Why are fabrics so important for us?
After extensive research into the fashion industry, we were surprised to find out how much pollution is produced by clothing, especially the waste and plastic contained in every single garment. That’s why, we are highly committed to reducing all the use of fabrics that don’t satisfy our strategic pillars. We don’t use any hardware like elastic, zippers and conventional buttons to ensure our garments to be 100% biodegradable.
Treekid designs are manufactured mixing colourful fabrics from all over the world, combined with denim. Natural fabrics like GOTS certified Organic cotton and hemp are also used, which are carefully sourced by Australian wholesale stockists ensuring all the certification required.
We 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. They also do 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.
Our denim is mostly upcycled; pre-loved jeans which are donated by our closest community. Through sourcing denim, we discovered The New Denim Project, which is a new textile project in Guatemala that is focused on producing textiles made from denim waste and upcycled cotton. The fibres are spun into fine yarns enabling 100% sustainable eco-cotton fabric. Learn more about The New Denim Project here.