Consumer-led commitment to purchasing Canadian Made product helps achieve a sustained economy and reduces environmental impact. Here's how you can get your hands on Canadian Made products and support the economy at the same time!
Sustainable apparel is a buzz phrase going around the fashion industry and a lot of brands are claiming that they're "sustainable" , but what does this mean exactly?
Sustainability is having a commitment to balancing the short and long-term supply and demand of resources by focusing on three pillars; economic, environmental, and social. In most cases 'sustainable' is thought to only mean being environmentally- conscious, but it's more than that, it's also economic sustainability and social responsibility.
The Common Objective group has shared 10 criteria for what qualifies as sustainable fashion, which address each of the three pillars of sustainability:
At Econic Apparel, we follow all of the rules of sustainability. We pride ourselves in using heavily audited factories for sustainability methods and the ethical treatment of employees. The products that we build at Econic Apparel are created right here in Canada using raw materials, dyes and processes that are not harmful to humans and the communities that surround them. That's our promise to you. #bravebrand #ECONIC
Why Organic Cotton is a Better Choice for your ECONIC Story.
At Econic Apparel, we only use GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certified organic cotton fibers in our manufacturing process of apparel.
Cotton is one of the most widely grown crops in the world, it can also be the most chemically sprayed crop. The chemicals used on conventionally grown cotton are the most aggravating to the people that tend to the them, the water and the soil itself as reported by the Environmental Protection Agency. The lack of regulation and deaths due to the use of these chemicals in developing countries are increasing every year.
Organic cotton and it’s growing methods have a low impact on the environment. Production processes are in place to replenish and maintain soil fertility and reduce the use of toxic pesticides and to build a strong biodiverse agriculture. Federal regulations also prohibit the use of GMO seeds for organic farming and you’ll be pleased to know that all cotton sold in Canada and the United States must meet strict federal regulations on how cotton is grown.
Econic apparel is unique in that we only manufacture our apparel using 100% certified organic cotton in the creation of our tee shirts, long sleeve tee shirts and blended fibre apparel options. For instance, you may want a softer look and feel for your tee shirt program so you could opt for our 50% pet recycled polyester combined with 50% organic cotton.
Whatever you chose, we can ensure you that you’re getting a top quality, made in Canada product. Our staff has a combined 70 years of experience in the apparel manufacturing industry. Our happy clients have worked with us on projects ranging from a 15 unit program to a large global event like the Olympics!
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Have you always dreamed of having a private label program for your apparel? Maybe you’re thinking It’d cost too much for your budget? At Econic apparel, we want you to be able to customize your apparel and we’re here to make that easy and cost effective for you!
What is “private label” anyway? Having a private label program for your apparel story is a creative way to add customization with your branding to your ECONIC garments.
Send us your logo and branding vision, or allow us to help you develop the mark you are looking for, and we’ll help you brand your private label program.
There are many ways to share your brand on your apparel. Here are a few ideas!
Let’s get creative! Sky’s the limit really. Do you have an idea? Share it with us and we’ll help you create your ECONIC apparel story that is one of a kind and unique to you.
Econic Apparel is 100% Made in Canada. From every detail, we are a domestically produced apparel company here to support your vision.
Let’s work together to determine what works best for you and your brand and recommend the best way for achieving this!
So you’ve made the decision to go with ECONIC, the top ethical and sustainable manufacturer for corporate apparel! Not only are you reducing your carbon footprint for your business, you’re contributing to a positive social responsibility platform. And, by supporting Econic, you’re also supporting the Canadian economy by purchasing Canadian made apparel! At Econic apparel, we keep Canadians employed and treated fairly at our ethically audited factories where they work.
Once you’ve chosen your apparel pieces please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604-506-0428 and we will discuss what colour and styles will suit your apparel story. We offer many options for apparel, from custom cuts and colours or you can also choose from a variety of our in stock items. These items are available in the most popular colours and fits based on our experience of what businesses like yours would benefit from. All of our Canadian Made from 100% organic cotton and GOTS certified made, or from recycled polyester or a combination of the two.
Now that you have your apparel pieces set up, you can now choose custom embellishments and where those embellishments will be placed. Sky's the limit here with many options. Screened neck labels, pinch labels and logo placement are just the beginning!
Next, our in-house graphics team will put together a line-board that will show you in full color, what your corporate apparel story will look like. At that point, you can make adjustments as needed. Don’t worry, if you’re unsure of what you want on your apparel, we can help you every step of the way.
Once you’ve approved the design, we will get to work making sure that every detail has been met and that your apparel arrives on-time, or even early for you to enjoy.
At ECONIC, we work hard to find innovative ways to create fabrics that are sustainable and ethically manufactured. Follow along in this study on how we turn 3 plastic bottles into eco-fleece to create our one of a kind apparel. ECONIC apparel. Recycled Polyester uses PET as raw material, this is the same material that is used in clear plastic water bottles, preventing more waste from going into the landfills.
What is PET? PET is an acronym for Polyethylene Terephthalate and it is best known as the clear plastic used for water and soda bottle containers. PET is the most widely recycled plastic in the world, and the recycling rates are continuing to increase. As a raw material, PET is a petroleum-based product that is globally recognized as a safe, lightweight, and flexible material that is also 100% recyclable.
Follow along as we describe how we turn PET into our ECONIC eco-fleece!
The plastic bottles are put onto a conveyor belt where workers separate clear plastic from green caps foreign objects and non PET items. PET items are removed from the conveyor belt and put aside.
The plastic bottles are sterilized in a bath and crushed into small pieces which are then washed a second time.
The plastic is heated and forced through spinners to create strands which harden and are collected in containers.
These strands are threaded through a spinning machine which twists them and winds them around spools.
The threads from the spool are drawn through heated rollers and pulled to almost 4 times to original length.
The threads are pulled through a crimping machine which adds texture and strength and then are dried.
Dried threads and fed into a spinning machine which spins them into yarn.
The yarn in submersed into large vats on non water soluble chemical dyes. Yarn made from green bottles is dyed darker colours while clear plastic yarn is dyed lighter colours.
After yarn is dried it is fed into a knitting machine that creates the rolls of cloth.
The knitted cloth is fed through a machine called a napper which creates the fuzzy texture of the fleece.
Finally the material is cut and sent to the factory to be made into garments.
If you’re interested in a truly, Canadian-made apparel story for your company, contact us at email@example.com
Creating fashion with integrity, being socially responsible for your environment and the people who work in it is called Slow Fashion and that is one of Econic Apparels main values. The movement for slow fashion in the fashion and apparel manufacturing communities is gaining momentum. Slow fashion embodies how the clothes are created both ethically and sustainably.