Sustainability

Our thoughtful approach means that every aspect of production is considered. The traceability of our fibres, the manufacturing process, the trims, labels and the packaging that we use, are all carefully chosen. We are passionate about making intentional choices as we seek to reduce waste and find better practices that help make a positive ecological impact.

By designing timeless and made to last garments, we hope that our pieces can be worn and loved, cared for, and mended when necessary to last for many years.

Materials

We have chosen to work with primarily natural fibres which are biodegradable and more environmentally friendly to produce. 

Linen
Linen is considered to be the oldest fabric in the world. It is naturally antibacterial and extremely durable, about 2-3 times stronger than cotton. It is machine washable, dries quickly, and gets stronger with wear which results in a long lasting garment.

Linen has a naturally low environmental impact. The production process requires significantly less water than cotton, and almost all of the flax plant can be used which means there is very little waste of the plant. 

Our linen is from Lithuania, and is Standard 100 OEKO-TEX® certified.

Organic Cotton
All our cotton has been GOTS certified. This certification guarantees the traceability of the organic cotton, as well as the standard of fair treatment to every person involved in the supply chain. Organic cotton is produced in land free of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides and defoliants; being different from conventional cotton.

The organic standards do not allow the use of GMOS.

Alpaca
The use of Alpaca fibre in textiles began in around 2500 B.C., and became very important to ancient Peruvian cultures. To more than one million small alpaca farmers in the central Andes, alpacas are an essential pillar for livelihood as well as cultural identity. Our yarn partners in Peru have direct contact with many families that depend on the alpaca as their main source of income. This contact is invaluable to assure the sustainability of the alpaca supply Chain and a better livelihood to the communities. 

There are over twenty different natural colours of alpaca fibres, classified into nine pure colours, with many other subtle shades and hues. Which allows for many beautiful colour options without needing to be dyed.

Compared to other animal fibres, alpaca has a low grease content which means that much less energy and chemicals are required to treat the water for the washing process. 

Wool
Our wool comes from the Andean highlands, and is un-dyed. It's incredibly soft, which isn't a typical characteristic of wool, but definitely one that made us fall in love with this fibre.

Wool is incredibly durable and warm, but also breathable which makes it a wonderful textile to wear - especially in the colder months. 

Our yarns are spun by farmers in Peru that are committed to sustainability, as well as a deep connection to their local communities. 
We work only with animal-friendly farmers that ensure the Alpaca's and Sheep aren't harmed but are treated with care.