We have an extensive network of raw material suppliers that provide a variety of sustainable materials suitable for all sorts of textiles.
ETHICALLY SOURCED NATURAL FIBRE YARN
We choose to source from eco-conscious yarn manufacturers who prioritise two things: their impact on the earth, and the lives of their employees.
100% ABACA PAPER YARN
Abaca is a plant endemic to the Philippines. According to the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, Abaca helps with erosion control and biodiversity rehabilitation can be assisted by intercropping Abaca in former monoculture plantations and rainforest areas. Abaca fibre is a natural fiber extracted from the leaf sheath around the trunk of the abaca plant. Our Abaca paper yarn is undyed, durable, breathable, anti-bacterial, odor resistant, uv resistant and biodegradable. The fibre in the yarn is sourced in the Philippines while the yarn itself is produced by Heayi Trading Co., Ltd. , an eco-conscious yarn manufacturer in Taiwan.
100% Philippine COTTON
70% PHilippine COTTON 30% ABACa
We believe that supporting our local fibre and yarn producers is important to ensuring a flourishing local textile industry. We source our 100% Philippine Cotton and 70% Philippine Cotton 30% Abaca from Panublix, a sourcing platform connecting creatives with sustainable tropical textiles and artisan craft. The yarn we source from them is also naturally dyed using local material within 200 km from where the yarn is manufactured.
Contributing to reducing the amount of waste that ends up in landfills is important to us and that’s why we use discarded materials to create some of our textiles. Clothing factories and designers have a lot of excess fabric scraps and deadstock sewing thread from their production. No two weaves made of these materials are exactly the same, making them truly special and unique.
Deadstock sewing thread is sold by the kilo when no longer needed and it comes in a variety of synthetic and natural materials. They come in odd quantities and a variety of colours making them difficult to use for mass production. We design our textiles around these available materials in order to come up with unique textiles for our clients.
Garment production often results in textile off-cuts that are discarded after production is complete. Instead of allowing these to go to waste we find creative ways to incorporate these scraps into our textile designs resulting in a one-of-a-kind textured piece.