Our Materials

Our Commitment to Natural Materials:
We are committed to keeping plastic out of our textiles and choose those made only from 100% natural fibers. Our knitwear fibers hold top of industry certifications such as GOTS and OEKO TEX and all of our cotton knitwear is made from 100% organic cotton. We source undyed yarns in alpaca and wool whenever possible to minimize processing and highlight the beautiful natural shades of the animals.

 

Laundered Linen:
Linen is our favorite textile both for the drape and feel it provides to our garments and 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 is 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.

 

 

 

Organic Cotton:
Our organic cotton knitwear is proudly made in a Fair Trade Peru certified facility. Our GOTS certified Peruvian organic cotton is incredibly soft, environmentally safe, and biodegradable. The Global Organic Textile Standard is the worldwide leading textile standard for organic fibers, and includes ecological and social criteria backed up by independent certification. Organic cotton is non GMO and uses much less water than conventional varieties. Its production without toxic pesticides means no toxic runoff and exposure to farmers, factory workers, and surrounding communities. The collection is a great choice for those with sensitive skin or those that may prefer not to wear animal fibers.

 

 

Alpaca and Wool:
Our knitwear is proudly made in a Fair Trade Peru certified facility.
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 fiber 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 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 vendor 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 with sustainable practices and certifications, and our labels, stickers, and postcards are produced using wind power.