The average American throws away 81 lbs of textiles every year!
700,000 tons of these textiles are sent to Africa, Asia, and Central America to be re-sold there. Although valuable for markets in developing countries, this waste has become a huge problem, as in many cases we are simply sending them trash.
Our seamstresses go to their local markets and purchase these textiles to be recycled into new garments. Over the past ten years we have recycled over 8 tons of textile waste - this is something like 50,000 garments that are given a new life!
For every piece you purchase made with recycled textiles, you have a hand in recycling about 5 lbs of textiles!
Ethics in the sewing process is so important to us, but it is equally important for us to source textiles that were created fairly and mindfully because of this 100% of the textiles we use are one of the three: handwoven, natural, or recycled.
Over the past ten years we have recycled over 8 tons of textile waste!
Other fibers used in our clothing are natural textiles. The main benefits of natural textiles vs. man-made fabrics is these biodegradable fibers are higher quality and they last for years. Our favorite natural textiles are baby alpaca sourced from small farms in the Andes, super high quality Pima Cotton, hand spun and hand dyed wool from Nepal, hand dyed and hand block printed silk from Cambodia and India.