Our Sustainable Efforts
As a family that is passionate about the earth, our environment & reducing pollution; we’ve have created our business around following some very important sustainable practices.
FLW are advocates for the Slow Fashion Movement.
What is Slow Fashion? Well first let’s learn about what it’s opposite Fast Fashion is about.
Fast Fashion -inexpensive clothing produced rapidly by mass-market retailers in response to the latest trends. Fast Fashion creates tons & tons each year of textile waste. Clothing is cheaply made, does not last long, and is harmful to the environment. Fast Fashion also exploits its workers, the clothing is not ethically made, workers are under paid, work long hours and are mistreated. Most of these workers are women. Textile waste is the second largest cause of pollution world wide. Let’s make a difference!
Slow fashion, is a concept describing the opposite to fast fashion and part of the "slow movement", which advocates for manufacturing in respect to people, environment and animals.
Slow Fashion is based on the following 3 pillars;
1. Long Lasting Timeless pieces - items that are made well, will last a long time and are not part of a fashion trend.
2. Ethically Made- items that are made by local workers for fair wage and work environment.
3. Eco-Conscious- items are made with the environment in mind. Reducing textile waste is the number 1 initiatives. Items are also made with sustainable fabrics. Upcycled fabrics or dead stock fabrics.
HOW FLW is contributing?
FLW is 100% handmade in Canada. We provide jobs to our local community.
Our Grow Clothing is timeless and long lasting. It reduces the amount of clothes a child needs in a life time. Items are easily passed down.
Eco-Conscious- Items are made with oeko-Tex certified fabrics & sustainable fabrics. Our scraps are either made into other items or donated to a local business to make dog beds for a local shelter! All packaging & shipping products are eco friendly.
Learn more about some of our fabrics;
Tencel Fibre- Tencel is produced with sustainably sourced, renewable raw material wood, is manufactured by using a environmentally responsible process. Tencel fabric is exceptionally soft to the skin, smooth, luxurious in shine and flow. Some of the most outstanding qualities of TENCEL™ fibers are the ability to enhance breathability and the capacity for thermal regulation and moisture absorption. Tencel fibers are certified as compostable and biodegradable, thus they can fully revert back to nature. They are also certified by the international standard STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® as containing no harmful substances.
Certified Organic Fabrics- Organic cotton eliminates the use of genetically modified seeds and restricts the use of chemicals that harms the environment. Organic fabrics sustainably grow and harvest Cotten so that it does not harm our environment.
Recycled Yarn- yarn is made from pre-consumer spinning or fabric waste and may also come from post-consumer industrial fishing nets or from post consumer recycled water bottles.