Every once in a while you come across a brand that makes beautiful products and also holds themselves accountable to make the choice to not only benefit the planet but also the people behind the scenes. Sound too good to be true? Take a look below to see how Indigenous provides high fashion, ethical production and eco-friendly fashion.
Handmade by Artisans
Indigenous clothes are handmade by native artisans in South America, where a rich culture of knitting traditions has been passed down from generation to generation. They hand make the clothes by using one of the following three methods: hand-knit with needles, hand-held knitting looms or hand-woven looms. Each garment is hand-knit entirely by an individual as part of a small knitting group within their community, they do not work in factories. Artisans are also given fair wages and educational training to help them excel.
Ethically Made Fashion
Everything that bares the Indigenous name is made through fair trade conditions. They believe that my making ethical fashion you will be able to feel the difference in the high-quality and unique handmade fashion details in each piece. They also strategize to alleviate poverty and continue to support sustainable development within the communities they work in.
Organic & Natural Fibers
Indigenous takes pride in only using the finest natural and organic fibers to make their clothing. They believe that keeping harmful chemical toxins found in synthetic and non-organic clothing away from your body and out of the ecosystems are great benefits for you and the earth. The natural fibers they use provide garments with excellent strength, warmth, soft hand and absorbency.
Not only does Indigenous only use natural organic fibers, they also only use low-impact dyes on all garments. The brand works hard to ensure that dyes they create are beautiful, complement the natural fibers and do not harm the planet. By using their low-impact dyeing programs they intend to eliminate harmful chemicals and waste produced by the dye and finishing process that all clothes go through.
Indigenous is indeed a pioneer and leader in ethical and eco-friendly fashion. If you would like to know more about Indigenous please click here. Below we highlight three of our favorite quality must have pieces from their fall collection. Check them out and let us know which one you love!
Organic Plush Alpaca Ivory Cocoon Cardigan
Organic white long sleeve scoop neck shirt
Organic A-line boat neck pullover sweater
At Mission Edit we are proud to carry Indigenous and love how transparent they are with every step of their process. If you liked this post make sure to also check out our post on Quality over Quantity.
Until next time!