Earth matters. We’ve really taken our time to try to curate our boutiques with care and concern wherever possible to find low-impact products and to offer sustainability for your closet, home and practice. That’s why, in honor of Earth Day, we are so pleased to be sharing the three sustainable companies we are proudest to be selling in our boutiques right now.
Back Beat Rags
Back Beat Rags is committed to the planet and to giving you better choices when it comes to what you wear. Made here in Los Angeles, this company buys locally knitted fabric and works with small, family owned businesses. That way, BackBeatRags supports local makers and creates jobs at every rung of the supply ladder, while also minimizing their environmental imprint. They also use low-impact goods like GOTS-certified organic cotton, recycled cotton, hemp, and tencel.
This video elaborates on the process and concerns that go into making a Back Beat Rag garment.
Groceries Apparel is a vertically integrated, environmentally friendly and socially responsible company. All of their fabrics are 100% organic, recycled or closed-loop tencel. They use non-toxic or low-impact dyes, are locally made in the USA in their own California factory, ensuring quality and responsible production. Groceries is redefining industry responsibility by supporting family farms, localized manufacturing, living wages, and Monsanto-free, organic ingredients. Its operations empower human beings through fair-trade, fair conditions and fair treatment across its entire supply chain and provide full traceability to its customers.
Girlfriend Collective makes all of their clothing from recycled bottles and recycled fishing nets. They believe in ethical manufacturing, full transparency, and recycled materials. They believe in body positivity and that health and wellness come in many shapes and sizes, and that representation matters. They believe in taking care of the people who make your clothes, and never putting our bottom line before what’s best for the planet. Their recycled polyester is sourced from Taiwan from post-consumer water bottles.
The bottles are sorted, cleaned, and chipped into feedstock at the center. The processing center is pretty special. It’s owned by a respected Taiwanese family that has been at the forefront of the recycling industry for decades. Once the color sorting is done, we shred them down into tiny chips, wash them again, and place them in transport bags to be shipped to our manufacturing facility. The full story is amazing, and I encourage you to read more about the fabric specifics on their website, where the process is broken down into minute and caring detail.
Please consider shopping locally with us to support these innovative fashion brands that care about the environment. We want to continue supporting these companies that are producing clothing with care and concern, but that takes our consumers caring through their purchases as well.
The purchasing power is in your hands. Buy sustainable with us! Visit our boutiques to see these lines in person (Girlfriend Collective is carried at our Grand Lake boutique, Back Beat Rags and Groceries can be found in our Rockridge location).