Who is behind the label?
My name is Jessica Silversaga, I founded my sustainable slow fashion label in August 2019.
I have been sewing my whole life but also collecting 1900s to 1940s clothing.
I have always felt passionate about by the quality of vintage clothes and how they could be handed down through generations.
The beautiful fabrics, the craftsmanship and details, are essentially what I wanted to create with my own label.
A collection of clothes with a romantic historical sensibility to them, made with love out of organic fabrics.

Photo by Lina Sköld / Norrtelje Tidning

How do I feel about clothes and what makes me passionate about them?
I believe that garments can be empowering to the person who wears them.
That they can make you feel as beautiful and special as the hand made clothing that you are wearing.
My wholeheartedly idea is that we should consume less (and invest in quality when possible) to reduce our environmental impact.
The clothes we wear plays an important role of how we see ourselves, and the world.

What is your background?
I have been a vintage seller and personal shopper for over a decade.
I am a fashion and art photographer by profession.
I learned how to sew and pattern drafting by myself, and some classes at Tillskärarakademin in Stockholm.
I am inspired by the silhouette of womenswear through the 1840s to the early 1940s.
I was born and raised in the north of Sweden, and now live in a 1880s house in the forest. This is where I dream and create clothes.

What inspires you?
Strong women of past and present.
Statement sleeves.
Nature, flowers and wild life.
The love of my life.

Photo by Lina Sköld / Norrtelje Tidning

How do you source fabrics?
I only work with natural fibers. My favorites are cotton, rayon, tencel, wool and linen.
I source materials as local as possible and use OEKO-TEX® certified fabrics, a certification for natural organic fibers.
The prints are especially made for my label, and inspired by the prints and textures of vintage fabrics.

What is your mission?
To inspire and empower other women.
To have a discussion about fast fashion versus slow fashion.
To encourage people to choose quality and support small business owners.
To share my love for vintage designs and to celebrate the beauty of individuality,
mother nature and femininity.

Jessica Silversaga

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