From fabric sourcing, pattern printing, pre-production sample, fitting, to final production, all of our labels are manufactured and QC’ed in-house. By cutting out the middle man, we are able to keep the cost low and quality high. Having our own factory also allows us to prioritize quality, compliance to worker’s safety, fair wages and benefits and dedication to minimizing environmental impacts (things like water waste and air emissions).
How do you ensure products are ethically produced?
People: On par with industry leaders in sustainability and social compliance, our in-house factory ensures employees are safe, paid fairly, given benefits, and work regulated hours. We aim to have a positive impact on the people and resources that bring our clothing to life.
Materials / Fabrics: We incorporate sustainable material such as linen, Tencel™ Lyocell, and Tencel™ Modal whenever possible without surging up the product prices for our customers.
Linen is one of the most biodegradable and stylish fabrics in fashion history. It is strong, naturally moth resistant, and made from flax plant fibers, so when untreated (i.e. not dyed) it is fully biodegradable. Its natural colors include ivory, ecru, tan and grey. Linen can withstand high temperatures – making the fabric generally perfect for raiding the jungle or lounging on a tropical island. It absorbs moisture without holding bacteria. In fact, it is actually stronger when wet than dry and becomes softer and more pliable the more it is washed. It just gets better and better!
TENCEL™ lyocell fiber comes from the pulp of trees which is dissolved in a non-toxic organic solvent. The solution is extruded through fine holes to produce fiber and the solvent is recycled in a closed-loop process – more than 99% of the solvent is recovered and reused. The benefits of using TENCEL lyocell include the traceable and sustainable origin of the wood pulp, and the use of non-toxic chemicals and solvents in the fiber processing. In addition, TENCEL™ lyocell is a high-tenacity cellulosic fiber, which gives high strength properties to the fabric.
TENCEL™ Modal is also a wood based fiber. TENCEL™ Modal is processed from sustainably managed beechwood forests in northern and central Europe. Fiber yield of beechwood trees is 2 times higher than that of cotton plants. TENCEL™ Modal wood-based fibers exhibits high flexibility and offer textiles a long-lasting quality of exquisite softness. Due to the fiber's sleek cross section, TENCEL™ Modal fibers enhance the soft touch of fabrics even after repeated washing.
We’ll continue to innovate and create more sustainable clothing as we grow and learn!