Shelly Xu Design (SXD) is about maximizing beauty using minimalism. Our designs work for you and our planet, so you don’t have to work hard to look and feel your best. We create artful, versatile and functional pieces that not only produce no waste but also reduce the waste left by the fashion industry.
As a child, Shelly sat on a refrigerator to dine with her parents in a 70 sq ft home. The space could only fit one table or one bed at a time, so Shelly learned to rearrange furniture throughout the day to make living work. That was when she first began to explore creativity under constraint, the same principle that maximizes the beauty of SXD clothing under resource constraints.
Each SXD design starts with deadstock or remnant fabric. We “unwaste” fabric that would have gone to landfill by using them for our original designs.
In contrast to traditional clothing designs that leave 10-30% of the fabric as unusable scraps, we design with clean, minimal cuts that produce no fabric waste.
We believe that no matter how sustainable a piece of clothing is, if it doesn’t get worn and loved, it’s just waste. So we only begin production once we have received your order.
We produce our designs by partnering with local seamstresses, who allow us to meet your demand accurately and efficiently. We actively seek out skilled seamstresses in our communities to provide them with fair pay and job opportunities.
Once a garment is complete and quality checked for durability, we deliver it to you using high quality, reusable packaging.
The best circular economy stays with you, our customer. We design our pieces to be worn and loved over and over again. All SXD designs are made with versatility in mind. We test each piece on people of multiple sizes to make sure that the design fits you even if your body changes. We work to offer you timeless style, comfort and functionality.