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The Chrysalis Cardi

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From the boardroom to the beach to brunch, our Chrysalis Cardi can take you there. With 8 completely different styling options, this sustainable staple will help you refine your wardrobe without refining your options. Check our fit recommendation to choose the right size.

8 garments in 1! Thanks to the hidden hand-sewn metal snaps that hold your look together. This is our first ever design from Encircled, and truly a unique piece.

Comes with a belt made from sustainable fabric.

Includes a printed look book with instructions on how to wear each style.

Due to the stretchy soft fabric and customizable fit, see size chart to get your perfect fit.

Sustainable, ultra-soft opaque fabric.

Ethically-made in Toronto, Canada.

Encircled is proudly one the few Canadian-made Certified B Corporations that's woman-owned and women-operated. As a Certified B Corp, we uphold a higher standard of social and environmental ethics, accountability and transparency.

Ethically-Made Clothing

Encircled clothing is locally-made within 60km of our studio in Toronto, Canada at garment factories we vet for standards against our Ethical Code of Conduct checklist.

Local production in Canada means fair wages, safe working conditions, regulated time off, provincially funded health care and the right to unionize. Workers are protected by the Province of Ontario Employee Standards Act. We visit factories regularly, often weekly if not more frequenlty.

We prioritize working with local production on every component from labels, to zippers, to fabric due to the higher quality and standard of life offered to those who make the products locally in Canada.

Environmentally-Conscious

Low impact dyes that are free of harmful chemicals, and tested to be safe for your skin and safe for the workers harvesting, knitting and dying the fabric.

A large portion of our fabric (approx. 50%) is knit and dyed locally in Ontario, reducing our carbon footprint significantly.

Every fabric contains naturally-derived fibres that meet the highest standards of environmental sustainability. Read more on the Fabric below for each style.

Where noted, our fabrics are certified yarns, which means that they're sustainably-sourced in a way that honours the planet in the process.

Fit

FIT ADVICE

Petite: Perfect for women of any height from sizes (XS-M). The design will also work on women larger than this size but who just prefer a shorter silhouette when styled as the dress looks.

Medium: Perfect for women of any height from sizes (S-XL). The design will also work on women smaller than this size but who just prefer a longer silhouette when styled as the dress looks.

Maxi: Perfect for women of any height from sizes (M-XXL) or those with a broader frame in the hips or chest. The design will also work on women smaller than this size but who just prefer a longer silhouette when styled as the dress looks.

Model's Measurements

In Petite: Shannon, shown in Royal Blue, is 5’7”, size 0-2 . Isabel, shown in Plum Purple and Sapphire Blue, is 5'10", size 2-4. Daria, shown in Black and Navy Blue, is 5'5" size 0-2.

In Medium: Erica, shown in Navy Blue and Black, is 5’9”, size 4-6. Ashley in the Royal Blue is 5'7"/size 4-6. Kristi in the how-to videos is 5'9"/size 6-8 wearing size Medium.

In Maxi: Sheen in the Navy Blue Maxi and Plum Purple, is 5'8"/size 14-16. Chin in Black is 5' 9" size 10. Adriana in Cinammon is 6", size 4.

How to videos: Kristi is 5'9" and wearing the Medium Chrysalis Cardi.

Fabric & Care

Fabric

The fabric is a blend of Lenzing Modal® | Spandex

Modal is a naturally derived, plant-based fabric cultivated from beech-tree pulp which is sustainably sourced in Austria, and neighbouring countries. Modal is made through an environmentally-conscious process where 95% of water and materials used to make the fabric are recycled. The fabric is also OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 certified which means it is free of harmful chemicals. This soft and drapey fabric feels beautiful against your skin.
Snaps are made from high-quality, rust-resistant metal. They're lead-free, nickel-free and recyclable.

Care

We recommend that you hand wash the Chrysalis Cardi. Hang to dry or lay flat. You may put the Chrysalis Cardi (with snaps undone) in a mesh garment bag in the washing machine on the gentle cycle. Do not put in the dryer and do not dry clean.

Shipping & Returns

FREE SHIPPING ON ORDERS $200+ TO US & CANADA

We offer several shipping methods to get your orders to your door on time, and safely. If you want to upgrade package speed, insurance or tracking, please select an alternate method at checkout.

We aim to ship your order within 2 business days of ordering. However, during busy periods this may take longer. If you have selected faster shipping, your order will be shipped the same day.

EASY 30-DAY RETURNS & EXCHANGE

We offer a full refund on new, unworn merchandise provided that we are notified within 30 days of receipt of the product except for final sale/markdown items which are non-returnable.

We understand that sometimes things don’t quite work out. That’s why we offer a full refund or exchange on new, unworn merchandise provided that we are notified within 30 days of receipt of the product.

Reviews

Customer Reviews

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Amber T.
Versatile piece

I love the versatility of this cardi. It's so very soft! Can't wait to wear it all the ways for vacation!

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Jana A.
Lovely Transformable Item

I love my new Chrysalis Cardi. I bought it in Royal Blue and the colour is truly outstanding. It took me some time (and patience) to learn the different ways to style the garment, but now, it’s like second nature. The fabric itself is soft and smooth on the skin. I think I’ll be able to wear the Chrysalis Cardi for years to come as long as I remember to use my nails to separate the snaps, and wash it in cold water and hang to dry every time. Thank you, Encircled, for another stunning piece of clothing.

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Ingrid F.

I'm still trying to figure this piece--it is definitely a struggle. Your pictures look nice but so far I'm having trouble figuring out how to get to the different looks. I will keep trying:)

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Victoria M.
Love

Love. Very comfy very warm

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For the Greek diety within

I bought this because it's a chiton with buttons and sustainable fabric. The design is literally timeless and you can use it in any ancient style that is based on the toga. They list a few ways to wear it, but you can do many more styles than what they suggest.
You can go conservative or racy. Look up ancient Greek dress and you'll find several millenia worth of styles. The care is hand wash which makes it a somewhat high maintenance item, but my creped linen toga would also be a lot of work. I would like to have 1 or 2 extra sets of clasps but there is plenty to be done with the 6 you have.

High-quality, made here.

Effortless style, quality, comfort, ethics and (genuine) sustainability — we compromise nothing, so you don’t have to either. Proudly one of a handful of Women-owned certified B Corporations in Canada.

Easy, Stress-Free Returns

Not that you'll be returning these. Trust us. But if you do happen to get the wrong size, it's no biggie. Send back your items within 30 days to receive an exchange or refund, hassle free.

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