Softer, Lighter, Warmer, Natural.
Forever is not an option
We can no longer rely on fabrics that take hundreds of years to disintegrate, in this sense, forever is not an option. We do not have “forever” to make this change, we need to start now.
Knowing that the most polluting processes of the life cycle of textiles are production and disposal, it is extremely important for us to choose fabrics that do not entail the usage of harmful toxic chemicals. This avoids polluting the environment during production as well as landfill waste, because once burnt, the toxic materials blended in the fabric spread in the atmosphere, altering air quality.
Hence, our coats approach to fabrics is simple, all our chosen textiles are either biodegradable or recycled. We believe that biodegradable fabrics are the best approach to sustainable clothing as they are fully naturally made and can disintegrate without leaving harmful traces on our planet.
The second-best alternative is using recycled materials. This prevents toxic chemicals to be burnt in landfills, and instead gives them a second life. This is linked to the concept of circular economy, a system that encourages the re-use of materials. Why bring more into the planet when there is already so much wasted potential out there?
Our current collection consists of two main fabrics. Naturally dyed alpaca wool for the exterior and rayon, a cellulose fibre made from plants (i.e. pine trees, bamboo), for the inner lining. Accompanied by buttons and buckles made with regenerated vegetable fibres from recycled paper. These are all biodegradable!
We order our Alpaca Wool from Incalpaca, a well established Peruvian supplier recognized for fair and sustainable practices.