We are Sleeping Gypsy
— a sustainable label, crafting unique dresses with soul. Our Inspiration comes from the Ukrainian heritage of Vyshyvankas to which we add a modern twist. Stitched partly by hand, some garments take over 3000 meters of embroidery threads to produce and several days to complete. Our embroidery patterns are made by local artists, each motif tells a story and conveys a worldly sentiment, making each garment truly unique. In Slavic culture Vyshyvanka has always had a significant spiritual meaning and dresses were passed on from mother to daughter. It is traditionally believed to ward off evil and keep the wearer safe from harm.
3000 meters of embroidery threads
36 hours to create
6 hands to complete each dress
We believe that our world doesn't need more clothes... It needs better clothes. Our craftsmen master Centuries-old dressmaking techniques and use a no-waste approach to pattern making. Today all of our garments are made from local linens.
Linen is made from flax, it is one of the best natural fabrics available. It is strong, breezy, anti-bacterial, and so gentle to your skin and the planet. Linen uses very little water, and emits a quarter of the carbon as cotton per pound of fiber. Our linen is made in mills that are Oeko-Tex 100 certified.
Strong, breezy, anti-bacterial, gentle linen
Your purchase will be delivered in a beautiful, durable box, created from recycled paper. They are durable for a reason, we encourage you to reuse it after the purchase. You can store clothes in them and enjoy how great they look in your wardrobe. Also if your purchase is a gift you will not need to spend time on packaging as we have taken a good care of it.
Reuse boxes after purchase
#SGmuse buys consciously and cares about herself and the planet. She is not afraid to stand out in her style or her thoughts.