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Designer's Note

Human Connect
Garment Construction

At Bodice, sustainability isn’t written in bold letters, it is sewn into every garment we create. A commitment to the same extends to the packaging we use, after careful consideration and research.

Our garments are shipped in biodegradable Low-density polyethylene (LDPE) bags, an enzyme-mediated, sustainable alternative to conventional plastic packaging. Biodegradable additives are infused into LDPE plastic during the process of making plastic films out of which bags are made, rendering them decomposable within a span of 2 years. These bags are suitable for landfill biodegradation and can be home composted if the proper biodegrading environment is available. The packaging passes both the aerobic {ASTM D 5338) and anaerobic (ISO 15985) biodegradation tests.

For shipping, we use reusable boxes made from high-quality cardboard which is devoid of chemicals, meaning that it biodegrades without harming the soil or its environment. The buyers who shop from our flagship store are handed the clothes in a cotton tote bag made from leftover fabric that would otherwise have gone to waste.

Our team of designers and the tailors work in the same studio in an environment that allows active reciprocity and the dynamic exchange of ideas to breathe life into the designs on paper. The Delhi-based Bodice studios are set in an acre of landscaped gardens surrounded by trees and birds which provide a more tranquil and positive environment for our workers than an industrial site.

Beyond our studio in New Delhi, Bodice is engaged with artisans from around the country who have knowledge of some of the finest craft techniques of India, many of which are now practiced by only a handful of artisans.

In sum, our guiding philosophy is to support artisanal livelihoods, whilst embracing cutting-edge technology and exploring innovative design solutions for environmentally sustainable fashion.

Rather than using polyester and energy-intensive heat processes, we use binding to create structured pleats, easy to maintain. Where possible we use naturally fermented indigo and other plant-based dyes made from fast regenerating wild or cultivated sources.

Consumer durability is also a vital aspect of a commitment to more sustainable fashion. Many Bodice garments have adjustable fastenings that adjust to go up two sizes up or down, therefore allowing for natural changes in the body. All our garments are impeccably made from the finest materials meaning they are true investment pieces that will last for many years when treasured by the wearer.

The translation of a flat sketch to a garment is determined not only by design innovation but also technical nuances inherent to the design process. At Bodice, we take immense pride in India’s rich heritage and diversity of textiles. Our goal is to use design to create new possibilities from traditional techniques. Our textiles are ethically sourced from across India, including wool from Kullu in the Himalayas and cotton from weavers in South India.

Bodice’s holistic approach means where possible we source buttons from renewable sources of coconut shell, seashell, and wood. Our commitment to aesthetics as well as ethics means the coconut and wooden buttons are well-finished and visually indistinguishable from the buttons used on luxury clothing.