When we first launched Local Laundry, we knew very little about the fashion industry. Unfortunately, the more we learned, the more we understood how damaging this industry was on our planet. The sheer amount of waste and destruction t-shirts and sweaters could cause was appalling. Quite honestly, we wanted nothing to do with it.
But change never happens by accident. It was then and there that we made the conscious decision to alter the way our business operated. We canceled ALL overseas manufacturing and instead, moved to domestic manufacturing. This had a drastic effect on our impact.
Lower emissions as a result of strict Canadian environmental regulations
Lower product waste as a result of high quality manufacturing process
Lower economic damage as a result of toxic free manufacturing. After our clothes are dyed, the wastewater is treated and so clean, it can be dumped right into the water stream
Lower physical toll on garment workers as a result of strict Canadian labour regulations
Our Canadian dye partner uses roughly 75% less water than industry average
Our business went from contributing to one of the worst industries on the planet, to actually reversing the damage our company was doing. We knew we could be better, and we work everyday to continue that journey of being better.
Our knitting and dyeing facilities are GOTS certified and our dye facility uses the lowest liquid to yarn ratio in the industry
This is why, in addition to manufacturing all of our products domestically in Canada, we also focus a significant amount of time and efforts on our charitable contributions. To date, we’ve raised over $100,000 for local charities. It’s proof that as a small business, with incredible customers like yourself, we’re able to still have a big impact. There’s no other clothing company in Canada of our size that has the kind of impact we do. That’s all thanks to you.
Together, we make an impact
Bamboo Zip-Up Hoodie
Bamboo Local Crewneck