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.
Ethical US Wool
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 has third party audited wool sourcing standards. We are grateful to have wool that not only is of upmost quality, but also of human rights and animal welfare standards.
Our wool is some of the best quality wools produced in the US for fineness, color and length.
Our wool is unique in that it is naturally insulating while breathable; easy to care for, and will not shrink in the wash. Wool is also easy to clean because of the keratin fibers that naturally make it less able to retain odors. Of course, wool is a wonderful sustainable textile as it is naturally biodegradable.
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.
US Organic Cotton
Our organic cotton is grown in Texas and New Mexico and processed in North Carolina without chemical finishes. Due to using organic farming practices, our organic cotton takes less water to grow and has no toxic chemicals present.
Fair Trade Hemp and Organic Cotton
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.