OUR MATERIALS

Organic Cotton

GOTS is the worldwide leading textile processing standard for organic fibres, including ecological and social criteria, backed up by independent certification of the entire textile supply chain. GOTS certified final products may include fibre products, yarns, fabrics, clothes, home textiles, mattresses, personal hygiene products, as well as food contact textiles and more.

The virgin cotton we use is 100% organic, always. This is sourced from certified farmers from India and China.

From here, the cotton is taken to a gin to clean out all the impurities, such as seeds or other plant matter and spun into thread.

The next step is to knit it into our custom made fabrics and then craft it into your favourite apparel.

Recycled P.E.T

Recycled polyester gives a second life to a material that’s not biodegradable and would otherwise end up in landfill or the ocean. According to the NGO Ocean Conservancy, 8 million metric tons of plastic enter the ocean every year, on top of the estimated 150 million metric tons that currently circulate in marine environments. If we keep this pace, by 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish. Plastic has been found in 60 percent of all seabirds and 100 percent of all sea turtle species, because they mistake plastic for food

All of the bulk polyester we use is GRS certified recycled polyester. This is sourced from post consumer waste such as bottles.

The plastic is chipped down, cleaned and melted into plastic balls. From there is is then stretched out into polyester (plastic) thread.

From here we weave or knit our custom technical fabrics. We apply membranes and treatments and then create your trusted outerwear pieces.

Bluesign

THE BLUE WAY by BLUESIGN represents the vision and mindset of responsible and sustainable manufacturing of textile consumer products. BLUESIGN is a system that provides safer and more sustainable environments for people to work in and everyone to live in. Powered by a holistic approach, BLUESIGN traces each textile’s path along the manufacturing process, making improvements at every stage from factory floor to finished product. BLUESIGN changes the environmental impact of textiles for good. As a solution provider and knowledge broker, BLUESIGN acts as an independent verifier to secure trust and transparency. Corresponding to this approach, BLUESIGN encourages the industry to increase their efforts in sustainable processes step by step.

C0 DWR

C8 and C6 water repellents contain dangerous fluorocarbons which are made of carbon and fluorine atoms. Although these chemicals help repel water and oil from fabrics, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has determined them to be highly toxic to humans

C0-DWR on the other hand is a nonfluorinated water repellent that helps keep you dry without the nasty chemicals, it's a no-brainer for us

RECYCLED NYLON

By partnering with Greenlon we are able to employ their innovative recycling technology, increasing the usage of reclaimed materials from pre-consumer textile waste, minimizing the resource consumption & environmental impact

Since choosing Recycled Nylon we have seen an 8.5% reductions in power consumption, 100% reduction in heavy oil energy consumption, an 84% reduction in water consumption and a massive 77% reduction in C02 emissions. Pretty sweet huh!

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