Are you someone who tears their hair out every time they receive packing peanuts in the mail? Does your collection of reusable shopping bags require its own section of your closet? Have you found yourself picking glass containers out of the trash after imagining them sitting, unchanged, in a dump for the next million years?
Know what we love more than just about anything? Feeling like we're doing something good for the world! We're just a teensy tiny spec on this planet but consider ourselves responsible for pulling our own weight. Even though we're in the manufacturing business (which by definition means adding to the stuff and not taking away) we are committed to minimizing our environmental impact in every way possible.
We give fabrics new life! Most of our cut and sew pieces are made using deadstock fabrics. What does deadstock mean? Deadstock refers to any existing fabric that's been over purchased or over produced by a larger design house or manufacturer. These fabrics are available in limited quantities and once they're out they're out. Because we work with these fabrics, we're limited in the number of pieces we're able to produce, which is A-OK with us! We're happy to sell through our inventory and use our sourcing structure to design into new, interesting and limited materials.
If we do happen to find a great material that's not deadstock, you can bet your bottom dollar that its made from organic, sustainable or renewable sources. We'll be sure and let you know in the description of each product what the origin of our materials are.
Our current knitwear offerings are made with Peruvian pima cotton, a variety which has a 50% longer life expectancy than other types of cotton, due to its extra-long 1-3/8" fiber length. Peruvian pima cotton is especially soft, durable, and highly resistant to pilling.
We use a combination of manufacturers based on timeline and pricing. Most of our pieces are produced in a small female run factory in downtown Los Angeles.
We strive to keep our items affordable and sometimes partner with overseas factories. We select our partners based on quality, track record and most of all, commitment to fair business and environmental practices.
Recycle, reduce, reuse!
Besides being made from 100% post-consumer and post-industrial content, our cardboard shipping boxes are biodegradable and made in the United States!
Our plastic poly bags, which protect items from water damage during shipment are made from 100% recycled content and can be recycled at grocery drop offs or wherever #4 flexible plastic is accepted.
Lastly, your order receipt is printed on 100% recycled paper made with 100% wind power.
Sending a small package to grandma soon? Need a scrap of paper to write your newest tidbit of genius prose down on? Please help give our packaging a second life by recycling or reusing!