Organic & Sustainable Textiles
The majority of our textiles are grown and processed in the US, and are certified organic with full ethical and environmental standards. Our focus is on advancing climate, human, animal and plant health, and restoring land equity in an industry ravaged by racism and colonialism.
Read more about our textiles and initiatives here.
Droughts are a recurring feature of California’s climate and are becoming increasingly severe due to climate change. As a result, we sparingly dye our garments to preserve water for essential needs.
When we dye, we use only non-toxic eco- and plant-based dyes, and work in small batches.
Our textiles use an efficient and minimal amount of water, and our Hemp is noteworthy for being soil-regenerative. Read more here.
People and the environment do better when garments are made to be enjoyed despite changes to their bodies.
One of our approaches to sustainability is pragmatism in flexible sizing.
Built into the design of our clothing, every garment is made to expand and contract; creating balanced proportions and sculptural framings of the human form without compromise.
Our garments contain zero hardware (e.g., zippers or buttons). We believe that these features create limitations.
A button and zip closure is finite and has one answer. The individual is either 'just right', or at other times may be 'too big' or 'too small' for the garment to fit comfortably.
Emotionally, clothing should reinforce freedom in how its experienced on the body. This is the goal of our work.
Independently Made in California
Herderin is based in Northern California on Coastal Miwok land. We sew every garment in an airy, open studio surrounded by eucalyptus, pine and oak trees. We keep our studio clean, minimal and peaceful.
In 1960, 98% of the clothing we wore was made in the US. Today, it is only 3%. We are a factory-free brand with minimal-to zero outsourcing. Every garment is designed by hand using diverse body types for fittings.
We are not a fashion brand
Herderin is an empathic design house for clothing with a dedication to the health of the environment and human life. Founded by sociologist, Alexandria Vasquez, phd, we are Puerto Rican / Iranian -owned. Our goal is to restore equality in the textile industry, and restore indigenous land ownership.
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