About Us: Low-Impact Fabrics
Low-impact fabrics are categorized as those textiles with a minimal impact on the environment over their entire life cycle--including raw material selection, production, usage and disposal. Each fiber differs in impact throughout the varying stages of its life. For example, organic cotton (a textile used in our line) is grown using a production system that replenishes and maintains soil fertility, reduces the use of toxic pesticides and defoliants, and builds biologically diverse agriculture. Such methods and materials have a very low impact on the environment unlike the production of conventionally grown cotton, which uses more than 40 million pounds of pesticides per year. Another natural fiber found in our line is hemp. An amazing ecological alternative to conventional fabrics, hemp is not only comfortable and durable, it is also a naturally pest resistant crop that aerates and replenishes the soil. When both producers and consumers support products composed of organic and sustainable fibers, we are not only protecting our individual health but also the well being of our planet.