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L.A. Entrepreneur Creates Dresses From Deadstock Fabrics

Christy Dawn Petersen, an L.A.-based entrepreneur, creates limited-edition dresses from deadstock fabrics for her brand Christy Dawn.

Christy Dawn Petersen, an L.A.-based entrepreneur, creates limited-edition dresses from deadstock fabrics for her brand Christy Dawn. All of her dresses are shipped via a wooden box instead of a polyurethane bag, adding to her sustainability approach.

While dresses are her brand’s focus, Peterson is designing jackets and pants made from deadstock fabrics for the winter season.

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Christy Dawn Petersen, model turned entrepreneur, is making dresses out of deadstock fabrics.

This LA-based dressmaker has built a brand out of deadstock fabrics -- yes, the stuff designers and manufacturers leave behind on the sewing table. Routinely, manufacturers buy 10% extra fabric. However, that 10% adds up quickly when it’s for every style in a collection; some brands have more than three dozen styles in a seasonal collection. Some estimate that there are 40 billion square meters of leftover textiles worldwide each year.

Christy Dawn Petersen, a model-turned-entrepreneur, used $20,000 of her savings to launch a brand that would create limited edition pieces using only deadstock. Four years ago, when she launched Christy Dawn few brands were focused so deeply on deadstock fabrics and sustainability.

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