This is Linda, our in-studio seamstress, at our office in Soho. She most likely made the pieces that you see here.
To us, sustainability is not only about reducing our environmental impact, but also about making sure the craftsmen who make our clothes are treated with respect.
We deeply believe that the positivity emitted from a fair and happy working conditions is transmitted to the garment and therefore to the person wearing it.
We have chosen to get our garments made in New York City to support our community.
Because here working conditions are regulated, workers are protected and the minimum wage is $15 per hour which is unfortunately highly unusual in the fashion industry.
Paying proper wages means you choose paying a little bit more but this goes hand in hand with supporting the lives of the people who make your clothes ♥️
The magic of New York, and especially the garment district, is the connection you have to the the people who make your clothes, we want to live next door to the people who cut our fabric and see them at our favorite cafés.
You have the choice to buy less, buy mindfully and initiate change.
SOURCING OUR FABRICS
We have decided to exclusively use sustainably grown organic cotton preferably undyed or naturally dyed as well dead stock or repurposed fabrics .
Why Organic Cotton ?
The reasons are endless, but they all come down to the same, uncontrolled and unregulated farming that our harms soils and the people who harvest them.
Over a quarter of the world’s pesticides are being used to grow conventional cotton for the fashion industry.
Most of the conventional cotton seeds used are genetically modified and treated with fungicides and insecticides that lead to water and soil pollution.
Organic cotton uses none of these chemicals which is better for the land, the water, and the people.
It also takes longer to grow things naturally, and this approach ends up being beneficial as it slows down the productions and reduces the risks of over consumption and waste.
Why Deadstock Fabrics?
Deadstock fabrics are the leftover fabrics of fashion houses who overestimated their needs.
Traditionally, brands would hold on to their excess fabrics for a few seasons and then send them to the landfills.
Using dead stock fabrics avoids the creation of environmentally damaging synthetics, and prevents beautiful fabrics from ending up in landfill. It also helps to slow down the world's water crisis as using one yard of a Deadstock fabric will save 700 gallons of water usually used to produce this amount of new fabric.