Our Woven Fabrics: Linen and Cotton
We are constantly working toward sourcing the best textiles for our collections and choose those made from all natural fibers, our favorites being linen and cotton.
Linen is our favorite textile both for the drape and feel it provides to our garments as well as for its low environmental impact. Linen is made from flax, a plant which grows without the need for fertilizers or pesticides. It is a renewable resource, and can be produced without damaging its environment. Linen is breathable, hypoallergenic, naturally moth resistant, and anti bacterial. When undyed it is fully biodegradable. The dyes used for our linen collection out of India and the the heavier twills used in our classic trousers are OEKO TEX Certified meaning they have been tested and certified to be free from toxic levels of more than 100 substances known to be harmful to human health.
Our GOTS certified Peruvian organic cotton is incredibly soft, environmentally safe, and biodegradable. GOTS is the worldwide leading textile processing standard for organic fibers, including ecological and social criteria, backed up by independent certification. Organic cotton farming and production leaves a smaller footprint on the Earth. It's production without toxic pesticides mean no toxic runoff and exposure to farmers, factory workers, and surrounding communities. Organic cotton uses much less water and is also non-GMO. Our organic cotton styles are a great choice for those with sensitive skin or those that may prefer not to wear animal fibers.
Alpaca and Wool:
We source our alpaca yarns from a Peruvian mill that supports the surrounding farming communities made up of hundreds of families who live at high elevation and rely on alpaca farming as their primary economic activity. Alpacas are a sustainable choice for animal fibers as they are gentle on the land and do not damage it with their grazing or use it for their water or food production. Alpaca fiber is naturally hypoallergenic as it free of lanolin, an oil that holds dust and microscopic allergens. It requires less water and fewer chemicals and energy than other animal fibers to process and grows in a variety of natural shades which can eliminate an additional dye process. The alpaca we use is OEKO TEX Certified, meaning it is certified free of over 100 toxic substances know to be harmful to humans and the environment.
Our Peruvian highland wool comes from the high altitude sheep herders in the Andes where the animals are adapted to live naturally and graze on the land. We chose this yarn for its exceptional hand feel and structure, and for the range of undyed colors available. Not only does the undyed fiber highlight the beautiful, natural shades of these animals, it means less processing and a fully biodegradable fiber and garment. The wool is OEKO TEX Certified meaning it has been tested and certified to be free from toxic levels of more than 100 substances known to be harmful to human health, as well as Responsible Wool Standard Certified meaning it contains wool fiber from farms independently certified to be committed to animal welfare and land management requirements.
Zero Waste Packaging
We are proud to ship using 100% recyclable materials to contribute to a zero waste future.
We intentionally choose partners that are committed to sustainability in their production practices and products to source the very best for our planet.
The mailer, tissue, sticker, and postcard used in the packaging of our orders are made from 100% recycled content including 90-100% post consumer waste. All inks are eco friendly and water based, and adhesives are recycling compatible. Our thermal labels feature a release liner that is 100% recycled and recyclable, and the label itself is 100% recyclable. All our shipping materials are made in the USA with sustainable practices and certifications, and our labels, stickers, and postcards are produced using wind power.