Every decision matters, and our fabric is no exception. Each fabrication in our line is chosen with intention and careful consideration. As we expand our line, we aim to integrate only the most responsible fabrics available. We look forward to introducing more natural, recycled, organic, and regenerative fibers each season.
All of the peruvian cotton we use is grown, harvested by hand, spun into yarn, knit into fabric, cut, and sewn into garments locally.
We produce approximately 85% of our clothing in Peru, utilizing a vertical manufacturing process with our partner, WTS. All of the cotton we use is grown, harvested by hand, spun into yarn, knit into fabric, cut and sewn into garments locally (mostly in the city of Lima). This local “seed to garment” approach minimizes pollution from transportation and dramatically reduces our carbon footprint as compared to industry standards.
Our choice to produce in Peru is based on the fact that Pima Cotton is native to Peru. This fiber is deeply tied to the traditions and culture of Peru, as indigenous people have cultivated the fiber for thousands of years. Peruvian Pima Cotton, unlike other cotton varietals, is drought tolerant. This means that it takes 50% less water to grow. 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.
When it comes to prints, the environmentally conscious choice is digital printing. All of our fabric printing is done digitally with pigment ink. Digital fabric printing has 95% less waste, uses 60% less water, and 55% less chemicals than traditional rotary printing methods. The pigment ink we use can go straight into a finishing process with almost no water consumption. Other printing methods require washing (high water consumption) and steaming (high electrical consumption) before finishing. Printing digitally reduces water usage by up to 60% and electrical usage by up to 30%.