Botanica Workshop

Photo by Ye Rin Mok and Crla Choy
Photo by Ye Rin Mok and Crla Choy

Botanica Workshop are a lifestyle brand focusing on underwear and loungewear made from organic and sustainable materials. The independent design studio established in 2014, was born from a need for responsibly produced intimate apparel with a quality designer aesthetic. The design studio strives to choose the most eco-friendly options possible, minimizing waste, they utilize recycled and second-hand supplies, and all garment samples are drafted, cut, and sewn by hand.  Partnering with local artisans and technicians Botanica Workshop create small production runs of well-crafted pieces a few times a year in Los Angeles, California.

Photo by Ye Rin Mok and Crla Choy
Photo by Ye Rin Mok and Crla Choy

The brands understated aesthetic is practical and playful with simple clean, functional lines. Fabrications include certified organic cotton, which is knitted domestically, silk produced in a local silk mill that supplies high-end fashion houses, and natural, high-quality synthetic trims, most of which are botanically or mineral dyed. Mindful local sourcing, sustainable manufacturing, and eco-friendly operation policies are central to the brands ethos. Favoring domestic manufacturing wherever possible as a vehicle with the potential to foster innovative production for small-scale businesses.

Photo by Ye Rin Mok and Crla Choy
Photo by Ye Rin Mok and Crla Choy

The name Botanica Workshop comes from a combination of concepts: “Botanica” representing the ecologically minded use of materials, and “Workshop” representing the experiential nature of designing and producing handcrafted goods. In just two seasons, the brand have gained a diverse following of incredible women, including industry tastemakers, celebrities, and key influencers. The brand is ever evolving and ever mindful of their “slow fashion” sustainable design practice.

Photo by Ye Rin Mok and Crla Choy
Photo by Ye Rin Mok and Crla Choy

Website: www.botanicaworkshop.com