The story behind every Gaâla piece begins as a treasure hunt...
Today, more than 120 billion dollars worth of high-quality, unspoiled surplus fabric from fashion houses is being stored while waiting to be thrown into landfills or incinerated. This excess fabric is known as deadstock.
This is where we come in as “treasure hunters”. Our travels take us worldwide, discovering new cultures and ateliers while perusing through endless rolls of these beautiful, diverse textiles, selecting & giving them a second life.
The search for fabric fuels creativity and our collections are primarily inspired by the fabrics we rescue. Due to the limited nature of deadstock, designs often can not be reproduced again in the same fabric. This means that each Gaâla garment is unique and one-of-a-kind.
Here are just a few examples of some of the beautiful fabrics that give life to our designs.
Blue flax flowers adorn the modern coat of arms of Belarus, where linen has been the basis of Belarussian culture for centuries. This breathable and lightweight natural fiber requires little water consumption to grow. Across its lifecycle, a linen garment uses 6.4 liters of water, making it one of the most environmentally sustainable fibers to produce and is as gentle on our bodies as it is on our planet.
Revered in China as the "colorful clouds in the sky," Hangzhou, a province in China, is renowned for its crepe silk cultivation. Luxuriously soft to the skin's touch, this lightweight fabric's absorbability makes it comfortable for warmer weather.
Crepe silk requires skilled tailors with many years of experience as it is a delicate and challenging fabric to work with. Still, the results are beautiful, elegant garments that will retain their soft and airy qualities for years to come with a bit of love and care.
Handpicked from luxury fashion house surplus in France and Italy. This trans-seasonal fabric adapts itself to your body’s temperature, adjusting itself to both the heat and the cold. One of the most durable of all the natural fibers, wool ensures its wearer longevity and is a renewable resource that is kind on our planet.
Silk Charmeuse comes from the French word meaning "female charmer." This luxurious yet durable fabric is relatively heavyweight compared to other silks, thanks to its insulation properties that keep you cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
Our silk charmeuse garments have a small percentage of elastane, which luxurious, comfortable movement with some stretch.
Cotton has been a rich and vibrant touchstone of Turkish culture for centuries. At once lightweight and durable, Turkish cotton is renowned for becoming softer and stronger after frequent washes.
Our premium quality cotton comes from a small, family-run business in Istanbul. They save their limited quantity surplus fabrics for us to reuse and give a second life.
Tencel is made from sustainably sourced wood and is a highly versatile fabric. In addition to its environmentally friendly aspects, Tencel is incredibly soft, hypoallergic, odor-resistant, and itch-free, making it a popular choice for those with sensitive skin or allergies.