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The Chrysalis Cardi

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"Fun, Flowy, Fashion! Great quality and versatile piece! Highly recommend. Customize to suit your personality, or occasion. Dress up, dress down. Beautiful fabric." - Sull

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.

Free Shipping on orders $200+

Sustainably-made in Toronto

Certified B Corporation™️

The 8 Ways to Wear The Chrysalis Cardi

The ultimate convertible travel dress, cardigan, scarf and more.

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: Farrukh, shown in Black, Cinnamon and Forest Green, is 5'3", size 2-4. 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 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 and Forest Green is 6", size 4.

How to videos: Kristi is 5'9" (Size 6-8) 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

HOLIDAY SHIPPING DEADLINES

CANADA: Canada Post XpressPost. Order by Monday, December 19th.

US: USPS Priority Mail Uninsured. Order by Thursday, December 15th.

UK & CENTRAL EU: PostNL/APC. Order by Thursday, December 1st.

REST OF EU: PostNL/APC. Order by Tuesday, November 22nd.

AUSTRALIA & NEW ZELAND: PostNL/APC. Order by Thursday, November 10th.

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Free shipping to US/Canada on orders $200+

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.

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.
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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.

Chrysalis Cardi FAQs

What size should I choose?

Check our size chart. If you're in between sizes, size up!

What does the fabric feel like?

The modal fabric is super soft, drapey and stretchy. It feels like a worn-in t-shirt but dressy! We use a certified blend of Modal that's sustainable sourced and free of harmful chemicals.

Why is the Chrysalis Cardi so expensive?

At Encircled, we believe in investing in quality over quantity in your wardrobe. The Chrysalis Cardi is just that. The fabric is sustainably-sourced and certified by OEKO-TEX 100 Standard. The Chrysalis Cardi also features hand-sewn snaps which is a very difficult and time-consuming process to apply. This makes it harder to see the snaps when wearing. The Cardi is also incredibly well-made by fairly paid sewing teams who are local to Encircled. We're proudly 100% made in Toronto, Canada. Lastly, the Chrysalis Cardi will replace at least 5+ pieces in your travel wardrobe, so if you think of the cost per wear, it will seem like an amazing value.

Does the belt come with the Chrysalis Cardi?

Yes, we include a belt made from the same fabric as the Chrysalis cardi. It's long enough to wrap and tie easily. Feel free to use it or replace it with your fav stylish belt for a different look!

How long is the Chrysalis Cardi?

Check out the size chart! Generally, it will hit at the knee length for all dress options.

How do I care for my Chyrsalis Cardi?

We recommend gentle wash, cold water with an eco-friendly, mild and fragrance-free detergent. Hang to dry. If they wrinkle, we recommend using a steamer, or an iron between a towel. If possible, put the Cardi in a lingerie or wash bag and undo snaps before washing.

How can I figure out how to wear all the looks?

The Chrysalis Cardi comes with an instruction booklet. We also have detailed videos on how to do each look here.

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A fantastic piece for travel

Diane, OuiinFrance.com

I have worn this amazing piece of fabric in more than 10 different ways, in more than 10 different countries.

Brie, TheTravelMedley.com

I love my Encircled Chrysalis Cardi and am already planning to bring it on my next big trip!

Caroline, HerPackingList.com

It was so flattering yet comfortable, which made me feel effortlessly confident.

Alex, TravelFashionGirl.com

For the versatility factor alone, I would highly recommend the Chrysalis Cardi.

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How to Wear Videos

How to do the Chrysalis Cardi looks step-by-step

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High-quality, made locally.

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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