We use natural fibers like silk, hemp, linen, cotton, etc. Natural fibers are a healthier choice because of its “breathability.” Thanks to natural ventilation, silk and cotton fabrics reduce skin irritation and hemp has natural anti-bacterial properties - who knew? We also always opt organic for cotton and whenever possible for everything else, all of which are Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certified. It is a more responsible choice, both environmentally and socially. Opting organic avoids the use of harmful chemicals, pesticides, and genetically modified seeds; as well as significantly reduces water pollution that results from conventional production practices. Working with the natural cycle of nature rather than against it, promotes better and healthier working conditions for farmers. Natural fibers are a renewable resource and 100% biodegradable at the end of their lifecycle, making them a more sustainable choice - it’s a no brainer!
We use forest-friendly cellulosic materials like Cupro, a soft and silky yarn made in Japan from reclaimed cotton linter. Cotton linters are the short fibers that enfold cottonseeds – a part of the plant that is normally wasted during cotton production. These are gathered, cleaned, and transformed into pure cellulose that is ready to be spun and woven into new fabrics. Though we love our natural organic cotton material, we also believe in leaving no fiber behind! In addition, some of our Cupro materials are blended with Modal – a man-made fiber manufactured by the Austrian company, Lenzing. Modal is made with reconstituted cellulose from beech wood trees, through a production process that uses a non-toxic solvent that is washed from the fiber and purified for re-use. The unique beech wood tree is incredibly resistant to pests and environmental damages, requiring no artificial irrigation or planting on our end to multiply and continue self-growing. Talk about rejuvenation at its finest!
These fabrics are made by processes that convert waste into reusable material. We use regenerated PET fibers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, as well as our dependency on petroleum. By using recycled polyester, we also help keep plastic waste out of landfills, which can take up to 1000 years to biodegrade! Not only that, but it also has a lower carbon footprint and uses much less water to produce than virgin polyester. The materials we use are made from post-consumer waste products that have been spun into fine fibers and then woven into fabrics, all of which are Global Recycle Standard(GRS) certified. We partnered with our mills to use these regenerated yarns to develop woven fabrics, lace, and trims that remain soft against the skin and comfortable to wear. We also strive not to add to the growing landfills and support garment recycling when clearing up closet space. So, as an added bonus, our regenerated PET material scan be re-recycled back into new products – creating a closed loop system! In our opinion, sustainability can’t get better than that.