Hi guys and I have another new ethical brand review for you today! Wimsy & Row is an LA brand that makes small batches of clothing in LA from deadstock fabric (which they called "recycled materials" but I think is more accurately described as deadstock). They are all about sustainability in fashion. In that way they remind me of Reformation (my one review of them here), but I like Whimsy & Row more because I prefer their styling. Reformation definitely skews young to me with their tight fitting dresses and short skirts, but W&R does a good job mixing it up. They make a great pair of wide leg cropped pants and I love their Lilah Crop top that I'm reviewing today. I first heard of them during my visit to West Coast Craft, which you can read about here.
I had never heard of W&R before West Coast Craft (WCC) so when I stumbled on their booth, I was intrigued to try on some of their stuff. I walked away with this Lilah crop in raw silk that I absolutely love. First of all, their raw silk quality is excellent and just as good as Only Child or Jamie + the Jones. But because it is deadstock raw silk, their price point is much lower than either of the other two brands. In fact this raw silk top only cost $68! I think that's such a steal. They do make this top in other deadstock materials as well like rayon, and for those I don't think the value is there since they are also priced at $68.
I'm wearing a size small here and I think it fits well, especially in the waist. It's hard to find a cropped top that kind of nips in and defines the waist, so when I saw this at WCC I knew I found a keeper. The shoulder are a bit wide but if I wear it with the crew neck in front, I find that I have no problems. Ah, also this top is reversible so you can wear it with the wide v-neck in front, but then I find it just a tad too open at the chest for me. You can see me wearing it reversed above.
I also love how the sleeves hang down a bit to give some coverage to the triceps. Since this top is quite cropped (I would say as cropped as my ES Petra Crop but not as cropped as my Only Child Alta top), I wear them with my highest waist pants or skirts.
Anyway let me know if you have any questions about the top or about Whimsy and Row in general. And definitely check them out if you're looking for responsibly made clothes sewn in LA from deadstock material!