Lilac silk ruffle blouse
Sheer organza top in hand-dyed lilac pure organic silk.
Our lilac silk ruffle blouse is a statement piece made from hand dyed organic silk. We sew each top with French seams to ensure long-lasting quality and a clean aesthetic. Organza is a beautiful fabric with a stunning structure and drape, perfect for this playful top with ruffles all around and full sleeves. Because of the sheer style, it can be thrown over anything to add a pop of fun.
We make each top in our workshop in Nottingham, England.
You may also be interested in our organic cotton voile dress in pink and peach.
100% certified organic Mulberry silk.
We make this top from pure Mulberry silk that is Global Organic Textile Standard Certified (GOTS). A GOTS certification means that the fabric contains at least 70% organic natural fibres; it is not treated with bleach, formaldehyde or other toxic substances; it is coloured with non-toxic dyes, and is produced according to strict social and environmental standards. Silk is a natural fibre, made from the protein that some insects secrete to make cocoons. Being a natural fibre, it is therefore biodegradable.
At ford&guy, we source our silk in an un-dyed state and then dye each product to-order using non-toxic dyes that are not tested on animals and are approved by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Moreover, by dyeing each product to order, we are ensuring that we do not waste any material or dye.
The labels we use are made from recycled fabric that is OEKO-TEX standard 100 certified. We also package the product in recycled paper and ship using reusable and compostable mailbags.
A great resource on sustainable fashion is the Fashion Revolution, including information on what to consider when choosing where and what to buy.
As a brand that value sustainability, we also strive to post informative content on sustainable matters on our Instagram account @fordandguy
Because silk organza can snag, we recommend that you hand wash this top and reshape whilst damp. Wash in tepid water with mild detergent. Gently squeeze out the excess water, but do not wring the fabric and lay flat between towels until you are ready to iron. Iron damp on the reverse with a fairly hot iron. Another option is to let the top dry, then use a spray bottle to wet the silk whilst ironing. Do not bleach.
To waste less water, energy and to make your clothes last longer, wash on cold, wash less often and don’t tumble dry.
This top is available in UK women’s sizes 6-22. We are currently working on plus sizes- if you would like a particular size, please get in touch and we will be more than happy to accommodate bespoke measurements.
The female model in the photo is a size 8, is 5ft 6” tall and is wearing the size 8.
This product is made-to-order and takes 1-2 weeks to process prior to shipping. For general delivery and returns information, please see our informations page here.