Hi! Welcome to our education page. Here we breakdown our pricing. Where things are made and why and give you a more look into the backend of US.

 

Where are our pieces made?

CANADA: It's true! Lot's of our pieces are made right here at home. Although this beautiful country doesn't have a ton of manufacturers and very few who work with delicates or wovens, we do try and keep our manufacturing close to home. If we can make it here, we will! Printing, tagging and embroidery all happen in Canada as well.

USA: A lot of our crewnecks are made in the USA. LA specifically has a really amazing garment district that specializes in cozy sweats. When working with manufacturers abroad we always make sure that they are paying their workers the correct wage for their state and treating them right. We buy our loungewear from manufacturers who supply crewnecks to a variety of different companies, we then import it, customize it, print, tag and embroider it all in Canada.

OVERSEAS: We have began to manufacture some items overseas that can't be made in either Canada or the USA at an affordable price or because the facilities aren't available. If we are manufacturing overseas, a lot of research goes into it to make sure that the manufacturers we are using are certified in eco friendly materials and are not only treating their workers right and well but also paying them fair wages for the countries they live in.

 

Pricing?

CUT & SEW: As you can see we aren't inexpensive. But, making things in Canada, with mostly eco conscious materials and with ethical labour is expensive. Our cost of our item not only includes how much we pay to make it but also how much it costs to keep our business running.

LOUNGEWEAR: Our loungewear is bought through manufacturers who make loungewear in bulk for multiple different retailers. This not only ables us to lower our prices for these items but also give you more variety, options and colourways. We always customize the items with designs to make them US. Because of this we are able to offer our lounge pieces at a lower price than if we were to cut and sew it.

Fabrics we like & why:

TencelTM :

  • Tencel is a brand that makes lyocell and modal fibres in an environmentally friendly responsible process from the sustainably sourced natural raw material wood.

Lyocell:

  • Natural, man made fibre made with wood pulp from sustainable tree farms.
  • Created through the use of nanotechnology in a closed-loop process that recovers or decomposes all solvents and emissions
  • 100% biodegradable
  • The textiles are processed into fibre using organic chemicals that are covered under the Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certification and are 100% recyclable.
  • Made from different types of trees including beech and eucalyptus.

Modal:

  • Semi-synthetic fabric made from beech tree pulp
  • Considered a luxurious textile thanks to both its soft feel and high cost
  • Bio-based fabric that is made from spinning reconstituted beech tree cellulose
  • Production process includes soaking the fabric in chemicals like sodium hydroxide and carbon disulfate
    • Lenzing has developed innovative environmental processes for the manufacture of Lenzing Modal
    • Non-toxic technologies have allowed Lenzing to recover up to 95% of Modal’s production materials, minimising emissions and conserving resources.
    • Lenzing Modal is carbon-neutral
  • Requires less land per tonne than cotton fibres
    Water consumption level that’s ten to twenty times less than that of cotton

Linen:

  • Extremely strong, lightweight fabric made from the flax plant
  • Natural fiber, like cotton, but it takes longer to harvest and make into fabric
  • No pesticides or chemicals required
  • Biodegradable
  • Con: Uses a lot of water for production

Organic Cotton:

  • Staple fiber produced from the cotton plant
  • No pesticides or chemicals used
  • Biodegradable
  • Con: Requires a lot of water for production

Bamboo:

  • Naturally grows with no irritation, poisonous pesticides, and fertilizers
  • Does not require replanting because of the robust reproduction ability from its root networking
  • Naturally antibacterial
  • Biodegradable
  • Bamboo is one of the fastest growing plant on earth with a growth rate of over 12 inches per day

Silk:

  • A natural fibre
  • Requires less water than cotton for production
  • Biodegradable
  • Silk is a protein fiber spun by silkworms and is a renewable resource
  • Con: chemicals are used to produce conventional silk so organic silk to be a better option
  • Con: conventional silk production kills the silkworm but there is peace silk

Supima Cotton

  • A luxury rare form of cotton grown in the USA's desert climates
  • only 1% of the world cotton is Supima
  • extra-long staple fiber that gives the cotton its premium properties: Strength, Softness and Color retention
  • ASA (American Society of Agronomy) Certified - which means strict agricultural standards
  • Not labelled "organic" but grown organically

Con: Like other cottons, it uses a lot of water for production

Cashmere:

  • Softest and most luxurious forms of wool
  • Natural fibre made from cashmere and pashmina goats
  • Generally shorn from the underside of the goats or the neck region
  • High quality Cashmere production is complicated which makes it expensive
    • Goats naturally shed their coats during molting season and the wool is gathered (wool is gathered by combing the coat)
    • After the wool is gathered, the coarse overcoat hairs must be separated from the fine and soft undercoat hairs, which eventually become the cashmere
    • Once the fibres are separated, they are assembled into bales spun into yarn, which is then dyed and knit or woven into fabric