The uniform industry is a massive part of the apparel industry, which is one of the top 10 pollutants in the world.
Did you know that conventional cotton uses 71% more water than organic cotton? That's because organic cotton is a rotational crop and conventional cotton relies on irrigation. Conventional cotton is mostly made up of GM seeds (think genetically-modified seeds sold by Monsanto), which needs pesticides and herbicides that deplete the nutrients from soil.
Polyester uses 70 million barrels of crude oil a year. That's a lot of oil.
Dermatitis, an allergic reaction to textiles, is a common problem because of formaldehyde and other toxic chemicals in dyes.
We give businesses and individuals an alternative.
Our organic cotton and recycled polyester (plastic bottles) fabrics are GOTS and Oeko-Tex Standard Certified.
The dyes in our fabric meet the Oeko-Tex Standards and have no formaldehyde or harsh chemicals.
As the apparel industry progresses toward a sustainable industry, our vision is to be 100% eco-friendly and to provide full transparency.
We tried to find the best waist ties but no one seems to carry organic. We found a formaldehyde-free conventional cotton from a small mill in Pennsylvania, that has been in business since the 1940's. We found that the 1" ties don't tangle in the wash, so we're in the process of using this tie for all of our aprons.
We currently use powder-coated, copper-colored metal adjusters and sliders because they stand out beautifully. Over time, powder coating does fade, so we are continually searching for a permanent and sustainable solution for the colored adjusters and sliders. UPDATE: We are currently developing Oeko-Tex certified metal adjusters and sliders with our partner in Hong Kong. This means that they pass the rigorous tests of being free from harmful substances.