The fabric selection is crucial for the garment's after life, and that is why we take it very seriously. We have two ground rules when it comes to sourcing our fabrics:
They have to be natural. That means no polyester or any of that nasty stuff. Natural fabrics are biodegradable easily recyclable. Seems like a pretty obvious choice to us!
They have to come from someone we trust. We only source fabrics from responsible companies that share our ethical and environmental values and that provide a safe environment and a fair wage for their workers.
Without further ado, let us introduce you to some of our fabric besties:
Alpaca wool is a renewable fiber that has a much lower environmental impact than most wool yarns. Alpacas are mostly raised in Peru and mostly on small family-owned ranches. Alpaca boasts the biggest range of natural colors out of all the natural fibers - which means that there is no need to use any chemical dyes as mother nature has already done all the work! Unlike goats and other herd animals, alpacas have soft hooves and gentle eating habits that limit soil erosion and plant destruction. The process of alpaca farming does not require harsh chemicals – this means that alpaca farming is completely safe and natural for the environment. More importantly, the shearing process is harm-free and is performed only once a year! Bonus point: By buying an alpaca product, you are supporting the Peruvian textile industry and directly contributing to the livelihood to the people who depend on exporting this wonderful fiber to survive.