How is made

We recognize the global and environmental impact the fashion industry has on the planet. We're dedicated to lowering our carbon footprint in everything we do.
Since the beginning, we’ve been making clothing in small batches.

In 2015, we made our first People Of Leisure pieces from deadstock fabrics. That was our first step in being more eco-conscious.

Deadstock fabrics are leftover from fashion brands who overestimated their needs. After holding onto the fabrics for a few seasons, they may end up in landfills.

Our aim from the beginning has been to rescue these fabrics before they wind up in the trash (clothing should never wind up in the trash). We then make them into something new and lasting.

As we’ve grown, we’ve introduced fabrics like hemp and organic cotton into our product line. Buying these fabrics is more costly than buying synthetic fabrics—such as polyester.

These synthetic fibers are a chemical compound made of polyethylene. Which is a fancy way of saying plastic. When these synthetic fibers end up in a landfill they do not break down and will leak chemicals into the earth.

Yet synthetic fabrics are cheaper to buy and sell in large quantities. This is why the tag on a fast-fashion brand will most likely be a combination of synthetic fibers.

Clothing made from organic fibers is not only earth-friendly but also skin-friendly. Meaning you’re not putting synthetic plastic onto your largest organ, your skin.

By repurposing discarded fabric, we are creating clothing in small batches. Along with eliminating the need for land, water, energy, and soil use.

We're change-makers in the world of design, filled with dreamy imagination and wild ambition. We care about people, place, and practicality, which is why we create our clothes with careful attention to shape, softness, and sustainability so you can live consciously.

"Slow clothing is a philosophy. It is a way of thinking about choosing, and wearing clothes to ensure they bring meaning, value, and joy to every day." - Jane Milburn, sustainability consultant and founder of Textile Beat.

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