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SUSTAINABILITY

Especially in recent years, modern materials and manufacturing processes throughout the global textile industry have contributed to the climate change problem.

 

Fortunately, there are now hundreds of companies developing beautiful, new, natural, and truly sustainable textile materials.

Fabrics made from organic cotton, hemp, recycled polyester, bamboo and other materials are are increasingly being commercially developed and produced all over the world. Ongoing agricultural and technical innovations are enabling greater efficiency and offer an increasing range of styles and functions. From luxurious sheers to sturdy canvases, these fabrics are dyed with natural and low-impact dyes in a wide range of today's fashionable shades.

 

Certifications from leading internationally certification bodies, including OEKO-TEX, GOTS, FAIR TRADE are a crucial tool in incentivizing companies to have greater transparency in their production processes, from using low-impact materials and equipment, to using only fair trade labor, lower impact packaging and transportation methods.

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OUR SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM:

We are on committed to making changes to our products and processes using the best new practices

Fabric:

Moving forward with new production, we are introducing newly developed sustainable materials as ground fabrics for embroidery, as well as sustainable embroidery threads, dyes and inks used in printing.

In 2019, we began replacing heavy duty silk with more sustainable materials as our main ground fabric. We will still be offering fabrics made with silk fabrics while supplies last. Stock is limited.

Traditional knit polyester and paper backing materials are often necessary to stabilize fabrics before embroidery. The fused knit polyester backing processes we use are low impact and meet EPA standards. Paper backing is OEKO-TEX certified. 

We are constantly researching the newest, greenest options for other products used in textile production, such as stabilizers, adhesives and sealants. Stay tuned for new developments!

Thread / Ink:

All of the rayon, polyester, acrylic-wool and acrylic-cotton embroidery threads that we use meet the OEKO-TEX standard for low-impact production. New organic cotton threads for machine embroidery are also being developed, with a growing number of color and weight options. Low-impact, water-based inks are used by our hand silk screen printers.

In-house Embroidery Machine:

Our large frame, single-head embroidery machine, which only uses 7 amps of power and is powered by solar panels.

Shipping:

 

Low-impact shipping and transportation methods are important, and we will commit to using the lowest-impact freight and shipping options available. 

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