We source all of our fabrics from within the United States. For our fabrics we use a blend of organic cotton & hemp, with RPET & bamboo.
Eco-Friendly Water Based Screen Print Dyes
• Thinner, softer printing (meaning no thick, bulky print on fabric)
• More environmentally-friendly
• Significantly more breathable
• Many varying aesthetics available, including vintage and hand-sketched looks
• Ink integrated into the fabric, rather than on top of it
• Less pressure needed when printing
Benefits of Bamboo fabric:
Why Blend Organic Cotton, Hemp, Bamboo and RPET?
The natural performance qualities in Hemp and Bamboo combined with the comfort of Organic Cotton and renewable RPET create the ultimate technical wear. Dress to impress, dress down, or dress to get out in the elements. Anyway you wear it, you'll be impressed.
Facts about rPET:
All of our fabric's ingredients are better for the environment and our bodies than the usual offerings. It was important to us that we made sure not only to incorporate eco-friendly materials, but also to make sure we made an effort to reverse the damage already done.
Low-impact dyes are dyes with a higher than average absorption rate (70%-80%, depending on the color). This means less water is required in the rinse process and less dye runs off in the water; therefore, the dyes have a lower impact on the environment. Low-impact dyes do not contain heavy metals (like chrome, copper and zinc), nor do they require toxic chemical mordants to fix them to the fiber. We use a natural clay dyeing process which starts with a pre-dye soaking bath for all of our garments. Next we place our garments in a dyeing bath consisting of our regionally sourced clay or low impact dyes to color our fabrics, we then transfer the garments to a setting bath which binds the clay to the fibers so that the colors of our naturally dyed garments remain in the garment. Lastly, we transfer to a finishing rinse to remove any excess clay
Wearing organic fabrics has a major positive impact on your health and the health of our planet.
What makes organic materials, like cotton, so much better than the conventional ones? Organic cotton is grown in a way that uses methods and materials that lessen the impact on our environment. A big effort in the organic movement is to use growing systems that replenish and maintain soil fertility and build biologically diverse agriculture. Organic cotton uses far less water too.
The main benefit of organic materials, however, is that the crops aren’t treated with pesticides, insecticides, herbicides and Genetically Modified Organisms. These toxins are harmful for farmers and workers, us as consumers, and entire wildlife eco-systems.
And yet, less than one percent of all cotton grown is organic. We can and must do better.
We strive to create high-quality, eco-friendly clothing in a sustainable manner and still make it close to home. We hope to continue pushing for innovation and change from inside of the industry! We thank you for supporting our business and helping us to further this goal.