m i n d f u l m a n u f a c t u r i n g
it’s easy to forget that clothes have their own stories to tell - ones that often elude toward the uncomfortable reality that is the garment industry.
when it comes to children’s clothing, buying cheap is a logical convenience because the kids grow out of their clothes faster than we can say ‘environmental impact’. but what is the true cost of cheap clothes? there is a lasting harm that those decisions of convenience make on garment workers around the world:
below the poverty wages + unsafe working conditions + unpaid overtime + long working hours + exposure to chemicals and often child labor.
at petitTembo we believe that we have a responsibility to not only create clothing that feels good and lasts long but also to ensure that its creation didn’t happen at the expense of people and planet.
we only use organic cotton that is grown and milled in the USA. that is not treated with herbicides, insecticides and pesticides. organic growing systems replenish and maintain soil fertility, build biologically diverse agriculture, and use far less water. this makes our garments better for a child’s skin and better for the environment.
we design and make our clothes locally, here in Vancouver Canada, where we have a close relationship based on mutual respect with people who make our garments; who work in a workplace that promotes fair wages and environmental sustainability.
we believe that what we buy and wear is a statement of our values: an opportunity to dress ourselves and our children in what we believe in.
we can all bring more mindfulness to our purchases, remembering that someone somewhere made our clothes and their life has value #whomadeyourclothes #mindfulmanufacturing - 4 hours ago