KCV IMPACT

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NATURAL DYES

Dyed with Naturally-Occurring Materials

The synthetic dye industry is one of the world’s most polluting industries. Natural dyes can be re-absorbed by nature. Small batches of dyed fabrics will only be produced as demanded; and because of this, colors may very slightly differ.

ORGANICS

Conserving Nature

Grown free of toxic chemicals or GMOs, organic fiber farming uses up to 60% less water than the usual way it is farmed. Through growing organically, the end product is of much higher quality.

RECYCLED MATERIALS

Recycled and Renewable

Too much plastic is bad, right? Every piece of plastic ever created is still here. What if there was a way to recycle the plastics that already exist into new clothes? That's what Kathy C Vang also brought to the table AND this fabric can be recycled again.

 

SUSTAINABILITY

*See individual product for its specific list*

 

FABRICS USED

Fair Trade Certified, Natural Fibers, Recycled Synthetics. See individual garments to see which are GOTS certified, biodegradable, organic, etc.

GARMENT LABELS:

Made from Organic Cotton.

NATURAL DYES:

Natural dyes are safe and non-toxic, and mordants that are used for natural dyeing are common household materials. Examples of mordants are as follows: myrobalan, oils, minerals, iron vat, aluminum sulfate, tannic acid (from oak bark and leaves) and oxalic acid (from rhubarb leaves) etc. The natural dyes can create similar colors to those made synthetically, but the benefits to health and the environment allow them to be a far better choice as they have a carbon neutral footprint. 
Read info on each product to see which ones are dyed naturally.

THREADS:

*Organic Cotton: Oeko-Tex Certified - Free of harmful chemicals and are completely safe for human use.
*Recycled Polyester Thread

BUTTONS:

Naturally-Occurring Materials such as nutshells and wood, or covered with organic fabric.

ZIPPERS:

Some garments that include zippers have organic cotton tapes and brass teeth. Though not all zippers are perfected yet, looking into more sustainable zippers that works with the weight of each style/fabric is the next step!

PACKAGING:

Soy-Based Inks, Water-Activated Tape, Recycled Compostable Shipping Box, Recycled Paper/Tissue Paper, FSC Certified & Acid-Free Stickers. Not much else - packaging is very minimal.

END LIFE:

Done with the garment? Email KCV for an address to ship it back. KCV will recycle/upcycle/repair/donate it.

FACTORY:

The factory used to produce KCV is located in the garment district of Manhattan. People from all over the world flock to and awe New York City for its fashion. I believe in supporting local; and though the cost of NYC is a higher price tag, it gives every employee a fair paycheck and we end up with a beautiful, high-quality garment made from passionate professionals with decades of experience. 100/10 would recommend ethical labor.