Community Smock Pre-Order

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Community Smock Pre-Order

290.00

THE DESIGN

Simple and modern, our smocks are narrow at chest and back with exposed sides and large pockets at hips. It's entirely designed for practicality and effortless style. The pockets are large enough to carry phone, wallet, keys and more. It's pretty much the perfect piece for freedom-craving, pocket lovers.
Our sizing has changed. See Smock Size Guide below.

COMMUNITY CLOTH

This version of the smock is made from Community Supported Cloth, a Climate Beneficial™ Wool using fiber grown in Northern California by Lani’s Lana and woven by Huston Textile Company. Scroll down to learn more about the cloth.

WHO SEWS IT?

All GDS goods are currently designed, cut and sewn in our studio in Oakland by our founder and a few highly-skilled contracted sewers who are paid well above minimum wage for their work. With hand-finished seams and some tricky sewing, our smocks look as beautiful inside as they do on the outside.

PRE-ORDER DETAILS

The pre-order period runs from February 12 thru March 16. After this period, we’ll order the cloth and notify you of your delivery date. Community Smocks will ship in April.

QUICK SUMMARY

~ Pre-order by March 16
~ Designed for layering
~ Sewn in Oakland
~ Cloth made in Northern California

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DETAILS AND STORE POLICIES

SMOCK SIZE GUIDE

Smocks are easy to wear and super straight-forward when it comes to figuring out the right size. Just measure your hips at the fullest point over a bottom-layer like jeans, add at least 2 to 3 inches for wiggle room and see Hip Measurement below for your size. For example, let's say your hip measurement over jeans is 44". After adding 2 to 3 inches, your size would be Medium or Large if you're going for an oversized look. Feel free to contact us if you need a hand.

Measurements
Hip         XXS | 41"         XS | 43"         S | 45"         M | 47"        L | 49"      
XL | 51"

Length  XXS | 33"         XS | 34"         S | 35"         M | 36"        L | 37"       XL | 38"

Don't have a soft tape measure to take your measurement? Here's a little trick. Take a cord, such as a long shoe lace, wrap it around the fullest point of your hips from one end to whatever point they meet. Measure that segment against a flat ruler and you'll have your hip measurement! Measure twice for accuracy.

ABOUT THE CLOTH

The first fabric of its kind, Community Supported Cloth was developed with support from Fibershed, a nonprofit organization working to strengthen regional and regenerative fiber systems. The wool was raised in the Surprise Valley of California on a ranch that is building soil health and restoring the ecosystem, guided by a Carbon Farm Plan. With agricultural practices like compost application, tree planting, and well-timed sheep grazing, Lani's Lana is measurably sequestering carbon, improving the local environment and our global climate. Through carbon farming, Lani's Lana wool will effectively offset 6 to 9 times its own Greenhouse Gas emissions, and with a 3% donation to Fibershed's Carbon Farm Fund -- which directly activates these on-the-ground practices -- built into the cost of this cloth, this is a textile you can truly feel good about wearing. 

This 100% wool cloth is a completely US supply chain supporting family-owned mills like Jagger Brothers, in Maine, who spun the yarn, and Huston Textile Company, in California, who wove the fabric. Working with vintage, mechanical looms, Huston Textile Company is the only West Coast weaving operation of its kind, with a handcrafted touch and selvedge quality strength. Zero additives or finishing agents have been added to this cloth, for a fully traceable and farm-fresh fabric. Learn more at fibershed.com. Community Supported Cloth can be purchased by the yard by individuals, and is available at lanislana.com.

CARE INSTRUCTIONS

Follow these suggestions to extend the life of your garment. We recommend washing the Community Smock by hand in cold water. Treat spots and stains by soaking the smock for an hour and gently rubbing a little extra soap into areas needing that extra attention. Always air drying instead of tossing in the dryer. After washing, flatten any wrinkles by hand and dry flat. Windows and sunny areas are great places for air drying garments. Check out our Care Manuals for more details.

SHIPPING

All orders ship via USPS Priority Mail, which guarantees fast and safe delivery. Community Smocks ship in April 2018.

EXCHANGES

We understand that ordering online is super convenient, but sometimes less than perfect. If, when you receive your order, you find that it doesn't fit, please contact mail@gdsclothgoods.com within a week so that we can help you with an exchange. Contact us right away, within 48 hours of delivery if goods arrive damaged. We cannot accept exchanges on worn or washed goods.

The Bare Ranch where the wool is raised – photographed by Paige Green

The Bare Ranch where the wool is raised – photographed by Paige Green

Equipment at Huston Textile Company – photos by Paige Green

Equipment at Huston Textile Company – photos by Paige Green

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