About West Road

A curated collection consciously designed to minimize the environmental impact of your daily needs. West Road marries consciousness with luxurious comfort and enduring style. Sustainably and ethically handmade in Los Angeles.

 

A LOCAL COLLABORATION

Prior to forming West Road Alma and Jeanell had met while walking with their young daughters in a small college town in Southern California. Their love and admiration for clothing brought them close together and ignited many discussions of where they saw and had hoped fashion would go. The two began a journey born of all the many discussions exploring ways to minimize waste and create more timeless art that felt good to wear.

Meet the Founders

 

About West Road

Our Fabric

Our pieces are made of 100% washed silk. Washed silk is produced by washing the silk with the addition of sand or stones. This process changes the finish of the traditional silk by removing the shine and may remove some of the color.

Leaving fast fashion in the past, West Road garments are casual elegance that is sustainable and easy to care for. Unlike traditional silk, our pieces can be machine washed without any regrets.

Silk is a natural, biodegradable, and long-lasting fabric. Silk uses less water, chemicals, and energy than many other fibers. Because of its natural protein structure, silk is the most hypoallergenic of all fabrics.

An all-climate fabric, silk is warm and cozy in winter and comfortably cool when temperatures rise. Its natural temperature-regulating properties give silk this paradoxical ability to cool and warm simultaneously.

Silk is highly absorbent and dries quickly. It can absorb up to 30% of its weight in moisture without feeling damp. Silk will absorb perspiration while letting your skin breathe.

In spite of its delicate appearance, silk is relatively robust and its smooth surface resists soil and odors well.

While silk abrasion resistance is moderate, it is the strongest natural fiber and, surprisingly, it easily competes with steel yarn in tensile strength.

 

Our Process

To minimize waste and the environmental impact of fashion, each West Road piece is hand made in Los Angeles and made to order. Orders ship in 3-4 weeks.

 

About West Road