Sustainability

 

(Scroll to the bottom to see what you can do as a consumer to help)

 

Rescued Materials

First off let's talk about 'rescued' materials. When materials are described as 'rescued' here it means that they were about to be thrown away (usually scraps). Using these materials brings new life to them.. another life to them. Along with one less scrap in the landfill, this material gets to have several stories ending with what we make out of it. 

 

Sourcing/ The Fashion Industry is F*cked

The materials we use that aren't rescued are mindfully sourced. These materials are second hand (pre loved & deadstock) and purchased locally. This includes all fabric and most hardware. 

On the makers end, sourcing materials mindfully is crucial to maintaining a slow fashion brand. The textile/ fashion industry holds a massive steak in our worlds pollution. Using secondhand textiles does things like saving resources, not promoting exploitative working conditions, and putting less microfibers in our oceans. 

If you'd like to dive deep into how truly f*cked the fashion industry is you can check out these links:

Amberoot 'How the Global Fashion Industry Contributes to the Colonisation of Indigenous Peoples'

Sustain Your Style 'Fashion Issues' 

EcoWatch 'Fast Fashion Is the Second Dirtiest Industry in the World, Next to Big Oil' 

 

Waste

Along with sourcing mindfully, we try to reduce our waste as much as possible. One of the ways we do this is through our tags. We collect our paper scraps, threads, and small fabric cuttings, add them to water and make paper. Once the paper is made, it's cut, printed on, and laminated using plastic that's from our waste collection as well.

In short, our scraps go from this...        to this.

    

 

We also use our fabric scraps as stuffing for pieces like these...

 

Process 

Along with our materials, our process contributes to sustainability as well. Each piece is made for everyday wear (as long as taken care of properly) and can be sent back to us for refurbishing at anytime. This ensures the items longevity in your wardrobe and as an object on its own. 

 

 

What can you do as a consumer?

1. Buy second hand/ shop sustainable brands/ shop local

2. Recognize fast fashion trends and ask yourself before buying "Will I still wear        this in two years?"

3. Be mindful of your fashion influences and their impact on your journey towards      a sustainable wardrobe.

4. Refurbish! Your! Items! 

5. Stop buying shit! (Yes, that includes items from Eden the Label)

 

This page has only scratched the surface of the negative impacts fast fashion and the textile industry has on the ecology of our world. We encourage you to do your research and spread the word!