The current emphasis for the materials we use is on natural and renewable resources of the fiber. We choose natural materials over synthetic fibers that can be petroleum-based and can take up to two hundred years to decompose. When we can, we try to go with the better choice of two or more options. When possible and offered, we also source from mills that still produce in the United States.
If Tencel could take on the properties of all fabrics, we would use it for everything. It is made of sustainably harvested eucalyptus trees that are processed using minimal water in a closed-loop system where all waste is recaptured. This makes it wholly dissimilar to the process and waste of cotton, while still maintaining its comfort, breathability and longevity.
Most of our knitwear is made of MicroModal proudly knitted in Los Angeles. Sustainably harvested beechwood trees need minimal environmental input to create a fabric that is incredibly soft, smooth and luxurious, and still breathable.
Often associated with synthetics, this fiber is actually made of wood pulp from trees. Its characteristics allow it to be woven in a number of different ways that translate into a wide array of fabric options. We like the natural properties for the ease of wear and beautiful drape on the body both still and in motion.
Our preferred supplier of denim is Made-in-USA Cone Denim based out of North Carolina. This company is one of the few that remains after the flight of weaving machinery and expertise overseas several decades ago.
We use wool sparsely but when we do, it comes from a family-run mill in Italy that has been weaving cloth for decades.