Material selection can have unintended consequences. That is why we use sustainable fibers and supply fabric options that look good, feel good and do good in the world.
Our core fabric options include:
- Organic Cotton Jersey
- ECOlyptus and ECOlyptus blends, including denim and performancefabrics
- Organic Cotton & Spandex Jersey
- Organic Cotton 2×1 Rib
- Repreve Polyester & Spandex Jersey
- Repreve Polyester Sport Mesh
- Repreve Polyester Interlock
- Organic Cotton Interlock
- Organic Cotton Fleece
- Organic Cotton French Terry
- Organic Cotton Sweater Knits
- Recovertex Fleece
- Recovertex French Terry
- Recycled Cotton & Polyester Blend (Ferre)
.. this list continues to grow, we provide on the ground support in implementing new innovative fabrics
You’re not just what you eat, you are what you wear. We believe pesticides cause more harm than good, which is why we are committed to GOTS-certified organic cotton products. Organic cotton uses less water and less energy than its conventional alternative. It’s safer for our farmers, our bodies, and the Earth that sustains us.
Fun Facts About Cotton:
- Conventionally grown cotton consumes nearly 20% of the world’sinsecticides and more than 10% of the world’s pesticides. The runoff fromthese chemicals does irreparable damage to the soil and contaminatesnearby groundwater. Organic cotton, as regulated by the USDA, is grownwithout any harmful chemicals.
- In most of the world, cotton is harvested by hand. This means thatthe workers at conventional cotton farms are exposed to carcinogenicpesticides and insecticides that have been sprayed on the crop—thoughinhalation, skin contact and ingestion. Organic cotton eliminates exposureto these toxins. Our GOTS certification also means that through our wholesupply chain, workers are guaranteed safe working conditions and are paidfair wages.
- Skin is the body’s largest organ. We absorb all kinds ofenvironmental toxins through our pores. By wearing clothing made withorganic cotton, you can avoid exposure to toxic chemicals present inconventionally-grown cotton.
- Organic cotton, especially regenerative organic cotton, diversifiesfarmers’ income stream with crop rotation, reduces soil erosion, uses lesswater, decreases fossil fuel emissions, fosters fair treatment of workers,and reduces our carbon footprint by way of carbon sequestration in thesoil.
Polyester is made with coal and petroleum, finite resources requiring massive amounts of energy to produce it, so Repreve uses recycled plastic bottles from landfill instead. The PET (Polyethylene terephthalate) bottles are first collected, sterilized, dried, crushed, and turned into small bits. The bits are later passed through a spinneret to form strings of yarn; this yarn is later wound up in spools and then passed through a crimping machine to create a fluffy texture. Finally, the yarn is baled, dyed, and knitted into polyester fabric. This process takes up to 50% less energy than normal polyester.
Our soft, breathable proprietary cellulosic fiber from Lenzing Tencel is made from the pulp of eucalyptus trees in an efficient, closed-loop system. Our eucalyptus grows with little water on managed FSC-certified tree farms in South Africa. ECOlyptus is both biodegradable and hypoallergenic, but is not to be confused with bamboo fiber, also derived from wood pulp, but requires toxic chemicals to strip the bamboo and wastes an exorbitant amount of water. Our ECOlyptus has a luxurious texture and soft handfeel, meeting the consumer’s growing demand for comfort.
Recover fabric is made from recycled cotton textile scraps blended with rPET fibers. Sorted and spun by color, recover yarns are idea for closing the loop in fashion. To learn about their innovative recycling process, read more here.