WE ARE A SUSTAINABLE BRAND

What is Sustainability?

sus·tain·a·bil·i·ty

noun

  1. The ability to be maintained at a certain rate or level.

    • avoidance of the depletion of natural resources in order to maintain an ecological balance.

What Sustainability Means to Us

It was critical to our brand that we offer safe and environmentally-kind fibers for both those purely angelic newborns as well as Mother Earth. We have one planet and if we want Her to survive for the next generations, we need to take care of Her.  We also believe in fibers created using non-toxic pesticides and fertilizers, low-water consumption, and closed-loop production processes. We sought out the best ways to support a sustainable brand while also maintaining a Made in America story.  

In Addition to our main body materials we are also able to put recycled polyester batting into our quilted styles and recycled polyester thread in all our products.  We use only non-toxic dyes and are intensely looking for a supplier who offers natural dyes for our materials as this is where we ultimately want to be.  All our labels and trims are made out of organic cotton twill tape.  And lastly, our hangtags are made out of recycled cardstock.  Our goal is to be 100% sustainable by 2025 and we are well on our way.

 

 

Organic cotton is grown using methods and materials that have a low impact on the environment. Organic production systems replenish and maintain soil fertility, reduce the use of toxic and persistent pesticides and fertilizers, and build biologically diverse agriculture. Third­-party certification organizations verify that organic producers use only methods and materials allowed in organic production. Organic cotton is grown without the use of toxic and persistent pesticides and synthetic fertilizers. In addition, federal regulations prohibit the use of genetically engineered seed for organic farming. All cotton sold as organic in the United States must meet strict federal regulations covering how the cotton is grown.

REDUCES ENVIRONMENTAL FOOTPRINT
No toxic chemicals are used in the growing of organic cotton. It doesn’t damage the soil, has less impact on the air, and uses 71% less water and 62% less energy. Conventional cotton uses about 16% of the world’s insecticides and 7% of pesticides.

PROMOTES SAFE WORK AND BETTER LIVELIHOOD

Growing organic cotton keeps farmers and their families safe. They are not exposed to toxic chemicals in the field or through their food and water supply. It also means farmers grow more than one crop which supplements their food and income.

YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Caring for the world and the people we share it with is a life choice. Choosing organic cotton is part of this choice. In 2015, 26 million metric tons of cotton were produced globally, much of it for the apparel industry. Organic cotton makes up less than 1% of this. By choosing organic over conventional cotton you have the purchasing power to influence brands, manufacturers and even farmers. So let’s change this number.

For more information check out aboutorganiccotton.org. 

BAMBOO

What is Bamboo? Bamboo is the regenerated cellulosic fiber produced from bamboo.  This fiber is made from the starchy pulp of bamboo plants. Bamboo fabrics are made from pure bamboo fiber yarns which have excellent wet permeability, moisture wicking properties, an amazingly soft hand, resistant to odor retention due to its anti-microbial nature, prevents skin irritation, is thermal regulating and breathable, and offers great UV protection.

CLOSED SOLVENT SPINNING LOOP PROCESS MANAGEMENT

The revolutionary thing about the production process of Bamboo (lyocell) is the almost complete recovery of the solvent. Close to 95% of the solvent is recovered, virtually no waste is created and only trace amounts escape into the atmosphere. This is considered to be one of the leading methods of producing environmentally friendly regenerated fibers for textiles. 

ECOLOGICAL RESPONSIBILITY

Bamboo botanically is categorized as a grass and not a tree, bamboo just might be the world's most sustainable resource due to its low water consumption, non-soil erosive harvesting process, highest per acre yields, rapid self propagating, zero pesticides or fertilizers are needed, zero irrigation is required, and bamboo is one of the fastest growing plants. 

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