Let’s talk about Sustainability
What is sustainability and why should we care? There’s so many aspects to the term sustainability and as a fashion brand it’s our obligation to consider how our products are made and the impact of that process. Perhaps an antithesis to fast fashion, Duxton is about high-quality garments that are designed with a long-term lifecycle in mind. We produce small limited runs, focusing on classic pieces that will stand the test of time.
As a natural product, cotton is one of the most biodegradable fabrics, especially if its 100% cotton. In a compost, cotton may biodegrade within as little as a week to 5 months.
All our 100% cotton slub knit fabrics are produced responsibly in Los Angeles while the Japanese cotton woven fabrics are made in Japan. Our team meticulously visited and researched different local knit mills where they partnered with a family-owned boutique mill that creates its fabric in downtown LA. They picked the mill for both their incredible fabric as well as their superior labor practices.
An alternative to silk or rayon, Cupro is the by-product of the industrial harvest of cotton, specifically waste fibres that are too small to spin. Produced in a closed-loop, much like Tencel, Cupro is biodegradable and easily recycled since it’s made from 100% plant-based materials.
– Antoine Laurent Delavosier
At Duxton, we repurpose fabric in all ways possible and maximize their lifecycle. But there’s still a lot more to do. With our children and their children thereafter in mind, we limit our waste and only produce what we need. We’re constantly learning and improving little by little everyday… with this collective goal in mind, for us at Duxton, it’s about producing in a way that harms the planet the least.