Better made clothing lasts longer, and leaves a lighter footprint on the planet. A high quality garment is determined by two factors: what it’s made from, and how it's made.
Modal is one of the softest fabric in the world. Encircled uses several blends of Modal, and knit-in-Canada MicroModal that is notorious for being silky to the touch and finely knit. Modal is opaque, absorbent to dyes and is fluid-feeling on the body.
Tencel™ is naturally odor-resistant, hypoallergenic and breathable which makes it anexcellent fabric for hot climates.
Tencel™ is biodegradable. This means, any clothing made with Tencel™ will return to the earth in our lifetime (but not while you are wearing it of course!) In comparison, synthetic products like Polyester take a couple of hundred years to break down.
Rayon from Bamboo is a beautiful fabric, slightly heavier weight than Modal and Tencel™ and great for all season wear that sometimes comes in a bright set of colourways, and has a silky feel.
We promise to forever focus on choosing fabrics and notions that will maximize the quality and functionality of the design, while practicing conscious compassion for the planet.
All core fabrics (Modal, Tencel™, and Bamboo) are created through environmentally-conscious processes in which the majority of production materials are recovered. Tencel™ is 100% closed loop, meaning nothing is re-released back into the environment.
Several of our fabrics are 100% knit and dyed in Toronto, Canada. This is an exciting venture for us, and one we’re proud to support as it fuels the re-creation of jobs in this industry.
We’re constantly dreaming up ways to use what is typically ‘waste’ in the fabric industry - the cuttings left over from production, or the last few yards on a roll. Today, these are used in our headbands, leg warmers and hair ties.
Every fabric takes energy and resources to create. We recognize that there is a tradeoff from time to time that we need to make in sustainability to enhance the fit, function or longevity of a piece in your closet. We’re not perfect and no fabric is, but we hope to be better than we were yesterday. Always improving, learning and growing.
Because we believe less is more and the more you can wear and love your Encircled clothing - the better it is for the universe.