In keeping with our dedication to planet-centric design, we work with only the best natural fibres that will eventually, after a really good time here on Planet Earth, compost straight back into the ground again. Welcome home little ones.
Deliciously soft organic cotton is the fabric of choice for all of our t-shirts and boy does it feel good. In case you missed it, cotton is the fluffy staple that grows inside a protective case around the seeds of plants. Once the cotton clouds have grown and are ready to pick, the fibre is spun into a thread to make our lovely light, breathable tees. Our organic cotton fabric paired with our organic plant-based dyes make our t-shirts almost good enough to eat. But no one wants to be the gal chewing on her sleeve, so maybe stick to the poke bowls.
To learn more about how fan-trucking-tastic organic cotton is, head over to this blog post we prepared earlier.
Mother Nature did good when she thought up linen, the most luxurious fibre of all and the star of our ‘Easy on the Earth’ apparel collection. Linen has so many pros it’s a little overwhelming, but the lightweight, breathable benefits are a good starting point. We use linen for almost all of our shirts, shorts and pants, while the strength of the fibre makes it perfect for our collection of tote bags.
So where does this magical fibre hail from? Linen is made from the flax plant and is a gentle crop that helps deter weeds from the plants around it. Flax is typically grown without the use of herbicides or pesticides, and every part of the plant is turned into a by-product. Ever wondered where linseeds come from? Well, now you know.
The production of flax requires a quarter less water and energy than traditional cotton, oh and one last thing, linen also gets softer and more awesome with each and every wear. The one teeny downside? Dust off that iron girl, linen is a creaser. Soz about that, but totally worth it - right?
Ramie is one of the oldest natural plant fibres in the world which grows consistently throughout the year, using much less water than other natural crops to produce. Better yet, its natural resistance to bacteria, mildew and mould means that it’s easy to look after and able to grow without the use of toxic herbicides or pesticides. It’s superior durability, strength and ability to hold the shape it’s formed into without wrinkling makes it the perfect material for our range of our sandals, Tilly Towels and wallets. Thank you ramie.
There is truly so much good stuff about this fibre it's hard to know where to start. Here are some top facts for your morning Cup of Tea perusal:
1. It’s the fastest growing plant in the world (growing x3 faster than Trees!)
2. Bamboo Produces 35% more oxygen and absorbs 5x more carbon than other trees.
3. Bamboo is 100% Biodegradable
4. The Bamboo Plant is extremely easy to grow - Yes you, even YOU can grow it. For real.
5. Harvesting for a crop doesnt kill the plants - the roots arnt used & they resprout for their next yield just days after harvesting!
6. Bamboo one of the fastest growing crops used for fibre production, it grows around 25cm a day!
7. Bamboo has high natural antibacterial properties
8. It only needs rainwater to thrive. NO irrigation thank you!
9. Bamboo doesn’t require pesticides or fertilizers....
It's basically the most laid back, chilled out fibre on the planet. Oh, & it makes EXTREMELY soft lush fabric like our Bamboo Fleece Billie Jumper!
It's time to showcase the amazing humans who work with our fabrics all day long. From cutting to sewing, trimming, packing, QC and everything in between.MEET OUR MAKERS