Female founded and predominately operated, Mate is a a clean essentials brand made sustainably in LA with non-toxic and certified organic cotton- GOTS Certified Organic Cotton, to be specific, which stands for the Global Organic Textile Standard. It is globally recognized to be the highest standard, including environmental and social criteria. The cotton is grown in Maharashtra, India and knitted in the United States. They even use 100% recycled materials for our shipping mailers and boxes! Less waste=less carbon footprint.
Etica is a clean denim brand that offers great, core styles as well as fun fashion pieces. They use 90% less water (and the denim industry uses the most!) as well as 63% less energy and 70% less chemical usage than industry standard. The stones they use to create various denim washes are eventually compressed into bricks to build low income housing. On top of that, all water used is filtered to later use for farmland initiatives!