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When it comes to making clothes, we believe that there is a right way and a wrong way to do it. At earth creations, it’s important to us that our company and our garments positively impact the lives of everyone involved with it—from the organic farmer planting cotton, to the fabric knitter, to the people wearing our clothing. We work hard to keep earth-friendly goals in mind for everything we do.
We start by using sustainably grown fibers such as hemp and organically grown cotton for our fabrics. Sustainable materials and organic practices are much more beneficial for the Earth and its people. For example, growing hemp and organic cotton doesn’t require pesticides, which can be harmful to water sources and toxic to the humans who apply it. We require certification from our suppliers that their fabric and yarn are organic and sustainably grown.
Our commitment to the environment doesn’t stop with fabric; it extends to the dyes we use. In fact, it’s an integral part of what we are all about. The bulk of our clothes are colored using natural clay. The eco-friendly dyeing process we developed for this purpose uses only natural and biodegradable materials. Not only does this process result in beautiful hues, but it also eliminates the need to use or manufacture artificially produced chemical dyestuffs.
By comparison, conventionally produced dyes—and more frequently the by-products of producing these dyes—are toxic. Additionally, many conventional processes use large quantities of table salt. Though tasty in our food, salt causes irreversible harm to the ecosystems in our rivers, lakes, and underground water sources when released from a commercial dye house. In many cases, conventional dyeing processes have been barred from use in the United States due to stringent government regulations. Yet, due to relaxed environmental laws in many foreign countries, the process is still used overseas and the final products do make their way to the United States.
However, nature offers only a limited color palette. To compensate, we also make garments that are colored using low-impact, eco-friendly dyes in agreement with organic standards.
At earth creations, community involvement and giving is an important part of who we are.
Every year we donate our irregular and overstock garments to organizations that help those in need, both in the United States and around the world.
In addition, we donate clothes to many organizations that are working to protect the Earth and/or conserve nature. Over the years, these have included:
At earth creations, we are trying our best to make a difference by bringing social consciousness and responsibility to the multi-billion dollar apparel industry. We thank you, the members of our earth creations family, for supporting our art and helping us to further this goal.