FACTORY TOUR & SUSTAINABILITY
We're committed to transparency and would love to invite you to take a look into where our pieces are made. Our factory in Midtown, Manhattan is located in the heart of the Garment District. We've been working and producing with this team for over 5 years and essentially see them as family now. We sample and produce at this factory, nothing is sent overseas. Ethical work conditions and fair wages are imperative for a more sustainable future in fashion. In addition, we work closely with fabric mills to ensure we have access to repurposed fabrics such as recycled cottons and organic linens.
🍃Look for this symbol on our product pages!
It indicates the use of sustainable fabrics.
Lee is a sewer at our amazing factory.
Hyun, our design assistant.
Our Rhea Dresses hanging from production.
Our Freya Sets in production.
All of our boxes are created with sustainable, recycled, and biodegradable materials. We'll never add extra unnecessary packaging.
One of our cotton qualities. It's made entirely of recycled materials.
What are the benefits?
- Recycled cotton can find new life in many different low grade products such as insulation, mop heads, rags, and stuffing.
- The process of recycling can divert many products from landfills. According to the Council for Textile Recycling, annual textile waste is estimated to equal 25 billion pounds.
- The amount of energy, water, and dye use is reduced from using a product that has already been processed. The savings are achieved through offsetting production of new materials. Since recycled cotton yarns most commonly are sourced from pre-consumer textile scraps that are sorted by color, the yarns are already dyed.
- The CO2 and fossil fuel emission savings can be partially offset from using existing materials. However, the collection, processing and shipping of cotton scraps or clothing can reduce or neutralize some of these savings.
We're aware that our brand heavily uses silks. While many companies claim that using deadstock yardage is sustainable, the reality is a bit more complicated. The change needs to come from the reinvention of the material to be fully sustainable.
In 2003, Human Rights Watch reported the abuse of child slaves in the Indian Silk industry. The report estimated that some 350,000 children work in the silk industry, “Boiling cocoons, hauling baskets of mulberry leaves, and embroidering saris.” There have been few advancements made towards silks sustainability. The materials we look for are Ramie Silk, Spider Silk (still a rare commodity), and Ahimsa Silk. This is still an ongoing process as there are very few textile mills that have made the switch. However, we're excited about the future of technological developments in the industry and hope to continue to advocate the use of environmentally friendly materials.