This meticulously hand-woven top is curated from a mix of recycled cotton scraps. The landscape inspired pattern makes for a perfect beach cover-up or for everyday wear. No two pieces will be exactly the same in their makeup, making this piece truly one of a kind. Some of its yarns are dyed naturally.
Sizing: This piece is currently available as a free-size style, and fits sizes 0-20 due to its loose nature and shape.
Materials and Care: This piece is carefully handwoven from small scraps of fabric as part of Tonle's unique, zero waste process – utilizing a combination of carefully hand-cut fabric yarns made from cutting room scraps. Their custom-designed fabrics are carefully hand-woven in partnership with talented weavers in Cambodia’s Preah Vihear province in a fair trade workshop, and sent back to Tonle's Phnom Penh workshop for final sewing. They burn test each fabric to assure that it is at least 90% natural, plant-based fiber. Please carefully hand-wash and lay flat to dry for best results. Because of the carefully handmade nature of this piece, it is as eco friendly as it is uniquely stylish. Each piece may vary slightly in color and texture, and we celebrate this.
People who work on this product: Dara, Srey Leak, Nearady. Learn moreabout the tonlé team and our fair trade production practices.
Modeled by: Carla, 5'5"
The impact your purchases from Tonlé make
At Tonlé, when they say every thread matters, they mean it. From the people who work on your clothing to using every single scrap of fabric that comes through our workshop, they care about every step in the process of getting a piece of clothing to your hands, and each person who touches it along the way. Tonle partnered with Greenstory to help quantify the impact of your purchases with Tonlé, which you can now see on each product page. Here is how we calculated the impact.
Producing a 220 gram t-shirt in a conventional manner uses the following avoidable resources:
- 2,700 liters of water, the average amount a person drinks over three years
- 151.2 g (1/3 lb) of chemicals and pesticides
- approximately 6 kilograms of carbon for manufacturing alone, almost 30 times the final weight of the t-shirt itself.
Creating cloth from scratch requires agriculture, fabric production and dyeing. These stages have massive CO2 emissions, water consumption, pesticides, and harmful chemicals associated with them. Our zero waste process of making of clothing from factory scraps eliminates these steps and avoids CO2 emissions, unnecessary water usage, and harmful pollution from dying and pesticides. Using recycled packaging and avoiding the use of single use plastics also significantly cuts back on our carbon footprint, and even reduces the shipping footprint because items can be packed more tightly.