Our aim is to workwith fabrics whichhave less of an impact on the environment and to be consciously aware of the ways in which we produce and manufacture. While we encourage our customers to think about making the change to using more sustainable threads, we also believe that choice is important, however, can sometimes be confusing and a little overwhelming. We are here to help!
When we first started our journey, we were accepting anything with the word ‘eco’ in front of it as sustainable, this is not always the case… we are continuously researching, learning and growing our knowledge in this area.
Generally, natural materials are more sustainable than synthetic.
Cotton is probably one of the most consumed fabrics all over the world and is super versatile and wearable. Unfortunately, a LOT of water is needed to grow, produce and manufacture cotton.
Organic Cotton is a bit better – it is grown without pesticides and chemicals and less water is used throughout the growing and manufacturing process.
In terms of cotton, a good alternativeis recycled cotton, which is made from post-industrial and post-consumer waste.It looks and feels the same and is a great way to cut down on fabric waste.
All of our Organic Cotton products are GOTS certified. The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is the worldwide leading textile processing standard for organic fibres, including ecological and social criteria, backed up by independent certification of the entire textile supply chain.The aim of the standard is to define world-wide recognized requirements that ensure organic status of textiles, from harvesting of the raw materials, through environmentally and socially responsible manufacturing up to labelling in order to provide a credible assurance to the end consumer.
Learn more about GOTS here : https://www.global-standard.org/the-standard/general-description.html
Linen is a textile made from the fibres of the flax plant.It not only feels fantastic, but it is also more environmentally friendly than many fabrics. Linen is very strong and absorbent, it is moth-resistant, bacteria resistant and fully biodegradable. Linen is easy to grow and does notrequire as much water as most other fabrics. Linen is breathable and comfortable to wear in hot weather.
Tencel – Tencel is a brand name for a set of fibres called Lyocell and Modal. It’s a cellulose fabric made from wood pulp. Tencel is super soft and has anti-bacterial properties, which makes it a really good choice for active wear. Tencel is 50 percent more absorbent than cotton and it requires way less water and energy to make. Tencel’s wood comes from sustainably grown forests all over the world. Although it does require some chemicals to manufacture, Tencel manufacturers have created a closed loop system, so any waste gets recycled back and used repeatedly. We can blend Tencel with other fabrics such as cotton. Tencel is our alternative for polyester.
For most bulk orders and back to school orders we can do recycled polyester and cotton fabrics as well.