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Our Fabrics / Dyes / Prints

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 

Why Hemp?

  • Hemp clothing absorbs and releases perspiration quickly and breathes well
  • Hemp clothing absorbs dye easily and retains color well
  • Hemp clothing holds up to repeated washings and never needs dry cleaning
  • Hemp clothing is naturally anti-microbial
  • Hemp clothing is resistant to mold and mildew
  • Hemp fabric gets softer, the more it's washed and worn

Bamboo

 

Benefits of Bamboo fabric:

  • Antibacterial - keeps you odor free and feeling and smelling fresh
  • Highly sweat absorbent (Pulls moisture from skin for evaporation - moisture wicking) - keeps you dry
  • Powerfully insulating - keeps you cooler in summer and warmer in winter
  • One of the softest fabrics on the planet you'll love the way it feels
  • Naturally UV protectant - protect yourself from skin cancer
  • Hypoallergenic - natural bamboo does not cause allergic reactions
  • Most eco-friendly fabric on the planet - help save your planet

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.

RPET

Facts about rPET:

  • Recycling 1 ton of rPET containers saves 7.4 cubic yards of landfill space
  • Every pound of rPET used, reduces energy use by 84% and greenhouse gases by 71%
  • Only 7% of all plastic generated in 2009 was recovered for recycling
  • When you recycle 1 plastic bottle you save 6 hours of energy from a 60 watt light bulb
  • 90% less water is used in making recycled polyester versus virgin polyester
  • 51 billion plastic bottles go to the landfills annually
  • Plastic bottles in U.S. landfills could wrap around the earth 5 times
  • It will take 700 years before plastic bottles in landfills start to decompose
  • Less than 10% of plastic bottles in the U.S. are actually recycled

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.

Clay Based / Low Impact Dyes

 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 

Organic Cotton

 

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.

In Summary

 

  • Environmentally friendly clay dyed eco-fashion
  • Natural clay dyes and low impact dyes are chemical free and gentle to sensitive skin
  • High quality, all natural Organic Cotton, Hemp, RPET and Bamboo fabrics
  • Performance active-wear function with dress to casual street-wear comfort. 
  • Manufactured in NY
  • Fair Trade practices
  • Donates To Noble Like-minded Charities

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.