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Rhode Show Appearance

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An appearance in the Rhode Show morning show in Providence! Thank you, WPRI Providence for the warm welcome and the opportunity to showcase our Spring and Summer 2019 line! Click here to watch.

Hand-Sewn Pieces and their Benefits

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Typically, when anything is handmade, it takes time, effort, and attention to detail. These factors play a huge role in the quality of the finished product, ensuring that each component is perfect and each stitch is perfect At Lavanya Coodly, we are keenly aware of the importance of paying attention to even the smallest detail when it comes to clothing. This is why you will find that many of our hand-embroidered pieces also feature hand-stitching.

Putting the time into design and manufacturing pays off in the long run. On average, handmade pieces from high quality fabric tend to last far longer than machine-made, fast fashion. When a machine manufactures pieces in bulk with cheap fabric, weaknesses that the program or template of the machine simply cannot detect flaws. This is minimized greatly by the human eye and hand, where you can feel each thread, strength in a knot and control the speed of stitching and manipulate the fabric as needed. We believe that it is worth paying a slightly higher price for clothing that will last for years to come, rather than spending any money on something that will begin to deteriorate after a few washes. Make the most of your shopping experience by choosing pieces you know that will become a good investment- pieces that you can rely on to look good, feel good and wear well.

Typically, handmade pieces require high quality fabrics derived from natural resources. Rarely do you see them constructed from synthetic, less breathable fibers. Often, handmade pieces – like much of the selections offered in our store – are made from silk, cotton, linen, and wool. They will allow your skin to breathe and regulate your body temperature more effectively than synthetics and thus, provide comfort when you need it most. Cool cottons and linens for summer and warm wool and silks for winter are inviting season after season.

Another benefit of having pieces handmade is customization. At Lavanya Coodly, we offer Made to Measure option for many pieces in our selection, working closely with clients to bring their dream dress from sketch to reality. Brides may custom design their wedding gowns, bridesmaid dresses, mother of the bride dresses and even bring in the groom to be fitted by us. Know that your piece is one-of-a-kind and personalized in every aspect by our experienced and talented staff !

Handmade pieces last longer, have unique differences, are never repetitive and tell a story that is not only yours but that others cannot help but notice. What would you like your story to be?

Why You Should Care About Environmentally Friendly Dyes

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It’s difficult to find someone right now that doesn’t care at all about the environment. As our anthropological impact on the Earth is becoming increasingly apparent and finding ways to mitigate that are crucial. At Lavanya Coodly, we know this. This is why, we invariably incorporate environmentally safe dyes in as many of our designs as possible. Look good and feel good about what you wear, every day.

What are environmentally safe dyes, anyway?

Environmentally safe dyes are low-impact dyes that require less water to complete the dyeing process. These dyes also do not contain toxic, environment harming chemicals. Overall, this leads to the “low-impact” title because the impact on the environment is greatly reduced. By using less water in the rinse process, and allowing for less dye to run off into the water, less water is consumed overall and fewer chemicals have a chance to run off the fabric.

Here are two of our favorite pieces featuring environmentally friendly dyes. We added a few styling suggestions to make incorporating environmentally conscious items into your wardrobe easy!

One of our favorite enviro-safe items is our unisex Organic Shirt. This shirt is available in both indigo and cream, with 100% cotton fabric. Pair this breathable option with jeans or shorts, and wear either open or closed. This versatile piece is a go-to for anyone!

Show off a little skin with our Bralette and Shorts combo. The beautiful green pattern is hand printed using environmentally safe dyes. This outfit will definitely make a statement – wear them with white or nude open toe sandals and a light, white scarf to drape behind your shoulders to finish the look.

The Ruched Skirt is a sweet little piece, featuring a feminine floral print and ruffles along the side. This skirt pairs beautifully with a red, navy, or white blouse and simple pumps of a similar color. Wear this to work, lunch, or a daytime party. “

We love to offer suggestions but remember that you are always your best stylist!

Nicobar Isle, Inc. 115 Ronald Road Arlington, MA 02474 781-777-1256 (all inquiries)