Our #1 priority is environmental responsibility. Though no fabric is completely impact-free, we do our research and only choose fabrics that are vegan, on the leading edge of innovative sustainability (meaning avoidance of the depletion of natural resources in order to maintain an ecological balance), and dyed with low-impact dyes to conserve water. This often means our fabrics take a long time to find and are more expensive. But it's a priority we're sticking to.
As 80% of the environmental strain of fabric occurs at home after the garment has been purchased, we recommend washing as little as possible, washing on cold, and hanging to dry whenever possible.
CUPRO: Our Cupro is sourced from the Asahi-Kasei mill in Japan. The mill strives to be zero waste and recycles nearly all of its waste water. Cupro is made from the part of the cotton plant that is normally discarded and is considered an eco-friendly fiber. Our Cupro is also dyed with low-impact dyes which use less water than traditional methods of dyeing. Our Cupro garments are unlined but are thick enough to not be see-through (though you may want a slip underneath the citrine and light blush colors for complete modesty).
ORGANIC COTTON CREPE We've always loved the feel and texture of silk noil, and searched high and low for a formidable vegan replacement. With this organic cotton crepe, we've finally found it. This 100% organic cotton fabric has a soft and drapey hand and a nubby texture, like your favorite vintage cotton caftan that's been washed a million times. If you don't care for how stiff/wrinkly linen can be, this is the fabric for you. At a mid-weight 4.7 oz, it's a wonderful fabric for summer.
HEMP ORGANIC COTTON DENIM: Our hemp denim is mid-weight (6.2 oz) and a beautiful deep indigo shade. This fabric is a bit soft and drapey instead of rigid, which you might expect from a denim. Hemp is an incredible eco-friendly material and is the first plant ever to be used for textiles thousands of years ago. It requires no pesticides or herbicides. Hemp is also the most durable of all natural fibers and gets softer with use but retains its shape. Please note that due to the natural dyeing, some variations of color may appear in the fabric, but we think this adds to it's uniqueness.
HEMP ORGANIC COTTON STRIPES: This gray micro stripe is the hemp fabric of our dreams! It's lightweight (4 oz) - perfect for warmer weather and layering - but not so light that it's see-through.
TENCEL: Tencel is the trademarked name of a fabric known as Lyocell. While there are many forms of Lyocell, Tencel specifically is produced at the Lenzing mill in Austria, which carries the Oeko Tex 100 certification, indicating it contains no harmful substances. Tencel is made from eucalyptus trees grown on farms -- no old growth forests are harvested, and no pesticides are used. The solvents and chemicals used in processing are considered non-toxic and are 99.5% recycled.
RAYON / LINEN: Our rayon is produced from reconstituted Tencel and Modal Fibers, and when blended with linen makes for an exquisitely soft + strong mid-weight fabric. This fabric is dyed with low impact dyes and is sourced from Japan.
MODAL: Modal is produced from reconstituted pulp from sustainably-harvested beech trees, making it a great eco-friendly fabric option. It is 50% more water absorbent than cotton, resistant to shrinking and pilling, wonderfully soft, and easy to care for.