice what they preach, Bedat and Darabi have debuted Zady's first piece of merchandise, the ".01 The Sweater," as part of their newly launched private clothing label The Zady Essential Collection. The knit piece is documented with video footage and behind-the-scenes photos of the supply chain, from start to finish.
The highly anticipated knit comes in three neutral shades (charcoal, light gray, and cream) and rings in at $160, available at zady.com. More importantly, it's 100-percent made in the U.S.A. Originated from a farm in Oregon, the wool was then washed and carded in South Carolina, before it was dyed and spun in Pennsylvania, and finally, knit in California. It's a piece that happily encapsulates both style and sensibility—and just in time for sweater weather, too!