WHAT WE LOVE
No added polyester (which decreases landfill lifetime) and a low carbon footprint. Our Luxury Fleece goes from seed to garment all in Peru, minimizing supply chain pollution from transportation.
WHAT WE DON'T LOVE
We know we can be even more sustainable by replacing our current quality with Pima Cotton to save water.
This is our soft, 100% Peruvian Cotton Luxury Fleece fabric. This fabric has a smooth face with a loop pile on the backside that is brushed to give that fluffy, warm feeling. Because our Luxury Fleece is made entirely of natural fibers (we do not add polyester) it’s going to remain nice and breathable while keeping you warm.
When it comes to natural fibers, the longer the staple, the softer the feel. Unlike most commercial cotton, Peruvian Cotton is harvested entirely by hand. This allows for an exceptionally long staple and makes the product soft, durable, and resistant to pilling. Because of this durability, garments made of Peruvian Cotton will naturally have a longer lifespan. That means you’ll be keeping them in your closet (and out of a landfill).
Cotton is native to Peru. The fiber is deeply tied to the traditions and culture of Peru as indigenous people have cultivated the fiber for thousands of years there. Utilizing this fiber is further preserving a tradition that provides income to many and helps the local economy of indigenous people. Our sources work directly with communities in Peru to provide opportunity and ensure that quality and ethical standards are met.
Our vertical manufacturing process in Peru also makes this fabric one of our most sustainable. Our cotton is grown, harvested by hand, spun into yarn, knit into fabric, cut and sewn into garments locally (mostly in the city of Lima). A local “seed to garment” approach minimizes pollution from transportation and dramatically reduces our carbon footprint as compared to industry standard. It’s also important to note that our factories have made a commitment to ZERO WASTE. Our fabric scraps from cutting are bundled and then re-purposed into mops, rags, and mattress fillers ensuring a circular supply chain that keeps waste out of landfills.
LANDFILL LIFETIME: If a 100% Peruvian Cotton item ends up in a landfill it would take approximately 3 months to biodegrade depending on soil conditions.
CARE: Machine washable. All our Luxury Fleece garments have been pre-washed and dyed to reduce shrinkage. To prevent any slight shrinking, air dry or dry on a low setting.