Selecting sustainable fabrics to reduce our environmental impact and maintain our high quality standards was an exhaustive but satisfying task. We’ve sourced recycled and organic materials that tick all the right boxes - eco-friendly, durable, comfort with retention - looking and feeling better than ever. Most importantly, gentle on the environment.
Polyester is a manmade fiber, synthesized via a process called polymerization. 49% of the global fiber production is in polyester, the most widely used fiber in the apparel sector. Production of virgin polyester involves significant quantities of chemicals and raw materials that are toxic and causes unnecessary pollution.
• Diverts PET bottles from landfill, reduces soil contamination, air and water pollution and requires less energy than to make than virgin polyester.
• Recycled polyester can be continuously recycled with no degradation of quality, allowing us to minimize wastage long term.
10% of all ocean waste is estimated to be from nylon-based products. Recycled nylon can be processed into yarn from discarded fishing nets, hosiery, carpets and post-consumer plastics. It’s an expensive process but the technology is improving rapidly, reducing costs and increasing opportunities for future use.
• Diverts garbage from landfill and takes unwanted waste from our oceans and waterways which are heavy pollutants and destructive to the welfare of marine life.
• Recycled nylon requires far less energy to produce (water, electricity, fossil fuels) than virgin nylon.
Organic cotton is simply cotton grown in a way that doesn’t require the use of pesticides or toxic chemicals. To replace chemicals, organic cotton farming relies on growing cover crops, applying organic fertilizers and compost, using beneficial insects, or opting for human labor for weed control.
• Uses organic-approved pesticides, fertilizers, and herbicides which have zero environmental or health impacts.
• Is more durable than conventional cotton and better for those with sensitive skin.
• Requires 88% less water than normal grown cotton, and 62% less energy during production.