We take sustainability very seriously. We are fully transparent about where our fabrics are sourced from and where and how our apparel is made. Our brand was designed to make our customers feel good from the inside out and here's how:
All of our Organic Cotton is certified by GOTS which stands for Global Organic Textile Standard. GOTS is recognized as the world's leading processing standard for textiles made from organic fibers. It defines high-level environmental criteria along the entire organic textiles supply chain and requires compliance with social criteria as well. Our scope certificate number is 170514. You can find the direct link to where we source our organic cotton on the GOTS database here: https://www.global-standard.org/public-database/search/database/search_result/26040.html
We only use low impact, fiber reactive dyes in our garments that are not harmful to the environment. This means that they our dyes do not contain any heavy metals or toxic substances. Recycled water is used in our dye facilities. The cotton absorbs over 70% of the dye which forms a direct link to the cotton fiber resulting in superior colorfastness and minimal run-off.
RPET stands for Recycled Polyethylene Terephthalate, or recycled PET. RPET is made from recycled polyesters, recycled plastics and pure, 100% organic cotton. 90% less water is used in the making of RPET clothing, dramatically decreasing the negative environmental impact. Our products that contain RPET yarn are made using recycled bottles. The amount of bottles used per garment may vary depending on style, weight and size.
HEMP AND BAMBOO:
Throughout growth and processing, hemp uses 75% less water than conventional cotton. The roots of the plant grow deep into the earth to preserve the topsoil and subsoil from erosion and keeps the soil healthy for years to come without the need to rotate the crops. The fabric yield is double the amount of conventional cotton.
Bamboo is silky smooth and soft to the touch while being naturally hypoallergenic. With some species growing more than 2 feet per day, the bamboo plant grows faster than any other plant, making it the most renewable. The bamboo fabric absorbs moisture really well and because of that, requires less dye than conventional cotton.
Both hemp and bamboo naturally do not require the use of fertilizers, herbicides or pesticides.
For the sake of full transparency, one should know that the process to make viscose hemp and bamboo is not the most environmentally positive, "eco friendly" process. In order to break down the wood like fibers to create a more soft and comfortable knit, some textile plants may use a chemical called caustic soda, which is commonly referred to as lye. Most textile factories now recycle the caustic soda to minimize the environmental effects and are making efforts to ensure the end to end process is environmentally sound. We source our bamboo and hemp from China and the factory has a chemical treatment system to reduce the amount of chemical pollutants that are returned to the environment.
Despite this process, we choose to support both bamboo and hemp because of their many agricultural benefits. We strongly believe that despite any flaws, the process far surpasses the practices of the fast fashion industry.
ALL our clothing is manufactured in the USA. Our manufacturer resides in NY. Our apparel is cut, sewn, picked and shipped by employees making a livable wage, in safe and comfortable working conditions. Some of our accessories are made in China. We've done careful due diligence to ensure the factories are site inspected and have even posted pictures of employees that we work with, so you can connect with the person who makes your products!