modern uniform - responsibly designed

Dal the Label

philosophy

dāl embodies a fresh and timeless understanding of the female form. Draping fabrics and striking silhouettes clothe the modern woman in her purest essence.

The creative force at the helm of dāl, founder and designer Dana Mortada welcomes a streamlined point of view on the art of garment making.

Meticulous craftsmanship, consciously selected fabrics, and functional design compose the nature of our luxury womenswear. Collections explore and champion the versatility of today’s woman and her multidimensional lifestyle.

mission

dāl is more than a brand; it is a community and a promise.

The fashion industry has arrived unfashionably late to the climate crisis. We seek now to contribute to a new moment for our art by increasing transparency in our supply chain and refocusing our efforts on local, conscious production.

ethos

Timeless, grounded, and responsible- dāl’s foundations are built off a regenerative philosophy that places artistry, fashion, and commerce inside a circular, sustainable business model.

We understand that the resources and practices we use have considerable impact on the greater world around us.

We know that a true brand can only be built off a consciousness towards others and a devotion to the environment we share.

environmental welfare

From manufacturing, to sourcing, to distribution- we are placing the health of our planet at the forefront of our craft, without ever compromising quality. By working exclusively in minimum order quantities and abstaining from bulk order practices, we have made a commitment to reduce our carbon footprint to the lowest levels possible.

We will continually expand our partnerships with multiple sustainability focused companies, and plan to soon begin the inaugural steps of reaching the important ethical goal of receiving B Corporation certification. 

dal the label - eco packaging

packaging

Keeping eco-consciousness at the core of our packaging is as important as sourcing sustainable materials for our clothing. All dāl packaging utilizes FSC certified materials, as well as acid free, soy-based, and compostable inks. We understand that the resources and practices we use have considerable impact on the greater world around us.

We know that a true brand can only be built off a consciousness towards others and a devotion to the environment we share.

manufacturing

dāl works exclusively with small factories based in our home of Los Angeles, remaining diligently hands-on throughout the manufacturing process and exercising quality control on both product and ethics. We prioritize local mills that omit synthetic materials and harmful compounds.

All labor practices and wages instituted by dāl meet or exceed modern standards, because we know that environmental care can not be held separate from economic equality.

materials

Materials used by dāl are eco-conscious, sustainably sourced, and quality forward. We acquire all materials locally to reduce shipping emissions and support our communities.We utilize GOTS dyes and work in tandem with a local Los Angeles dye-maker who shares our sustainability focus. Core fabrics we work with:

Pure Linen

100% Organic Cotton

Tencel Lyocell

Recycled Nylon