We've chosen the following fabrics because we believe they are the most sustainable options for what we are creating.
We fell in love with TENCEL™ at first touch. TENCEL™ fabrics are the core of our collections. It is a plant-based fiber with some out-of-this-world capabilities: it is moisture-wicking, durable, low-maintenance, and naturally inhibits the growth of bacteria. TENCEL™ fibers help to maintain the environmental balance by being integrated into nature´s cycle. The fibers originate from the renewable raw material wood, created by photosynthesis. The closed-loop production process of creating TENCEL™ fibers recycles process water and reuses the solvent at a recovery rate of more than 99%. The fibers are certified as compostable and biodegradable, and thus can fully revert back to nature. From their botanic origin to the low environmental impact of production, to eventual biodegradability on disposal, TENCEL™ fibers exemplify sustainability in the textile industry.
Linen is one of the most biodegradable and stylish fabrics in fashion history. Made from natural fibers (flax) - it is strong, naturally moth resistant, and does not require pesticides or chemicals like conventional cotton does. Linen can withstand high temperatures, and it absorbs moisture without holding bacteria. Since the flax fibers are long, linen fabrics have no pilling or lint issues.
Recycled materials, like our recycled polyester, divert trash from landfills and help give our waste a new life. Recycled polyester garments have all the benefits of using virgin polyester (durability, ease of care, and design benefits), without using new resources that have harmful effects on our planet. Recycled polyester not only contributes to the reduction of petroleum extraction, but it also consumes less energy than the regular method and allows for a much longer life cycle of the garment.
Our organic cotton is GOTS certified, meaning it has passed strict ecological and social criteria that is backed up by independent certification of the entire textile supply chain. Organic cotton is made from natural fibers, doesn't use pesticides or chemicals, and is biodegradable.
Better Cotton Initiatives cotton has all the same benefits as regular cotton, like – comfort and breathability, while promoting and encouraging sustainable practices. BCI cotton farmers focus on minimizing the use of harmful pesticides and lowering their water consumption.
Pima cotton is grown and hand harvested in Peru. By hand harvesting the cotton, it keeps its naturally soft hand feel, unlike industrial harvested cotton. Pima cotton is an extremely soft and durable fabric. Due to its long staples, it has a 50% longer lifespan than regular cotton. Pima cotton is highly pill resistant, so it stays looking new season after season.
Hemp comes from the Cannabis sativa plant. It is a strong and long-lasting fiber that is easy to care for and gets softer with every wear. While hemp will get softer over time, the fibers won’t degrade. Hemp is a fast growing, low-maintenance crop that requires little or no pesticides and can yield two and a half times that of cotton in the same size field. The fabric has various natural advantages such as warmth in winter, cooling in summer, and can even provide protection from UV rays.
Bamboo fibers come from the stem of the plant. It is a favourable material as it uses very little water in the growing process and no insecticides or herbicides. Much like other cellulose fibers, bamboo is soft to the touch, breathable, and easy to care for. Additionally, bamboo is antibacterial and hypoallergenic — excellent qualities for people with sensitive skin.
Modal is a semi-synthetic fabric that’s known for its top-notch comfort and breathability. Modal is a type of rayon made from high-quality cellulose derived from beech trees. While it uses similar production processes of unsustainable viscose rayon fabric, it does so with far less waste and chemicals involved using a closed-loop production process of recycling water and solvents.
Alpaca is considered to be one of the most ethical and eco-friendly wools. Alpacas are related to camels and most of the world’s alpaca population is still raised in their native habitat (in Peru, generally). Alpacas don’t destroy their environment in the way that other livestock does, and they’re more efficient eaters, too. Local Peruvian farmers generally respect these animals and raise them more humanely. In return, alpacas support local economies.
As we continue to take steps towards environmentally conscious design, we are committed to updating this page for your reference. We look forward to continuing to introduce more sustainable fibers and fabrics to our offering in upcoming seasons.