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.
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.
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.
Low Carbon Footprint
We centralize as much of our operation as we can in Southern California,
and because we’re New Yorkers, oftentimes we get asked why. It started with fabric.
We want to use American mills. We want certified organic goods. And we want safe dyes.
California’s hip to this sort of thing, so we aim to work with mills, vendors, dye houses,
and factories out West as much as we can, and we even moved fulfilment there, too. The only
thing not there is wovens; we get those overseas, and that’s solely because wovens just aren’t
being made in the States anymore.
In 2018, 11.3 million tons of textile waste filled up American landfills.
That’s nearly 70 pounds per person.
Protect The Planet
Companies are nothing without a planet to provide resources
to make products and people to purchase them. By adding social responsibility
to our mission, we want to show what sort of value a for-profit company can bring if it places its
focus on solving problems rather than just making money.
gomorrah | NYC
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