The Long Sleeve Patchwork Dress’s story begins in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where the deadstock materials are initially sourced. Every piece of fabric used is carefully selected by Mary Kahle, the founder of KAHLE, who carefully selects excess and deadstock material from various garment district fabric stores. When sourcing materials, KAHLE prioritizes quality, always focusing on the composition and color of the fabric. Once the material is sourced, it is transported to Mary’s apartment in Philly where the production process begins. Every dress is responsibly handmade by Mary, embracing the nature of slow fashion as she ensures the utmost quality of each piece. By creating one-of-a-kind items and collecting any scraps or trims, Mary directly combats waste while producing this dress. Once your dress is completed, it is packaged (Mary is phasing into new eco-packaging) and dropped off at a shipment center headed straight to you. This dress has lived in 1 country, given new life to discarded fabric, and traveled hundreds of miles to earn a permanent spot in your wardrobe. We hope you love this dress and wear it with pride, knowing that you embody fashion and choose to better the planet with your conscious shopping choice.