Reducing Our Impact

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When possible, we use organic, ethically-sourced, biodegradable fabrics and natural fibers like linen, alpaca, and silk.


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We strive for low-waste production processes — every Apiece Apart collection is cut-to-order, with little to no excess inventory at the end of each season.


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We craft timeless, long-lasting garments that exist outside of trend cycles or fast fashion, rejecting the notion that clothing is disposable. Instead, we design our pieces to last for years of wear. 
 
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By early 2021, 66% of our collection will consist of organic or environmentally responsible fabrics. 

 

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By the end 2022, at least 75% of our fabrics will be organic or environmentally responsible.
 
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By 2025, we will present a fully transparent supply chain, mapping the production of our products from seed, to farm, to factory, to you. 
 
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We will integrate regenerative fibers into our supply chain, working with farms and suppliers who use techniques that restore and replenish the natural environment. 
 
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When sourcing fabric and materials for collections, we prioritize natural and organic fibers whenever possible.
 


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We manufacture garments in India, China, Peru, Turkey, and the U.S., maintaining longstanding relationships with factory owners artisans in our supply chain.


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  We select manufacturing locations based on the individual skill sets, strengths, and practices of each factory. Additionally, we consider proximity of raw materials in an effort to eliminate unnecessary long-distance shipping.

 

 

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Garments are packaged and stored in TIPA compostable bags to minimize plastic use. Our clothing is never shipped on plastic hangers for more efficient shipping and minimized carbon emissions. 
 
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A vast majority of our printed garments are made by digitally printing colors and patterns onto fabric with specialty inks, as opposed to the synthetic dyes often used in traditional screen printing. Digital printing also reduces water waste by requiring fewer rinse cycles than screen printing.  
 
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The labels sewn inside our garments are made from 100% organic cotton, and our hangtags are made from 80% post-consumer content. They’re also printed with soy-based ink and are 100% recyclable and biodegradable.
 
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We never use plastic button on our garments, opting instead to use natural shell or corozo buttons and recyclable, reusable copper shanks on our garment closures.

 

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/ LINEN 
Linen is a biodegradable fiber made from the flax plant, which is generally grown without pesticides and chemical fertilizers. It requires less water and energy to grow than other materials like cotton or polyester. Linen helps keep the body cool and will soften with wash and wear over time. 
 
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We use GOTS certified organic cotton in our garments and their sew-in labels. Our cotton grows in India, without the use of pesticides or synthetic fertilizers, requiring less water to irrigate than its non-organic counterpart. We have sourced the fiber from India to ensure we are not working with suppliers in Xinjiang region of China. 
 
/ TENCEL™ Lyocell 
Made from sustainably-sourced wood pulp, this biodegradable cellulose fiber is manufactured using a non-toxic, recyclable solvent in a closed-loop production system, whereby over 99% of organic chemicals are recovered and reused. Lyocell fabric is soft, lightweight, moisture-wicking, and wrinkle-resistant, with a silky finish that drapes beautifully on the body. 
 
/ ALPACA
Alpaca is a soft, durable fiber, woven to last longer than wool and cashmere. We source our alpaca from Peru, working with producers who take care not to harm the animal during the shearing process.
 
/ LEATHER + SHEARLING
In order to reduce needless waste, our leather and shearling styles are made in Turkey using materials that are by-products of the meat industry.

 

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From sourcing raw materials to working with high-quality manufacturers, we design our garments to have the longest lives possible. See our recommendations below for how to sustainably care for your favorite Apiece Apart pieces, and to make them last.
 
1 /  Wash Less—And Use Cold Water
The less you wash, the longer your garments' fibers will maintain their integrity. We recommend spot-treating garments when you can and washing in cold water, ideally by hand, to help reduce color-fading. 
 
2 / Line Dry
Air-dry your garments to save electricity and reduce fiber degradation. 
 
3 /  Steam
Steaming is a quick and easy way to freshen your garments between washes. If you don’t own a steamer, hang them in the shower to loosen creases and wrinkles. 

 

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Consider repairing garments with minor damages before replacing them. Don’t hesitate to reach out to customerservice@apieceapart.com for advice on how to mend a damaged Apiece Apart garment. A good tailor can help extend the life of your garments and alter them for an ideal fit. If you are in between sizes, we recommend sizing up and altering as necessary. 

 

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