For our first collection, we have sourced silk, GOTS Certified Organic cotton and non-organic cotton from the following suppliers:
In addition to receiving donations and deadstock fabric from Supima cotton.
For printing and dyeing, we felt we had much more control. We collaborated with the following facilities, specialized in different techniques:
Cara Marie Piazza – natural dyes
Papilio Prints – digital printing
Orto Print Studio – screenprinting with eco-friendly inks
For production, we collaborated with Cooperativa Industrial Creación de la Montaña, located in Utuado, Puerto Rico. We spent a few weeks at the facility going over how to construct our garments to ensure high-quality construction.
For post-production, all our scraps are being used for following collections, or broken down to produce our hand tags and art paper with local artisan Verónica Papaleo @papersandflowers.
All our eco-friendly packaging was sourced with Noissue and EcoEnclose. Moving forward, we are looking forward to using only GOTS Certified organic cotton, and incorporating second-hand textiles, given new life through traditional printmaking techniques. We are also looking to collaborate with the Puerto Rico Fibershed chapter to start incorporating regenerative raw materials being developed in the island.
Our long-term goal is to map out a full seed-to-sew supply chain in Puerto Rico, grown slowly and regeneratively, in symbiosis with local communities.