ABOUT USearth creations evolved from an ordinary bike ride that ended up with our clothes covered with red dirt. Despite many tumbles through the washing machine, our shirt, socks, and shoes remained stubbornly stained by that mud! Where most people saw ruined clothes, we saw potential. With a concern for the environment and a natural curiosity we began experimenting with the clay as a natural dye for T-shirts. That was over 20 years ago. From the first "Dirt Shirt" tinted with that infamous red clay, earth creations has now grown into a global distributor and manufacturer of a full line of eco-friendly, clay dyed clothing made from sustainable fibres such as organic cotton and hemp.
WHAT WE DOWe use natural clay and low impact dyes combined with environmentally friendly fibres such as organic cotton and hemp to create sustainable, colourful clothing for men, women, and children. Our clay dyed eco friendly range includes 1) Regional designs 2) Nature inspired designs by local artists and 3) Learning by Wearing designs
HOW WE DO ITWe use a natural clay dyeing process which starts with a pre-dye soaking bath for all of our garments. Next we place our garments in a dyeing bath consisting of our regionally sourced clays or low impact dyes to colour our fabrics, we then transfer the garments to a setting bath which binds the clay to the fibres so that the colours of our naturally dyed garments remain in the garment. Lastly, we transfer to a finishing rinse to remove any excess clay.
WHYNature is our greatest Inspiration and Protecting the Earth is our Passion. At earth creations, we are trying our best to make a difference by positively impacting the lives of everyone involved - from the organic farmer, to the textile workers sewing fabric, to people wearing our clothing.
- Environmentally friendly clay dyed eco-apparel
- Learning by Wearing educational designs
- Certified UPF 50+ for Sun Protection
- Natural clay dyes and low impact dyes are chemical free and gentle to sensitive skin
- High quality, all natural Organic Cotton and Hemp fabrics
- Manufactured in our family owned factory in USA
- Fair Trade practices
Joy Maples and Martin Ledvina
founders of earth creations