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Our Supply Chain

We design our clothing in Nova Scotia working closely with our team at Raintex, a small vertically integrated textile and clothing manufacturer based in Lima, Peru.

Our Fabrics

We make our clothing from G.O.T.S certified organic, regenerative and conventional high quality Pima cotton.

We source the majority of our Pima cotton yarn from the top leading organic and regenerative cotton suppliers in Peru.

Regenerative cotton is cultivated in a way that cleans the earth rather than depleting it. Think soil health, advancement of biodiversity and less carbon emissions. Learn more about regenerative cotton here.

G.O.T.S organic cotton focuses on chemical and pesticide free farming techniques and is certified by a worldwide leading textile processing standard which you can find more about G.O.T.S here.

Our goal is to make 90% of our clothing in organic and regenerative organic pima cotton by 2024.

Pima cotton is arguably the best quality strain of cotton in the world boasting up to a 1 1/2" long fibre, which means the surface of Pima will last years longer than the average natural textile surface. Organic pima cotton is the rarest, softest and most durable strain of cotton in the world.

We develop our fabrics with our manufacturer from yarns we source collaboratively. Our fabrics are produced in local facilities rented by our manufacturer and controlled and run by our in-house trained technicians.

Our garments are cut in-house by our manufacturer, along with all sample sewing. Garment construction is currently outsourced locally in small batches and then checked (quality control) and packed by our in-house technicians. 

Once finished and packed in 1/4 of the industry standard in recycled plastic packaging, our deliveries are shipped by air cargo to our warehouse in Lunenburg, NS via Toronto straight from Lima, Peru. Currently our deliveries weigh 500 - 1200 kg and travel approximately 7000 km for a total of approximately 30,000 - 35,000 km of travel a year.

Our Process

Pima cotton fibres are bought and collected from family owned farms outside of Lima, Peru. The fibres are transported to yarn spinning facilities in Lima run by our certified yarn suppliers. The quality yarns are then sent to local low impact dye houses or machine woven into fabric by our manufacturer. The un-dyed ‘greige’ fabrics are then sent to the associated dye houses and then sent back to our manufacturer to be cut and sewn.

Our fabrics are developed and produced in local machine rental facilities rented by our manufacturers and controlled and run by our in-house trained technicians.

Our garments are cut in-house by our manufacturer, along with all sample sewing. Garment construction is currently outsourced locally and then checked (quality control) and packed by our in-house technicians. 

Once finished and packed in 1/4 of the industry standard in recycled plastic packaging, our deliveries are shipped by air cargo to our warehouse in Halifax, Nova Scotia via Montreal or Toronto straight from Lima, Peru. Currently our deliveries weigh 400 - 800 kg and travel approximately 7000 km for a total of approximately 30,000 - 35,000 km of travel a year.

Price Increases

We have all been feeling the effects of inflation. Keeping up with economy-wide inflation has been difficult and we wanted to be transparent with you about our price increases. ⁠

During the pandemic we dealt with difficulties sourcing raw materials, in particular certified organic yarns, as well as production delays and major increases in shipping and transportation costs. 

Staying transparent with our customers is important to us. We are dedicated to maintaining the quality of our clothing by sourcing the finest Pima cotton from Peru and maintaining our close relationships with our Peruvian manufacturers and suppliers. 

We are committed to our current and long-term sustainability goals. ⁠⁠During these tough economic times, shopping local and sustainable is more important than ever.