leila hafzi: organic eco couture
Leila Hafzi made her debut collection in Stavanger Norway in 1997 after a fateful trip to Nepal when she discovered her passion for having an ecological fashion label. Now, her show-stopping gowns are the ultimate eco couture.
She admits that her environmentally friendly production cycle is always a work in progress. Impressively her collections are made from draped silk chiffon crepe, silk satin, Eco Tex certified 100% pashmina yarns and hand loomed silk organza. This season's collection achieved vibrant colors with the use of AZO free dyes in Nepal. These are the legal standard dyes in Europe, but most Asian countries don’t have that regulation and work with dyes that are extremely harmful to the workers’ health. For paler colors, she experiments with herbal Ayurvedic dyes to preserve the purity of the organic materials.