WHY FABRICS ARE IMPORTANT FOR US?
After researching the fashion industry deeply, we were surprised to find out how much pollution produces all our clothing, especially in the waste and plastic contained in every single garment. Many of these clothes contain plastics like polyester, nylon, acrylic and polyamide, in fact most new fabrics are made of plastic, up to 64% of them. The thing is, every time we wash these materials they shed millions of plastic microfibres. Threads so small they can drain out of our washing machines and pass straight through wastewater treat plants into the sea.
That’s why, we are highly committed to eliminating, in the near future, all the use of fabrics that don’t satisfy our strategic pillars, also we decided not to use any hardware like elastic, zippers and conventional buttons that will disable our garments to be 100% biodegradable.
Treekid designs are manufactured mixing colourful fabrics from the world and the always trending denim. We also use natural fabrics like GOTS certified Organic cotton and hemp, which are carefully sourced by Australian wholesale stockists ensuring all the certification required.
Once we started the selection of our colourful fabrics, we just fell in love with the stunning and multicoloured designs of African waxed cotton, which was carefully sourced by Bashiri (Australia) which supports and respects local artisans in West Africa that handcraft these colourful textiles, doing business at local and fair market prices, getting to know each artist and supplier personally, establishing rapport and learning about the materials they create before purchasing. As Bashiri trades directly with the artisans, there is not a certificate per se, even though the trade conditions match those of certified programs.
Our denim is mostly upcycled, coming from two sources, pre-loved jeans which is donated by our closest community and now as a consequence of our deep concern from THE NEW DENIM PROJECT, which is a new textile project in Guatemala that is focused in producing textile made from denim waste and upcycled cotton turning them back into fibres, spin them again into fine yarns and finally converting them into a 100% sustainable eco-cotton fabric, find more about its PROCESS.
As was mentioned before, we’re highly committed to find the best fabrics suppliers around the world to ensure their supply chain meets our social and environmental requirements.
There is still a long way to go but we guarantee to always be transparent and to look for better options in our future collections.