Fabric + Trims
TL;DR: Organic cotton is our wonderwall. Versatile, comfortable + holistically regenerative.The Deets: Sourced responsibly + produced in the USA
Organic cotton has a lower impact on the environment, the farmers, the communities it’s grown in and you. Organic farming practices avoid harmful chemicals and help us reach environmental sustainability by using fewer resources. Cotton sold as organic in the United States must meet strict federal regulations covering how the cotton is grown.
The removal of chemicals allows for the health of workers to improve dramatically. Communities surrounding farms also benefit with access to clean, safe water and food supplies.
- No Genetically Modified Seeds (GMO)
- No Toxic Pesticides
- No Synthetic Fertilizers
- Builds Biologically Diverse Agriculture
Fun Fact: Compared to conventional cotton, organic cotton creates 45% less CO2 emissions + reduces water use by 87%.TENCEL™
TL;DR: Biodegradable fiber that feels softer and lighter than cotton, produced in a closed loop.
Made by Austrian company Lenzing, TENCEL™ Lyocell is a regenerated cellulose fiber with properties almost identical to cotton, but made from renewable wood materials. Manufactured mainly from Eucalyptus tree farms, which grow fast and thick on low-grade land - it takes only half an acre to grow one ton of TENCEL™ fiber. The trees used are responsibly thinned out, rather than cut down.
TENCEL™ has a closed loop production. Over 99% of the non-toxic solvent is captured and reused in the system instead of being flushed out as wastewater. Certified by the European eco-label Oeko Tex 100, the fabric production is done without the use of pesticides or insecticides and its water use is 80% less than conventional cotton.
All recycled buttons are made of GRS-certified materials, like recycled polyester and recycled nylon. A GRS (Global Recycled Standard) certification ensures material authenticity and tracing, as well as PCW content.RIVER SHELL BUTTONS
Without disrupting the ecosystem, shells used to create our buttons are legally purchased from farmers abiding by predetermined quotas. The shells used for production are natural waste from other productions, such as the pearl industry. Currently we only use Akoya Shell buttons.
We’re so proud to be working with our button supplier that we had to share details on their products with you! For over 30 years, they've taken into account every aspect of the product life cycle, including opportunities to make the production process more environmentally-friendly in order to create a well-rounded approach to sustainability.
LabelsFLAT COTTON LABELS
Our flat cotton labels are unbleached, making them non-toxic for you and the environment.
Fraying is a natural tendency for cotton labels since they are not be heat sealed with plastic on the edges. We like to think of it as a reminder that your product was created with the intention of having another life :)
We're always looking to better our products, even if it's something as small as a label. Our next step is to find sturdy organic cotton labels, but if you’ve seen or have a label you love - let us know! We love learning from our community. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with Subject Line ‘Labels’.