Environmental Impact

Our planet may be purple, but we’re trying to keep the Earth that we manufacture on green.

WHAT WE’RE DOING

PRODUCT LIFECYCLE: How things are made matters. The small nature of our company allows an intimate relationship between the sourcing, design, manufacturing, shipping, use, and end life of our products. We work with small-scale fabric vendors that have been vetted to ensure our ethical standards have been met. Our manufacturing is done locally which reduces energy use and packaging used in the transportation of goods.

VEGAN: All of our products are vegan and cruelty free. We love our furry friends and would never use them in our fur and leather goods. While this is something to feel good about, it also involves the use of polyesters to substitute, which contain plastics that do not degrade as quickly as natural resources.

DYING: The dyes used in our manufacturing are water based and non-toxic. Our exclusive funky prints are manufactured using a process that creates minimal byproduct and water waste. The dyes bond to the fibers of the fabric and will not bleed or fade with washing. We are working towards having the capability to print all fabric in-house in the future to reduce transportation waste.

WASTE: We aim to reuse as much fabric waste as we can with a goal of keeping 100% of the waste out of landfills. Some small scraps are run through our in-house die cut machine to be turned into embellishments or jewelry. Our large fabric scraps are donated to local schools to use in art classes. Our small fabric scraps are donated and turned into filling for products such as punching bags.

SHIPPING: In our continued effort to minimize waste and lessen our impact on the environment, please note that your order may arrive in a slightly used shipping box. We encourage you to reuse your cardboard boxes and recycle them as a last resort. 

 

WHAT YOU CAN DO

END LIFE: It may be up for debate about what happens when us earthlings reach the end of our life, but what happens when the life of the clothing in your closet ends? Fabric waste from fast fashion is a growing issue in our finite amount of landfill space and can release chemicals and take up space forever. So what’s a better option?

REDUCE: The clothing industry is one of the largest polluters in the world. The manufacturing process creates waste from farming, processing plants, dyes and wastewater, fabric scraps, packaging, and transportation between every step. We need to be individually responsible and not only consume less but consume smarter. By supporting small businesses, you enable artists to compete in a difficult market and put money right back into your local economy.

REPAIR: It’s about time you learn how to repair a hole in your clothing without Mom. With a couple of bucks for a needle and thread, minimal time investment, and help via Youtube, you can make her proud and patch that sucker all by yourself! If all else fails, a local seamstress has your back.

REUSE: Could your old clothes live a second life as a cleaning rag? What about a fun craft inspired from Pinterest? Are you brave enough to try sewing it into another piece of clothing, accessory, gift, or toy for your furry friend?

 RECYCLE: Online resale sites let you make a few bucks off your old clothes and give them a new happy home. Or, donate your used clothing to organizations that collect and resell items to fund job-training and education programs, such as Goodwill. Many of these even accept fabric scraps and damaged items for recycling. Some natural fibers can even be composted!