We only use GOTS certified organic cotton, meaning makers must follow strict environmental and social standards from start to finish.
- Organic cotton uses significantly less water than conventional cotton.
- None of the following nasty chemicals are used when dying the yarn: formaldehyde, aromatic solvents, functional nanoparticles, bleach, GMO’s and their enzymes.
- All dyes used must meet requirements on toxicity and biodegradability and must not contain Azo dyes that release dangerous compounds.
- Organic cotton does not use pesticides, insecticides, herbicides or GMOs which are known to cause harm to biodiversity, farmers and nearby communities.
- Because it doesn't use pesticides there is no risk of residue on the garment, which can often cause allergies and irritation.
We source our Alpaca yarn from its native origins of Peru. This super soft, durable and low impact yarn is 100% renewable, natural and biodegradable.
- Alpaca is hypoallergenic as it doesn’t contain lanolin (a coating on sheep wool known to cause allergies).
- It doesn’t pill like crazy compared with other fibers so you won’t have to pick those stubborn balls off every time you want to wear it.
- Alpaca yarn is stronger than its natural competitors which means it will hold its shape better and reduce distortion.
- It is more stain resistant. Alpaca won’t take on grease and oil without a fight so a little blotting with a damp cloth will usually do the trick.
- It does not have a lanolin coating like sheep's wool which uses intensive amounts of water and chemicals to remove.
- Their padded hooves are gentler on grazing pastures, eating the tender shoots of grass and plants, leaving the roots to regenerate.