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Belle Ombre

A HUGE thanks!!

About the project

Thanks everyone for your amazing support! These 5 weeks of campaign end on a high note with 237 contributors who got us to 108% of our objective. You made Belle Ombre a reality AND left a beautiful shadow on the planet - well done!

Missed your chance to buy your very own Belle Ombre dress during the campaign? Fear not!Our website is now live and takes pre-orders.

Join us at belle-ombre.com

You can also follow us on social media:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Belle.Ombre.paris/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/belle_ombre_paris/


What are the funds for?

About the project owner

Size guide

How to take your measurements? Measure where your chest is at its fullest, your waist at its smallest and your hips at their largest.

Ysoline, our model, wears a size UK10 and her measurements are: chest : 75 cm (29.5 inches) / waist : 70 cm (27,6 inches) / hips: 86 cm (33,9 inches)

Shipping timeline

We aim for you to have your dresses by June 2018.

Shipping to France and abroad

Free shipping to France, the DOM territories and the UK. International shipping is 15€ for other countries.

Returns and exchanges

Not happy with your dress size? No worries, you have 14 days to send it back to us for an exchange. We will not reimburse returns at this crowdfunding stage, however we can provide you with a coupon of equal value to be redeemed on our website www.belle-ombre.com. The returned dresses have to be in their original package in their original state.

How to take care of my dress?

A dress well taken care of is a dress we can keep for a long time ! According to a study by BSR (Business for Social Responsibility), 40% of the carbon footprint of a garment is generated during the consumer use phase of the garment. Which means that you have more of a say in the carbon footprint of your wardrobe than you think! Here are a few of our tips for taking care of your dresses:

1. Machine Washing your dress at 30°C

It is recommended to wash the printed dresses separately at 60°C the first time, preferably with a color detergent. Afterwards you’ll be able to wash them with with a normal load at lower temperatures.

We highly recommend washing at 30°C or even cold washing with a low spin cycle (800 or lower) to make the dresses last longer, and also to use less electricity ! We also recommend using a machine net, which limits the twisting and shearing of the fabric during washing. A-rated washing machines are also less polluting and can save up to 50% in energy and water consumption per load. Do favor plant based washing powders free from phosphates or chlorine, which are bad for the skin and for the environment. We recommend that you look for Ecocert or Ecolabel labels, which guarantee better environmental standards.  

2. Line dry your dress whenever possible !

The dryer tends to burn and weaken the fibers. Line drying uses no electricity and actually takes better care of your clothes ! Drying out in the sun however tends to tarnish colors, so put your printed dress out in some shade.

Our cotton fabric does not bend out of shape so you’ll save time if you hang the dress out while drying.

3. Give your dress some space in your closet !

Nothing is worse for your clothes than stuffing them in an already packed closet … it’s not good for the stitches and affects the shape and drape of the clothes. Hang your dress up without folding. Another tip : good quality hangers are a good investment !

Want to know more about the dark side of the fast fashion industry ?

Here are some interesting reads & vids we recommend :

  • The must-watch documentary 'The True Cost' https://truecostmovie.com/, produced by Livia Firth, a staunch critic of the fast fashion industry. The documentary takes a close look at the appalling working conditions of garment workers in developing countries, as well as the ecological impacts of the industry.
  • Lucy Siegle’s The Guardian column on green living (https://www.theguardian.com/environment/series/its-not-easy-being-green). Her widely acclaimed book 'To Die For is an incredibly well written and documented book about the fast fashion industry (https://www.amazon.fr/Die-Fashion-Wearing-Out-World/dp/0007264097/) and is also on our must-read list.
  • The Fashion Revolution Movement is an organisation that has been set up to urge more transparency from the fashion industry http://fashionrevolution.org
  • The book 'Let My People Go Surfing' by Yvon Chouinard, the founder of outdoor clothing company Patagonia. The book walks us through Chouinard’s extraordinary journey from his dirtbag lifestyle to founding one of the world’s most recognised outdoor clothing brands, and how he reconciles being both a businessman and an environmental activist: https://www.amazon.com/Let-People-Surfing-Education-Businessman/dp/0143037838/

Got any other questions? Do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected]. We look forward to hearing from you!