Flax is a sustainable fiber by nature. Unlike conventional cotton, it requires little to no pesticides, herbicides, or fungicides and can oftentimes survive on rainwater alone. Representing less than one percent of all textiles worldwide, linen is durable, hypoallergenic, antibacterial, thermo-regulating, and (best of all) biodegradable. As a garment, it ages well, becoming softer with each wash, while still being able to withstand the test of time.
Low-Impact, Non-Toxic Dyes
Third-party certification bodies from the world’s leading sustainable supply chain standards have independently audited and verified that all of the dyes we use on our garments are completely safe from a human-ecological perspective. This means that our dyes are not only azo-free, but also free of things like toxic heavy metals and formaldehyde. What’s more is that these dyes have a higher absorption rate, requiring far less heat and rinse water and resulting in substantially less energy and wastewater runoff than in the traditional dyeing process.
Mother of Pearl Buttons
Each year, millions upon millions of tons of oyster shells are either dumped back into the ocean or end up in a landfill. When on land, toxic gasses like hydrogen sulfide and ammonia are produced through the microbial decomposition of the salt that’s within the leftover oyster flesh. Yet these non-biodegradable shells are economically valuable biomaterials and can be repurposed to make supplements, concrete, and even buttons! In fact, mother of pearl buttons are higher quality than plastic ones and are better suited for luxury weekend wear.
All of our tops made with wovens have French seams. This is especially important for fabrics like linen, which is prone to seam slippage and whose raw edges will fray. Not only is this sewing technique more elevated, but from a construction standpoint, it helps to preserve the integrity of the garment and increases its lifespan.