Committed to sourcing ethically and environmentally sound, high quality materials and endeavouring to verify every supply chain in alignment with international best practice, ensuring you know exactly what goes into the making of your piece.
FIBER – 100% ORGANIC COTTON
Native to the coast of Oaxaca, cotton is organically farmed on small plots, without pesticides and frequently intercropped with corn, in centuries old tradition. Over 300 women and men of Khadi Co-operative hand-pick, de-seed, card, spin and weave by hand and receive a fair income twice a month, sustaining their families, communities, and cultures in the village of San Sebastian Rio Hondo. Through the revival of handcraft tradition and long-term relationships, Khadi supports artisan wellbeing, independence and dignity and returns profits to the village via community development initiatives focused on health, food sovereignty and environmental stewardship.
Hand woven on the pedal loom using 50% local Oaxacan hand-spun cotton, 50% organic Chiapan machine-spun cotton: This cotton is stable, durable, long lasting, exceptionally soft and easy to care for. It is breathable, naturally hypoallergenic and also unbleached, undyed and completely biodegradable. Once your garment’s life is over it will safely return to the soil from which it came.
More on Khadi Oaxaca in:
The Process: Textile + Journal (coming soon)
FIBER – 100% LINEN
Considered one of the most environmentally responsible fibers, linen is made using the entire flax plant and requires little energy or water to grow and process. Linen is also breathable, hypoallergenic and feels comfortable against your skin while keeping your body cool on warm days and warm on cool ones. Inherently strong and durable by nature, your linen garment will have the strength to stand up to years of daily wear.
This lightweight linen has been sustainably woven and dyed at a traceable family-owned mill based in China that operates with fair living wages and is fully compliant with current REACH regulations, focusing on improving the health of workers and environmental effects by regulating the use of hazardous chemicals in manufacture. Currently sourced as chemically dyed.
FIBER – 100% SILK
This silk is sourced as deadstock (end of rolls & sampling lengths carefully selected from high end fashion labels) – making use of beautiful, unique fabric without waste, without contributing to the reproduction of new materials and instead making use of excess.
Luxurious, light-medium weight with soft finish, drape and flow like liquid, silk is breathable and naturally hypoallergenic, keeping skin cool on warm days. Silk fabric is made from silk fibers, a product of the silkworm. Silk has extremely high tensile strength, but requires gentle care.
GARMENT LABELS – Screen printed by hand in Oaxaca using solvent-free inks on 100% Mexican grown + woven cotton.
HANG TAGS – Printed on ecologically handmade cotton (pochote) paper by Taller Arte Papel Vista Hermosa (San Agustín Etla, Oaxaca) and are entirely recyclable. Vintage linen thread for ties.
ONLINE PACKAGING – Garments are wrapped in locally sourced tissue paper and packaged in cardboard boxes (moving toward FSC recycled cardboard).
IN-STORE BAGS – brown paper bags with local ixtle (twine from Mezcal’s Agave fiber) handles, handmade by Lluvia and her family in Oaxaca city.