Sustainability

As a sustainable fashion brand, sustainability in our production processes is super important to us and to our customers.

We reexamine and finesse our manufacturing process to mind our carbon footprint and our environmental impact as many sustainable fashion brands do. We're willing to discuss our micro supply chain transparency and ethical practices. It's so important for us to rise up against the fast fashion industry. Read on to learn about the Modern Shibori clothing brand and its sustainable practices:

1. Organic Fabrics for eco-fashion and sustainable clothing

We use GOTS-certified natural fibers such as organic cotton, organic linen, and OEKO-TEX Mulberry silk in our supply chain. GOTS-certified fabrics ensure that no harmful chemicals, toxins, or synthetic fertilizers are leached into the ground, reducing harmful environmental impact. Read more about the natural fibers in our fabricsCurious why organic cotton clothing matters for you and the planet?

2. Water Conservation to lessen our impact on the environment

We use low amounts of water as our pieces are made one at a time. We reuse natural dye vats until they're fully exhausted. There are no toxic chemicals used and we're very conscious of our environmental footprint.

3. Recycled fabrics and Upcycled Materials in our supply chain

We use eco conscious packaging that’s made from recycled material, and is sometimes compostable. We also save our upcycled and recycled fabrics to make jackets and tote bags out of these materials. 

Read more about the sustainable benefits of upcycling clothing and why it's a great sustainable fashion movement.

4. Lifecycle of a Slow Fashion Garment

As a sustainable fashion brand, we're very concerned about the life cycle of a garment and encourage our customers to keep their garments and recycled fabrics in use and out of landfill, reducing their impact on the environment. We also support consuming fashion with social and environmental concerns at the forefront.

5. No Micro Plastics, fight fast fashion brands

We never use synthetic fiber reactive dyes or synthetic fabrics. We only use natural materials in our garments, reducing our environmental impact.

6. Low Carbon Footprint and Supply Chain Transparency

Our supply chain is hyper-local focused in the SF Bay Area, keeping our carbon emissions per garment as low as possible and our dollars invested in our local economy. While we're not quite there, we do support a carbon neutral fashion industry.

7. Hyper Supply Chain to Produce Clothing

Jenny Fong sketches, designs, and upcycles all her garments in Berkeley, CA. 

8. Slow Fashion Industry

Along with many Bay Area sustainable fashion brands, we are a Fibershed Supporter and a member of the Sustainable Fashion Alliance. We are very conscious of our social and environmental impact and our customers appreciate our ethical practices. Modern Shibori leads with a conscious environmental perspective first whether making decisions around fashion production, using innovative materials, sustainable fibers, workers earning fair wages, moving towards circular fashion.

Please check back again as we discover more and implement even more sustainable practices and ways to reduce our environmental impact as a brand.

Wondering what shibori is? and how the designs are made? Check out our blog.

Organic Fabrics

Water Conservation

Low Carbon Footprint

Ethically Made