SPACE SCARVES: Slow Factory and the World Wildlife Fund have joined together to release a limited-edition set of sustainably produced silk scarves. Each “Petit Atlas” scarf, hand-printed and finished in Como, Italy, features high-resolution NASA imagery of some of the earth’s most unique endangered wildlife and natural land formations.

Slow Factory has committed to donating 10 percent of the proceeds from the 1,000-scarf collection to vital WWF ocean and forestry projects, timing the project to coincide with Earth Day on April 22. All Slow Factory scarves are made by a fair trade, family-owned Italian business using 100 percent silk twill. All dyes and inks used in the printing process are eco-friendly, and all imagery is sourced and licensed exclusively from NASA image files. Slow Factory is part of Manufacture New York, a hybrid fashion incubator and factory for independent designers that’s housed in the Manufacturing Innovation Hub for Apparel, Textiles & Wearable Tech in Brooklyn.

This story first appeared in the April 3, 2015 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.

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