During the initial stages of fabric scouting, we quickly discovered that recycled, eco-friendly material is quite the scarcity, especially when sourcing locally in LA mills — a huge component in reducing the environmental impact of shipping. Developing a super soft, fluffy terry that would dry in the sun and not collect sand while being environmentally conscious, was a 6+ months development process. Finding the right Los Angeles mill that would accept a small company like ours and believed in it enough to create a new fabric, was nothing short of miraculous.
Meet your new fave fabrics
P.E.T. and Organic Cotton Blend:
We selected a recycled P.E.T. and organic cotton blend. You’ll love it. Why? Because at one point in time in your life, you probably helped create it. The recycled, manufactured fiber is produced from raw materials collected from post-consumer, recycled products like plastic bottles. In short, our fiber source is responsible for recycling over 10 billion plastic bottles — that's enough bottles to circle the earth 50 times end to end. Mind blown yet? We are.
To eliminate the synthetic feel, blending this fabric with a natural organic fiber is crucial. We chose to mix with organic cotton which is responsibly grown and produced. Organic crops like cotton can be engineered to have a higher yield, allowing smaller plots to be dedicated to farming. It also can reduce crops' reliance on pesticides, making engineered plants potentially more suitable for no-pesticide techniques than conventional varieties. Not to mention, it uses crop rotation instead of agrochemicals and artificial fertilizers, as well as biological pest control instead of pesticides.
Supple Challis Fabric:
Our third fiber used is a soft, supple challis—a woven fabric that is made with rayon. What does that mean? Rayon is a fabric made from regenerated cellulose fiber from a natural, renewable resource: plants; sustainably harvested beech trees using an environmentally friendly bleaching method for pulp for their cellulosic fibers.
Our latest addition to our new collection––PAUSA. is our Cupro fabric, a recovered cellulose fiber, made from cotton linter, that would otherwise be discarded due to its small size. In short, it's cotton waste woven into a soft material, a huge step towards eliminating textile manufacturing waste.