Twenty-five percent of all agricultural pesticides are used on cotton, which has devastating impacts on our health, ecosystem and environment. Organic cotton is grown without pesticides, herbicides, insecticides, chemical fertilizers or any other chemicals. Instead, more sustainable agricultural methods are used to reduce/eliminate pests, enhance growth, maintain the soil quality, and protect the people who harvest the cotton. Our 100% organic cotton is Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certified, produced in India and dyed using low-impact dyes.
Lyocell (common brand name Tencel®)
Tencel is a biodegradable fiber made from wood pulp. Tencel is manufactured in an almost completely closed loop process that recovers and recycles about 99% of the toxic solvent used to digest the wood pulp.
Organic wool is produced from sheep that graze freely on organic pastures, and that have not received chemical treatments like growth hormones or parasite dippings. Organic wool is not treated with chemicals through the entire production process from the farm to the end garment, which promotes healthy soil and air as well as responsible animal husbandry. Our organic wool interlock is a classic wool doubleknit redefined using 100% certified organic fine merino. The wool is sourced in New York, with the fiber spun at a certified organic factory in Maine, dyed in Pennsylvania using low-impact dyes, and knitted in New Jersey.
Recycled Polyester is a polyester that has been manufactured by using previously used polyester items. Our jersey is a recycled polyester jersey knitted and printed in California.
Our lining is Bemberg brand cupro - a pure cellulosic fiber, reborn from the linter of the cotton plant. Bemberg Cupro is a natural renewable resource and is fully biodegradable
Silk is a highly sustainable and rapidly renewable fiber. Mulberry trees are the sole source of nutrition for growing silkworms and when raised correctly these trees can aid in the prevention of soil erosion. Fed by mulberry leaves, the silk worms spin cocoons, which are unraveled and refined into silk threads. Silk farms raise both mulberry trees and silk worms using sustainable methods that don’t deplete the soil or the silkworm population. While pesticides are sometimes used to stunt worm growth, silk is relatively non-damaging to the environment, using few chemical fertilizers and practically no insecticides. Tussah (wild-grown) silk uses no chemicals and the silk worms are not killed during harvesting. Nearly all our silk fabrics are handspun and handwoven producing zero carbon emissions, and dyed using azo free dyes.