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Our Story

Dagny started from a seemingly simple quest to find a stylish, yet sustainable dress. Founder and creative director, Christina Castle, searched for a responsibly-made dress that was as fashionable as it was practical, and came up empty-handed. Existing sustainable brands only offered styles that were either too skimpy or too frumpy, too boring or too expensive. 

Christina founded Dagny for women who, like her, want to dress responsibly, but without compromising their unique style, love of colour, and high standards for tailored fit and luxury fabric. Dagny, which means "new day" in Scandinavian, offers women a collection of beautifully designed, consciously sourced, and ethically made garments.

With almost a decade of industry experience, Christina has an expert eye for design, fabric, and fit. After graduating from Parsons School of Design in New York City, Christina designed for Mara Hoffman, Tucker by Gaby Basora, and Haute Hippie in NYC, and later for Vilshenko and Paloma Blue in London. As the Design Manager of Mara Hoffman, Christina spearheaded sustainable design and fabric initiatives, learning the value of responsible fashion and the damage of traditional industry practices.