The fashion industry is the second largest polluter in the world. That's pretty scary, isn't it?
With that reality, our commitment to creating garments that are sustainable and ethical are of the utmost importance to Allday. As a slow fashion, made-to-order brand, we want to be as transparent as possible about our practices to develop strong customer relationships and becomes as sustainable as possible.
What makes Allday Leisure sustainable?
Allday Leisure products are handmade in Canada. Allday runs on a limited quantity, made-to-order production process and new stock and products are released on a demand basis. This is to ensure there is little fabric and garment wastage as we hope our garments will end up worn with love, not in landfills.
All useable scraps are saved during the cutting/sewing production process to reduce fabric wastage. We currently use the fabric scraps for our masks, our reusable facial rounds and washcloths, and hope to use more for future pieces.
Our shipping mailers are made from totally biodegradable and compostable materials; corn starch, PLA (synthesised from corn) and PBAT (Polybutyrate Adipate Terephthalate. Pla (Polylactide) is a bio-based, biodegradable material made from renewable plant material (starches such as corn husks, rice straw and wheat straw). You may notice that these mailers are thin and slightly transparent. This is to ensure that the material is certified home compostable.
*We ask that you please remove any shipping labels before composting as we are still looking into the most sustainable option for shipping labels. *
All local pick-up and delivery orders will be packaged in reusable and recyclable kraft bags. These bags are perfect to be reused in exchanging gifts, to collect compost, or to store your favourite fruit to ripen, or they can be deconstructed to use as wrapping paper.
We ask that you reuse and recycle any other packaging materials according to your city’s guidelines to ensure all materials end up in the right place.
All of our garments are made from an eco-friendly bamboo textile that consists of 66% Bamboo Viscose, 28% Cotton, 6% Spandex, and is certified Standard 100 by Oeko-Tex®.
What is the Standard 100 by Oeko-Tex®?
The Standard 100 by Oeko-Tex® is a worldwide consistent, independent testing & certification system that tests for harmful substances used during all stages of production (raw materials, intermediate, and end product). This includes testing for illegal substances, legally regulated substances, known harmful (but not legally regulated) chemicals, and other parameters for health care. It provides manufacturers with a uniform benchmark when evaluating harmful substances potentially used in the production process.
Bamboo trees are fully sustainable, regenerate in 55 days, require no pesticides and little irrigation to be grown and are biodegradable. Bamboo viscose is made by dissolving the cellulose in the bamboo, and is then extruded to form fibers. Bamboo is naturally hypoallergenic, incredibly soft, moisture-wicking and resists odor. As a plant-based fiber, bamboo viscose in not inherently toxic or polluting.