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The choices companies make when creating new products have a lasting social and environmental impact on the plants, animals, and people who produce them. Our small-batch yarn is made with careful attention to detail in each step of our sourcing process, with the goal of building a more just and environmentally responsible textile industry and supply chain.
We source 100% natural fibers from the climates and regions where they are best suited to grow, and we partner with textile mills and dyehouses who work in close geographic proximity to the source of the fibers. We have a deep respect for the skilled human labor involved in producing our yarns, and we are committed to working with partners who share this value.
We are proud to work with textile manufacturing partners who share our vision of building a more just and environmentally responsible textile industry. Here are two of their stories.
We source our organic cotton (used in Mallo and Beam) from the Texas Organic Cotton Marketing Cooperative (TOCMC). The Texas Organic Cotton Marketing Cooperative is a group of passionate farmers who have been at the forefront of the organic cotton movement for over two decades. Growing cotton without the use of harmful pesticides and synthetic fertilizers helps preserve natural ecosystems, and protects the health of workers and surrounding communities.
TOCMC is headquartered in Lubbock, Texas, and has approximately 35 member farmers located in the surrounding South Plains area, where the climate and soil conditions are particularly well-suited to organic cotton farming. Each bale of cotton from TOCMC can be traced back to the field, and prices are set by the collective, ensuring fair compensation that reflects the true cost of production. TOCMC is certified organic under the United States Department of Agriculture National Organic Program (USDA-NOP) and Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS).
When we set out to produce a silk noil yarn, we were looking for a company that was creating beautiful, quality silk while putting a lot of care and attention into how their production impacted the people making the yarn, and the places where it was made. We were thrilled to find these things in Bombyx Silk.
Bombyx works with silkworm farmers in Nanchong’s Yilong County, in the northeast of Sichuan province in China to implement regenerative agriculture techniques such as rotational cropping, intercropping, terrace farming, and biological pest control. These methods help to build up soil nutrients and allow farmers to diversify their income streams and make more steady and dependable wages. We encourage you to watch the video below to learn more about Bombyx.