Dyeing Unit Updates

March 16, 2014

Updates on the progress of our dyeing unit In the past few months we have contracted our own land with the basic infrastructure, water and electrical connections.  We are pleased to report we have made excellent progress on our way to having an environmentally positive dyeing unit.  We now have 5 dyeing machines and are having a boiler made to order. We are looking forward to being operational in April 2014. [gallery type="rectangular" ids="419,428,427,425,431,430,426,429,433,432,424,423,420,422,421,435,434"] Our goal is to install full water filtration and treatment for our unit within the artisan structure within the next 3 months. What this means is we need to put in place water filtration tanks and a recycling system which will allow most of the waste water to be reused, thereby reducing water usage and creating an additional environmental advantage. RESULT At the end of this process, we will be able to recycle waste water, safely filter out and dispose of toxic chemicals, provide a safe working environment for staff, and have fully GOTS compliant water treatment for solid colour dyeing and printing.  Our mission also includes setting an example and becoming a resource for others.


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Fit/Sizing/Care

Fit

Our styles are meant to give room to breath and move.  We use fine tailoring coupled with a relaxed, comfortable fit.

We use a fit guide for each of our styles to provide more information about the fit that was intended.

Slim Fit: a close fit to the body. Regular Fit: a comfortable, relaxed fit with room around the body. Generous Fit: a very loose fit (such as in our oversized blouses) with lots of room around the body for ease of movement.

 

 

Sizing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

XS/ 36

S/ 38

M/40

L/ 42

XL/44

 

 

chest

35.5 inches/ 90 cm

37.5 inches/95 cm

39.5 inches/ 100 cm

41.5 inches/ 105 cm

44.5 inches. 113 cm

4cm extra from body

waist

26 inches/ 66 cm

28 inches/ 71 cm

30 inches/ 76 cm

32 inches/ 81 cm

35 inches/ 89 cm

fitted

 

low waist

28 inches/71 cm

30 inches/76 cm

32 inches/ 81 cm

34 inches/ 86 cm

37 inches/ 94 cm

fitted

 

hip

37 inches/ 94 cm

39 inches/ 99 cm

41 inches/ 104 cm

43 inches/ 109 cm

46 inches/ 1

4cm extra from body

 

 

 

 

Wash Care

We recommend cold water machine wash with a bio detergent and either tumble dry on low heat or line dry in shade for all of our 100% cotton garments.  Cold water wash and low heat drying or line drying in the shade will increase the life of the garment, prolong the vibrancy of the colors and reduce energy use. Shrinkage on all cottons is minimal, approximately 3%.

 

For our silk and cotton silk garments, we also recommend gentle cycle machine wash cold water or delicate hand washing to increase the life of the garment and reduce the environmental footprint from energy use, detergents and water wastage.

 

All garments have been washed several times during the printing/dyeing and manufacturing process.