In a world that's moving faster than ever (and creating more waste than ever) I believe in slowing down and reassessing how we shop and how we live. Does that mean I don't shop fast fashion every now and then? No. It means I'm probably like you - I try my best to shop thoughtfully. I try composting, using bamboo toothbrushes, and recycling. It means I care about the environment, and I'm learning more about how to take care of it everyday. It also means that when I decided to reposition Riot Theory in to loungewear, I wanted to minimize my impact on the environment with our new collection.
When looking for our manufacturer, I started the hunt on home territory - Canada. Unfortunately, many producers were unable to take on a small client or, did not possess the capability to craft what I needed. This led me to a Vancouver family who had owned a production facility in Taiwan for the last 30 years. Their values aligned with mine, and I knew they were the right fit.
We are committed to preserving natural resources and upholding human rights by working only with manufacturers who also represent these values. That's why our team responsibly sources materials from around the world with the lowest impact, and highest opportunity for environmental innovation. It's also why they pay their team 15% more than the industry average, and offer competitive medical and pension packages. Their team of over 80% women take on leadership roles and are continually given opportunities to further their development.
Our manufacturing team helps preserve nature by introducing materials and practices that prevent the use of harmful toxins, destructive pesticides, and excessive water and energy consumption at the production level.
Rainwater and recycled water are harvested during the production of our pieces in order to preserve the world's clean drinking supply. Our team values responsible water treatment programs that prevent destruction to aquatic life.
Renewable wind energy is used to power machines and conserve energy levels throughout production.
Currently, we use Bamboo Rayon in all of our designs. Bamboo is the fastest growing tree in the world and naturally produces a bio-agent that allows it to flourish in the wild without the use of pesticides. Our pieces are dyed in blue-sign certified facilities to eliminate harmful substances from the start of the manufacturing cycle.
We've created classic styles that have been thoughtfully designed with your sleep, the environment, and those who inhabit it in mind. I hope you love them as much as I do!