As of January 2009, our adult garments will be made from 100% recycled, recyclable materials. We will post more details about these sustainable fabrics in the weeks to come.
During the development phase of our business, we worried about what impact our products would have on the environment. Sure, we comforted our souls with the idea that we were doing all we could to be green by promoting a more sustainable paradigm—promoting public transit, using surplus fabric from other companies to make our skirts, shipping without extra packaging, and making durable products—but that was never enough.
We wanted to do better, and knew it was possible.
We're delighted to (soon) introduce our line of 100% recycled, recyclable garments. In early 2009, we will begin using recyclable materials in our adult garments. This eco-fabric is made from 100% recycled soda bottles and can be recycled back into the same quality fabric from which it came, making it truly a cradle to cradle product.
We're sure you will be delighted with the waterproof and breathabilty characteristics of the fabric, and will feel even better about your support of a sustainable, socially conscious company.
Note on kid's skirts: because children's skirts are made from other companies' waste fabric, we will continue to utilize this resource. While they are not recyclable in the traditional sense, they employ the “re-use” element of the “reduce, reuse, recycle” by using otherwise-wasted fabric. Further, parents can pass the skirt on once their kid has outgrown it, ensuring it serves a long, useful life before touching a landfill.