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Originally Posted by kashmir View Post

Epaulet almost always have decent materials but the dorkiest of shapes. Those chelsea boots...

I saw henrich dinckelacker in kyoto a few years back, they are crazy awesome.

And absurdly expensive in Japan. 110,000 yen for 500 Euro shoes.
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How come there is no Saint Lauren show in Paris and Marc Jacobs presentation in Milan this season?
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Saint Laurent has been moved to LA. Sorry California!
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Saint Laurent has been moved to LA. Sorry California!

So Hedi is showing during LA fashion week?
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Preeeeeetty sure that was a joak bro.
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It's not LA Fashion week that's why I said that … nothing on the schedule for March or October for YSL/SLP.
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Hi all - I'm Bobbin (1/2 of STORY mfg.). I'm not sure what the rules are on positing as someone from a brand so this may or may not be allowed but I wanted to drop in and address some of the things I've read here because I can't stand it when brands bow out because they feel like they're above discussion.

 

Firstly, we say we use natural dyes 'wherever possible' simply because on occasion we use deadstock fabric or materials that were not originally made using natural dyes. Everything we make from scratch we naturally dye - but we are also keen on recycling what's available and we didn't want to tell porkies.

 

Secondly the notion that we are in a dream world is kind of what we've been told since we came up with the concept - we've been told every step of the way that what we want isn't possible (or sensible) so we may come across that way. We've been using the motto 'slow made' since the start not because of any relation to slow food - but simply because everything takes aaaaaaaaages - it was the shortest, sharpest way to get our message across.

 

As for taking our word for anything - you're more than welcome to come along with us to where we make anything - we invite people all the time! It's impossible to get EVERYTHING into an 'about us' page and sure it's hard to verify things on the face of it but if you follow us on IG, email us or talk to us any other way you'll see it all for yourself. You can email me directly b@storymfg.com whenever you like - I always reply (unless you're asking to collab...)

 

We aren't for everyone - I know. We've built a little brand that we made for us and it chimes with others sometimes so we're carrying on! I understand the scepticism and I'm a skeptic too - all I can say is we're not trying to pull one over on anyone. 

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Sounds reasonable to me.
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Hi all - I'm Bobbin (1/2 of STORY mfg.).

Hey you're here, hope I didn't misrepresent you or your brand too much, just wanted to share the cool stuff you do and then the whole thing took a different turn redface.gif
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what does it even mean to say natural vs chemical ? squeezing tyrian purple out of sea snails and fermenting woad ??
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That's a good question - it's something that as time has gone on I've realised is much more of a difficult thing to talk about. Simply, we use dye from natural sources like plants and some minerals but I do agree that they are technically "chemicals" What I think we might have to do is think of some way of making that clearer - when it comes to industry it's a clear concept and asking if something is "natural or chemical" cuts to the heart of things.
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How come there is no Saint Lauren show in Paris and Marc Jacobs presentation in Milan this season?

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Originally Posted by kashmir View Post

Epaulet almost always have decent materials but the dorkiest of shapes. Those chelsea boots...

I saw henrich dinckelacker in kyoto a few years back, they are crazy awesome.

The chelseas actually look nicer in person than in the product photos, which for some reason make them look all blobby and shapeless (product . They're not as sleek as SLPs by any means, but not that far off from some of the MMM or Buttero lasts I've seen, or from the last CP used to use for their chelseas in some older seasons for that matter (it looks like the CP ones have gotten sleeker as of late).
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Originally Posted by Bobbin View Post

That's a good question - it's something that as time has gone on I've realised is much more of a difficult thing to talk about. Simply, we use dye from natural sources like plants and some minerals but I do agree that they are technically "chemicals" What I think we might have to do is think of some way of making that clearer - when it comes to industry it's a clear concept and asking if something is "natural or chemical" cuts to the heart of things.

I like the look of the clothes (although the lack of XL would be a problem for me) and I like the idea of naturally dyed products that use traditional techniques... but. I think the site would benefit from further detail. On a website you're not limited to how much detail you can put about the products - you can really explain the added value you get with the brand. The dyeing articles are great, but they leave so much out - where is the cotton sourced - the cotton growing industry still uses child labour in some parts of the world. What mordants are used in the dyeing process - some mordants used in 'natural dyeing' are pretty nasty, and how is the left over dye disposed of? Natural dyeing can use huge amounts of water and can cause discolouration of rivers and a great deal of environmental damage. How you've overcome these problems should be part of the brands value. No product is going to have an entirely neutral environmental impact, but you need to go beyond 'it's natural therefore it's better'.
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