Regenerated f rom wood cellulose, obtained f rom sustainable tree farms - no old growth forests, genetic manipulation, irrigation, or pesticides are used. The chemicals used to treat Tencel are nontoxic. They are treated in a closed loop process in which almost 99% of the solvents used are recycled. This method of manufacturing received the “European Award for the Environment” by the European Union. Tencel, cotton is compostable and biodegradable.
Is created from plastic PET bottles, such as clear plastic water bottles. These bottles that would otherwise end up in the ocean or landfill. Globally, 80 billion plastic bottles are produced annually and it takes 800 years for the plastic to biodegrade. Recycled polyester uses up to 53% less energy than normal polyester and reduces our dependence on petroleum - the main raw material used in polyester. Another benefit is that the garments created from recycled polyester can be recycled again and again with no degradation of quality, allowing us to minimize wastage. We acknowledge that micro plastics are released to the oceans when recycled polyester garments are washed so we advise a green dry clean or gentle hand wash with minimal water waste.
SUSTAINABLE ORGANIC COTTON
Utilizes non-genetically modified seeds, without the use of dangerous pesticides and chemicals, resulting in a healthier eco-system and environment. Importantly it uses 91% less water than regular cotton and produces less greenhouse emissions.
Viscose is made from regenerated cellulose derived from the wood in trees. Our viscose has been sourced from renewable forests that are neither ancient or endangered.
Derived from cellulose and cotton linter (the ultrafine silky fibres that stick to the seeds of the cotton plant after it’s been ginned that would otherwise be waste). Cupro uses the same closed loop production method as Tencel where 99% of non-toxic chemicals are recycled.
Linen is long lasting, recyclable and biodegradable. Linen leaves no waste and requires less energy, water and pesticide.
We strive to engage in low waste practices, with careful management of materials. We upcycle our own surplus fabrics and trims, that are re-used into new designs at the end of each season to be sold instore. By upcycling fabric, we aim to avoid manufacturing of new fabric and reduce landfill.
Gentle on the earth, hemp is organic, renewable and biodegradable, requiring very little water and only a small amount of land to cultivate. Hemp doesn’t require pesticides or herbicides. Hemp is also hypoallergenic and antibacterial. This fabric has undergone testing to verify no use of chemicals harmful to human health and the environment.
SEACELL + MODAL BLEND
SeaCell contains seaweed. Seaweed is renewable and carbon neutral. Seaweed is rich in vitamins, antioxidants, amino acids and minerals, soothing itchiness and reducing inflammation. Modal is made from Beech trees that require very little water to grow. Modal is breathable and ultra-silky to touch.
RECYCLED LUREX YARN
Lurex yarn is a sustainable approach to offering garments a metallic shine. It is manufactured with post-consumer recycled Polyester, which comes from plastic bottle waste and pre-consumer recycled Polyamide or Rayon that comes from yarn waste.
Eco- lycra is a material created from pre-consumer Lycra fibre waste blended with virgin polymer to create spandex that can be used in denim products. Its production process incorporates 20% recycled content.