Where possible, we prefer to design using natural fabrics. We are especially fond of the softness and drape of merino wool. Merino wool is natural, renewable, and biodegradable. All our wool is woven in Italy where our mill goes to extreme measures to ensure minimal environmental impact. Not only do they reuse 50% of their water, purifying 2,300 cubic meters of water per day, but they also use solar panels to provide energy to the entire factory. Our wool is sourced from carefully selected farms in Tasmania, where all sheep are treated humanely, with love. Our wool is certified by OEKO-TEX, the Responsible Wool Standard and Organica Precious Fiber.
Organic cotton is much better for people, animals and the environment. In the production of organic cotton, toxic chemicals and GMOs are strictly prohibited. This is better for our soil, our air, and our water supply. Conversely, conventional cotton uses approximately 16% of the world’s insecticides and 7% of the world’s pesticides. Currently only 1% of the world’s annual production of cotton is organic. By purchasing organic cotton, you increase the demand for improved methods of cotton farming.
Our recycled nylon is certified by the Global Recycled Standard. We use recycled pre-consumer nylon in our super comfortable leggings and several of our compact stretch sweater styles. Recycled nylon is mixed with regular nylon to maximize the material quality and strength. We love recycled nylon as it uses waste, rather than creating it, and has lower water, chemical, and energy consumption.
We love recycled fabrics. Not only do they use significantly less water, electricity, chemicals, and carbon, but they also use waste, rather than creating it. Our recycled cashmere is made in Italy and certified by the Global Recycled Standard. Our yarn is blended with cotton or wool to add strength. All our cashmere yarns are made to the highest standard, while protecting workers’ rights.
Our cotton is certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard. GOTS is the world’s leading textile processing standard for organic fibers. This means that all cotton yarns must contain a minimum of 95% organic cotton and cannot be treated with chlorine bleach, formaldehyde, or other toxic chemicals and metals. Additionally, strict social standards must also be adhered to, ensuring that working conditions are safe and hygienic, and that fair living wages are paid to employees.
Making clothing is difficult, with many components from all over the world, several of which have a very negative impact on our planet. We are trying to be as responsible as possible in the materials we choose to make our clothing. In terms of our buttons, Corozo has been the most sustainable material we have been able to source to date.
Our ethos: buy less harmful, well considered pieces and wear them more often.
Corozo Buttons are plant-based, derived from the seed or nut of the tagua palm tree in Central America. They are often called “vegetable ivory” since they are extrmely hard and durable and mimic the appearance of animal ivory with a beautiful texture and natural looking finish. In addition, purchasing Corozo based products also helps prevent deforestation by protecting and regenerating forests where corozo nuts grow wild, while also supporting the communities that gather these nuts.
Most buttons in the market are made from plastic, so Corozo buttons are not only plastic-free, but also biodegradable