What's the most sustainable fabric sourcing option out there?
Answer: Deadstock fabrics.
For those who don't know, deadstock fabrics are those that have been sold off by brands or mills because they made too much, they didn't like the color, trends changed or for some other reason. They are scooped up by fabric jobbers who then try and sell them to smaller brands like ours or to other low volume buyers. If they can't be sold,the fabric works its way to other discount sellers and eventually if there are no takers it ends up in a landfill.
BUT, that's why we love working with deadstock fabrics. Because it's hard, because we know that most companies aren't willing or able to put in the time and effort to find that diamond in the rough that you can only make 200 pieces from.
Fabrics that tell stories.
The fabrics we find tend to have a story behind them as well that gives more substance to our products and makes us, and by extension you, feel like you're a part of that story. For example, the Tencel/cotton fabric we use for our Crocker Pant comes from an old North Carolina factory that is no longer in existence. Not only is the quality amazing and nearly impossible to find these days for woven, domestic fabrics, it also symbolizes a bygone era when American manufacturing was so much stronger, and hopefully signals hope that it could come back and provide living wage jobs to thousands of people.
Local Manufacturing, Sustainably-Sourced.
So when you buy our products, it's not only about the look and the fit, although of course that's the most important, it's also about the story of where the item you are wearing came from and what it represents about domestic manufacturing, the environment and sustainability.