Our handwoven / handspun natural cotton is grown organically, but does not have an organic certification. The textile is nubby and soft, and softer with each wash. It has a medium weight and drapes beautifully. Though this textile has unique characteristics that only can be achieved through the hand-weaving process, it is quite durable and is made to last for years of enjoyment. Naturally biodegradable.
Sourced from the Rocky Mountains, our merino and jersey wools are grown from US merino sheep that are raised in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States. The wool is shorn without harming the sheep, who graze and live freely on acres upon acres of natural land.
Our wool partner is a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact and is NATIVA™ carbon positive. We are grateful to have wool that not only is of upmost quality, but also of high sustainability, human rights, animal welfare standards.
Our wool is some of the best quality wools produced in the US for fineness, color and length.
Our wool is naturally insulating while breathable; easy to care for, and will not shrink in the wash. Wool is also easy to keep clean because of its keratin fibers that naturally make it less able to retain odors and stains.
Hemp is noteworthy for being soil-regenerative, carbon isolating, water-saving, unreliant on herbicides and pesticides, naturally antimicrobial, durable, biodegradable and so much more. It is truly one of the most remarkable natural textiles. Our US Hemp is organically grown and processed using organic chemicals that are covered under the Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certification and are 100% recyclable.
Learn more about US Hemp Textile efforts happening now.
Did you know that cotton is a flower?
Our Organic Cotton is grown in Texas by the Texas Organic Cotton Co-op comprised of family farms, and is processed in North Carolina by a family-owned mill.
Due to using organic farming practices, our organic cotton mainly relies on rainwater and has no toxic chemicals present.
Our Organic Cotton is soft to the touch, flexible, durable and processed with care to preserve the natural qualities of the flower.
We use some fabrics that are a blend of fair trade hemp and organic cotton. By fair trade, we certify that the textile is also free trade; wages and hours are reasonable, and working conditions are safe and comfortable. Our partners are also part of the Fair Wear Foundation.
When hemp and organic cotton are blended, the comfort of the textile becomes far greater than if just using hemp alone. At the same time, organic cotton also becomes much more durable when blended with hemp.
The ancient production of silk has an important place in the market for sustainable clothing. Our silk is sourced from fine producers throughout Southeast Asia, where the cultivation and processing of fine silk has been around for centuries.
What makes our silk unique is that is is washable and multi-functional. We believe silk should be used not just as a tool for adornment, but also functionally. Our silk is intended to be used for every occasion from hiking to dining.
Silk is naturally biodegradable, and a renewable resource. It also uses less water, chemicals, and energy than many other fibers.
As an independent clothing brand, we design and make our garments here in California with zero compromise, but there is still work to be done. Join us in helping to develop regional fiber systems that restore indigenous roots and bring equality to American land ownership.
Your purchase helps support our efforts to invest in and engage with multiple organizations and land trusts whose mission is to bring social justice to the forefront of American textiles.