Materials


"Choice of raw material can impact up to 50% of any brand's environmental footprint"

Global Fashion Agenda, Pulse of Fashion Economy 2018
Building a sustainable wardrobe starts with clothes that are made of better materials.


We define better materials as clothing made of fabric that sourced from 1) natural materials that is not 100% polyester or petroleum-based, 2) certified organic and/or 3) made of recycled materials.


For brand new items, we only partner with designers who are committed to producing quality, durable clothes that are manufactured in ethical and sustainable manner.


We ask our partners for materials and supplier information which range from organic cotton farm in Texas to an alpaca farm in Peru.

 

Natural:  Plant

Organic Cotton

History: 500+ years

Major Producers: India, Texas, Egypt

Strength: breathable, moisture-wicking, plant-based, biodegradable, versatile

Weakness: water-thirsty, land-intensive

Enemy: convention cotton that requires toxic chemicals like pesticides


It is estimated that only ~2% of all cotton-based clothing is made of organic cotton. Cotton easily develops resistance against pesticides. It also takes up a lot of land, and is labor intensive.


Choosing organic cotton means you are supporting farms, mills, and brands that are committed to producing cotton plants in natural way that respects and protects biodiversity of the cotton farm, even though it's more expensive and time-consuming.

Linen

History: 8,000+ years - linen is one of the oldest fabric
Major Exporter: Canada, Ukraine, Russia, France
Strength: light, crisp and cooling - perfect for summer
Weakness: low elasticity, wrinkle easily
Pro-tip: linen irons better when it's damp


Natural:  Animal

Wool

History: 5,000+ years

Major Exporter: Australia, China, United States and New Zealand

Strength: breath-ability, warmth, versatility, biodegradability

Enemy Aggressive Muesling


We work with brands that source wool from farms that treat animals and environment with care and responsibility. 


Certified Organic Wool

Certified Cruelty Free Wool 

Cashmere

Cashmere is a luxury fiber obtained from cashmere and other types of goats


History: 5,000+ years 

Major Exporter: China, Mongolia and other Central Asian Republics

Strength: fine, soft, light, and more insulating than wool

Weakness: possible muesling practice and desertification 


Silk

History: 5,000+ years

Major Exporter: China and India

Strength: Soft, luxurious, durable and light

Note:made from silkworms


Silk is a natural fiber that is completely biodegradable.

Renewed & Synthetic

Recycled Plastic 

History. First synthesized in North America by Dupont Chemists during the 1940s

Strength. Performance-wear such as water-proof and wrinkle-resistant.

Weakness. sheds micro-plastic when washed. Pro-tip: wash less, spot clean, and use a guppy bag.


Plastic takes up to ~100+ years to degrade in a landfill - which means all the plastic that were ever produced still exist in the world today, unless recycled into fabric or other post-consumer usage. 


When you shop for a clothing made from recycled plastic, you help divert plastic away from landfill


Tencel™

History: 38 years – first developed in 1980s

Made from: Eucalyptus Trees

Strength: Soft, Technical, Completely Biodegradable, Eucalyptus tree also doesn't take up too arable land, compared to cotton

Weakness: depending on the fabric type, it can wrinkle easily 

Note:Tencel won a European Recognition for its closed-loop manufacturing system


We believe that Tencel is one of the most sustainable fabric in the market today. 

Sizing Chart
US XS S M
France 34 36 38 40
U.K. 6 8 10 12