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Made with locally sourced and upcycled materials, Stormie Dreams is a women’s clothing and accessories shop featuring velvet tops, silk rompers, dresses from repurposed vintage patterns, and bags made of recycled PET plastic.
In addition to transparency of their ethical standards and sourcing, Stormie Dreams partners with Santa Claus Inc., a non-profit that provides necessities yearlong to families in need in their local San Bernardino County. With every purchase on their site, Stormie Dreams donates sustainably-made children’s clothing and surplus fabric to Santa Claus Inc, which also helps them to achieve their zero-waste implementation.
Co-founder Pattie Benavides started out in manufacturing, and saw firsthand the amount of waste the fashion industry can produce. “What was originally inspired by a childhood dream to create a fashion brand that mirrors a sincere passion for the fashion industry was soon taken over by a need to change the toxic norms associated with the industry.”