SUSTAINABLE STYLE BEGINS WITH THE RIGHT FABRICS
A healthy planet requires all individuals and companies to adopt a greener existence. We realize that the choices we make as a company affect the Earth and people around the world.
In 2002, we became a founding member of the Organic Exchange, a non-profit business organization focused on creating environmental and social benefits through the expansion of organic agriculture.
Our mission became clearer: helping the earth... one garment at a time. Today, over 75% of our styles use lower impact or sustainable materials.
Incorporating organic cotton into our business was the first step in our journey of sustainability. With the use of organically farmed cotton, we support avoiding the use of chemical pesticides, synthetic fertilizers and genetic engineering. We are able to track our organic cotton from the farm to our factories to ensure we are always working to reduce our eco footprint.
RAYON FROM BAMBOO
Bamboo grows incredibly fast, up to a foot per day and doesn’t require the use of pesticides, herbicides, chemical fertilizers or a lot of water. Rayon from bamboo is strong, naturally wrinkle-resistant and machine washable. It tends to be warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer, making it an incredibly versatile fabric.
MODAL, LENZING MODAL® & TENCEL ™ MODAL
Modal is made from the wood pulp of beech trees. It is soft, drapes and breathes well, and is very absorbent.
Lenzing Modal ® and Tencel ™ Modal have an even stricter ecologically friendly production process. This pulp is produced at the same site as the modal fiber itself - less transportation, means less resources used!
LENZING™ ECOVERO™ fibers are produced using renewable wood pulp. Lenzing purchases wood and pulp derived from responsibly managed forests and certified to come from sustainable sources. The manufacturing of LENZING™ ECOVERO™ fibers generates up to 50% lower emissions and water impact compared to generic viscose.
TENCEL ™ LYOCELL
Tencel ™ Lyocell is branded lyocell fibers, a form of rayon made from wood pulp and produced in an eco-friendly closed loop system. Tencel ™ Lyocell is more absorbent than cotton and softer than silk.
Recycled polyester is made of PET, commonly found in clear plastic water bottles. Recycling this material into fabrics prevents it from going into landfills.
Recycled cotton is repurposed manufactured cotton that would otherwise be headed to a landfill as waste. Most commonly attained from cotton fabric scraps in a factory setting, it is then reprocessed back into cotton fibers to be used again in manufacturing. Recycled cotton not only prevents materials from entering into landfills, but can also save natural resources and reduce pollution in agriculture.