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Simple yet styish clothing for women made from organic cotton, organic linen, or raw silk. “We use only natural fibers, sustainably sourced, in all of our clothing. We source only the softest natural fibers available. Our organic certified cottons and linens and sustainably sourced raw silks are beautiful, long-lasting, and pesticide free.”
Bags of all sizes and natural fiber scarves “hand dyed naturally…We use plants, not pollutants, to create color for our accessories collection. The beauty of aligning our design, development and production with the East Coast seasons truly defines how guided we are by nature. Each season nature brings us many gifts, including the colors we create. We expand on and discover more colors from season to season through growing dye plants and natural dyeing our textiles in house. Our dye stuffs are mostly home grown, locally foraged or food scraps. At times we also use minerals and dye stuffs that we source from trusted suppliers.”
Natural fiber yarns colored with plant-based dyes. “We believe in the inherent beauty and superiority of natural fibers, and work exclusively with them. From cotton and linen to wool and mohair, our yarns lend beautiful texture to your most cherished projects…we dye our carefully sourced mill-spun yarns in small batches with the utmost care. Our new signature colorway collection is inspired by sun dappled florals, and our limited-edition seasonal collections are hand-dyed with natural seed, root, and flower based dyes.”
Natural fibers…vegetable dyes…small batch production…exploring origins…handloomed organic cotton…Himalayan wild nettle…A beautiful collaboration of east and west making backpacks, totes, small accessories, and caps.
An extraordinary line of women’s clothing with a viewpoint and understanding far beyond any other website I’ve seen. Clothes designed for healing are made from “100% chemical-free” wild Himalayan nettle, flax, and hemp, colored with plant-based dyes. There is so much information available on the site about the fibers, dyes, skin detox, health and other related topics I could spend all day reading this. This is the purest clothing I’ve seen. “Seam Siren is fiercely committed to purity in every layer of the company from our plant-based care labels to chemical-free fibers. We have made a commitment to create relationships with the communities that both harvest the fiber from the wild, and those that are growing our fibers organically. We are proud to stand confidently behind terms like, “organic”, “sustainable”, “plant-based”, “wildcrafted” and “chemical-free”, knowing in our hearts that we are operating from a place of transparency and integrity….These botanical fibers and dyes act as a medicinal delivery system from the material to your skin. One of the oldest examples comes from the Indian tradition of Ayurveda. Now referred to as “Ayurvastra”, or “healing cloth”, this practice involves combining natural fibers and medicinal plants to dye clothing, bedding, and anything else that would come in contact with the body to promote healing. Two clinical studies proving the efficacy of this practice were conducted in India: One by the Kerala Ministry of Health and the other one by the Pharmacology department of the Government Ayurveda College…When we are unable to harvest our own colors due to volume, we source our dyes from a company that has created fully GOTS certified organic plant-based dyes, which are the most earth-friendly on the market with full traceability from the plants to the final colors.” This website gave me a whole new level of possibility about what clothing can be.
Textiles and apparel (for women) in collaboration with nature. Natural Fibers. Natural Finishes. Natural Dyes. Our extraordinary textiles are obtained from prized and certified sustainable natural fibers. We manufacture in California with clean ingredients utilizing strict biological and ethical principles…We make textiles to be worn by people. Our fabric is designed to be in direct contact with our bodies. Produced with clean green ingredients such as cotton, a carbohydrate, real botanicals like indigo dye and minerals, for example calcium carbonate, the main component of pearls and eggshells; it is our belief that textiles and apparel should be made with the same consideration as food — naturally, and with nothing we can’t consume. What’s on our bodies should be just as good as what we put in them….Every product is designed to be cared for, repaired, and passed on–not landfilled. It is our hope that after a long life of use, it can be composted worry free.” Just go to their website and read everything. Especially their blog. A whole different viewpoint on textiles.
This website has some of the purest clothing I’ve seen for men (but I would wear this clothing too). Just one example is a 100% organic cotton twill blazer, unbleached and undid, with river shell buttons. Same jacket also available in blue, made with fermented natural indigo dye. Espadrille sneakers made of cotton and jute. Shop by style or material: undid & unleaded, natural dyes, alpaca, organic cotton, and more. Simple, natural, organic, loose.
Casual clothing for women and kids, in timeless basic styles designed to be worn season after season. “Sustain makes healthy clothing from organic, natural fibers that are good for your body and good for the world. Unlike traditional manufacturing processes, we avoid using synthetic dyes and toxic chemicals that could absorb into your skin and cause health issues. Our selection of plant-dyed clothing made with certified organic materials and ayurvedic processes promote well-being…All our clothing is 100% natural, from the organic fibers, to the natural dyes, all the way down to the organic thread sewing it together. We sweat the details to make the cleanest clothing around, so that our clothing is safe for both you and our world.”
Clothing for men and women, hand made in India using traditional methods. “Our garments feature a range of artisan techniques. Depending on the garment these may include, handwoven cloth, block printing, ikat dyeing, natural dyes, and many forms of surface design. We make naturally dyed clothing and accessories designed to be worn everyday. We want to make it easy to find clothing that you love that isn’t made using toxic dyes and chemicals or plastic fibers…Whenever possible, we search for the highest quality all-natural and organic dyes and fibers, including grown-in-Texas organic cotton, biodegradable coconut husk beads, and organic indigo. Our mission is to show that it’s possible to make clothing that’s good for people and good for the environment, and still make it something you want to wear every day.”