Not all clothes are created equal. Our eco icon indicates clothing made from a minimum of 80% sustainable fibers and/or fabrics that are 3rd party certified for responsible manufacturing.
In 2018 we reduced our emissions by 51 tons of C02, enough to drive 150,000 miles. We achieved this by using organic cotton, recycled fibers, and other high-quality materials known for low-impact growing and clean manufacturing. Sustainable materials make a world of difference.
ORGANIC COTTON: The ONLY cotton in our eyes. Starts with GMO-free seed and follows practices that maintain soil health, conserve water and support biodiversity. 100% of our cotton is certified organic cotton. Period. Shop Women's or Men's styles featuring organic cotton.
TENCEL®: Soft, perfect drape and made from responsibly forested trees in a closed-loop system. Efficient, clean and 98% of by-products are recovered and reused. Waste not, want not. See our styles featuring Tencel®.
RECYCLED POLYESTER: Goodbye plastic bottles, hello awesome fabrics. Made from post-consumer plastic waste which reduces emissions and uses less water that virgin polyester. Also stems the mountain of trash entering landfills and oceans. See Women's and Men's styles with recycled polyester.
LENZING MODAL®: Starts with sustainably grown trees and processed in an energy-efficient system that reuses most of the by-products. We’re big fans. Shop our styles featuring Lenzing Modal.
HEMP & LINEN: Hemp & Linen are fast growing, low maintenance crops that are grown primarily with rain water, requiring minimal chemical inputs during growth and processing. Extra hemp bonus: the entire plant can be used.
RECYCLED WOOL: Upcycled wool garments and mill scraps are spun into new, performance fabrics, sparing reusable materials from landfills and drastically reducing the resources needed to grow, graze and process new wool. Bah-utiful!
What is bluesign®?
The bluesign® system takes into account the use of energy, water, chemistry, emissions and worker safety during fabric production. Specifically, the bluesign® system monitors efficient use of resources during the “Dyeing and Finishing Process” of fabric production. The dyeing and finishing stage alone uses many resources: 85% of water, 80% of energy, and 65% of chemicals that are used to produce a single garment are used during this process. The bluesign® system audits this process to ensure that these resource are being used in the most efficient way. They rely on a 5 principle system to determine whether a fabric is up to sustainability standards. In Fall 2017 we have 17 bluesign® approved fabrics across 23 styles.
Standard 100 by Okeo-Tex® Certification
Your skin is the largest, most porous organ in your body . STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® is a worldwide consistent, independent testing and certification system that assures no harmful chemicals or toxins were used from fiber-to-finished garment. In short, OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 certified garments ensure your skin isn’t coming in contact with nasty chemicals. Certified fabrics are tested for over 100 harmful substances (like pesticides, carcinogenic colorants and heavy metals) that go far beyond existing national legislation. Our Fall 2017 collection features 40 styles with fabrics that are certified STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX.®
RESTRICTED SUBSTANCES LIST (RSL): On top of these certifications, we regularly re-evaluate our list of restricted substances and work closely with our suppliers to ensure that all materials comply.
The RSL is a bit technical, but our goal is to be transparent, and we believe you should have access to this information. You are welcome to download and review our most recent RSL here.
The most comprehensive sustainability assessment tool possible. As members, we self-assess our environmental, social and labor impacts during every step of production. This index is shared fellow industry and supply chain members to propel global innovation and improvement.
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