Fast, traditional fashion has massive environmental costs, accounting for 10 percent of the world’s carbon emissions. The industry is the second-largest consumer of water — it takes 700 gallons, for example, to produce one non-organic cotton shirt. And toxic textile dyes are the second largest polluter of water. Meanwhile, 85 percent of all textiles end up in the landfill each year, and synthetic clothing made from petroleum byproducts, like polyester and nylon, will never decompose.
But Hass materials — organic cotton, modal, and alpaca — are exclusively natural, biodegradable, and renewable. Natural and organic materials have less of an environmental footprint than synthetic fabrics, using less energy, water, and no toxins to produce. By exclusively harnessing natural, non-toxic dyes, we also ensure our pieces are processed in a way that is safe and sustainable for people and the planet.