Wol Hide delivers on fabrics as a second skin. For Leah D’Ambrosio, sustainably is all about choices; absorbing the constraints that come with being a small business and using their size as a strength.
‘We don’t do a lot of dyeing but rather try to highlight the beauty of natural material colors. I’m very excited to now have fully domestic cut and sew basics – they’re sewn locally, within an hours drive of my studio. The cotton is organically grown in Texas and processed in North Carolina. Instead of bleaching the fabric, our supplier uses a citrus scour for the natural and a peroxide wash derived from apples for the white. We also always offer a black dyed option, but they use low impact dyes in a closed-loop system, preventing any toxic waste and allowing unfixed dye and water to be recycled.
In sweaters, we use a lot of Peruvian cotton and alpaca, who are very gentle creatures on the earth and their fibers are known to be more sustainable than other wools. They come in so many beautiful natural colors. It is a heavy fiber though, so some of our bulkier pieces have a small amount of synthetic fiber mixed in to create a more lofty yarn that won’t weigh you down! Fully fashioned knitting is also inherently sustainable because each garment piece is knit into shape so there is no cut out waste material. In addition to sourcing sustainable materials, we are using producers who are small family run companies that create jobs in their communities.’
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