When I learned about the impact clothing was having on the world, I was shocked. Toxic chemicals pouring into our water supply. People, and many times children, working in unsafe and unfair conditions for almost nothing. Farmers losing their lives to diseases related to the exposure of harmful pesticides and factory workers dying in preventable fires and other factory accidents. It made no sense. All this for clothes?
I wanted simple, versatile clothing for myself and my friends that we could wear knowing they didn't have a devastating effect on the environment and the people involved in making them.
We design our clothes to fit any occasion, from the office to the mountains. By using the highest quality materials and techniques to make our products, they are built to work for whatever you need them to. Clothing should not be treated as disposable, something you buy to wear once or twice. It should be something you have to think about purchasing, knowing that when you do you will have it for a long time.
If you want to make a product truly sustainable you have to have that mindset from the beggining and maintain it through each step of the manufacturing process. Build it from the ground up. Literally, most of our materials start in the ground as plants (besides for our recycled polyester, which we get from post consumer waste, usually water bottles). So we need to understand how those plants are grown. Conventional cotton is a brutal crop. Tons of pesticides, herbicides, and synthetic fertilizers are used to grow GMO cotton (genetically modified organism). All of these toxic chemicals end up in the air, water and soil around the world. It has a devastating effect. We use organic cotton in our products, which means no harmful pesticides or herbicides, no GMO's and no synthetic fertilizers. We also use hemp which is grown without the use of pesticides and herbicides and is much less water intensive that conventional cotton. And as I mentioned above, our recycled polyester comes from post-consumer waste. This means we keep a huge amount of plastic out of landfills.
So remember, everything you wear requires a lot of resources and manpower to create, so choose carefully and wear it for a long time.
Making our products in the most environmentally and socially responsible way is the cornerstone of our mission. We believe it's important that our customers understand what goes into the clothing we wear, and that they understand the environmental impacts of creating those clothes. We strive to minimize our impact on the environment, while improving the lives of the people who make our products. We only partner with companies that share this vision.
Our products are made by a combination of U.S. and overseas manufacturers. All of our work shirts are made right here in Colorado. But wherever it's made, we keep a close eye on our supply chain to make sure it lives up to very tough standards: No forced labor, no child labor, no harassment or abuse, no discrimination, proper health and safety, freedom of association and collective bargaining, fair wages and benefits, fair hours of work, and proper documentation and inspection. Descriptions of the sustainable materials we use in our clothing can be found below.
For our button downs and popovers ,if you are looking for a more relaxed fit or plan on layering thicker shirts underneath we recommend you order one size up from your normal size.
Don't forget we offer free returns and exchanges so if you are unsure about sizing feel free to order a couple sizes and return whatever doesn't fit. You can also shoot us an email if you are looking for sizing help at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We classify our products into two fit categories: Classic Fit and Tailored Fit. Each product has one of these fits listed in the product description.
Classic Fit describes a more relaxed traditional fit. Classic fit shirts will have more room through the body and arms. Our branded tees have this fit.
Tailored Fit is a more modern or athletic fit. It will be slightly tailored in the body and arms for a sharper look without limiting movement or being too tight for comfort. Our button downs and the majority of our products have this fit. If you are in between sizes, we recommend ordering the larger size.