Thanks to Indigenous for partnering with us on this post! All opinions are our own.
As a knitter, I’m picky when it comes to knit wear. I know what quality looks like in yarn and which fibers I like to wear the most. I also know how long it can take to knit a garment. I gravitate towards natural fibers, like cotton, linen and wool because they breath and don’t trap moisture against my skin the way polyester can.
When we were approached by Indigenous, we were impressed not only with their beautiful clothing and the quality of their products, but their dedication to natural fibers, using only fibers made in accordance with the Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS).
Started in 1994, Indigenous’s mission is to elevate artisans in the poorest regions of South America while paying a fair living wage. They work with over a dozen fair trade field organizing teams and quality control centers that coordinate over 300 artisan work groups. Additionally, Indigenous is a founding member of B-Corp and a member of the World Fair Trade Organization.
Indigenous uses certified organic cotton, which is grown without any harmful pesticides, herbicides, insecticides or artificial fertilizers. According to the Organic Trade Association (OTA), conventional cotton uses approximately 25% of the world’s insecticides and more than 10% of the pesticides.
Not only do they use organic cotton, they are focused on ethics with their animal fibers as well. Their Peruvian alpacas are free range roaming animals with pasture rotation. The alpacas are not fed hormones and do not receive chemical dippings for ticks or parasites. There are no chemical ingredients allowed on the land or animals. Much like sheep’s wool in many regards, alpaca is lighter weight but warmer and softer to the touch than wool and nearly hypoallergenic.
They are focused on supporting and preserving fair trade wages and artisan cooperatives, investing in natural and organic fibers and environmentally-friendly dyes and spreading the beauty of handmade, eco fashion, while championing supply chain transparency.
We think you will really enjoy browsing Indigenous’s clothing, they have a little something for everyone, including the men in your lives! Today, we are giving away a $100 giftcard so that you can pick up a little something special and warm as we head in the cooler months of the year.
If you are ready to make a purchase now, the code DWDG will get you 20% off your purchase, and shipping is always free for orders over $100!
Please enter to win a $100 gift certificate to Indigenous by using the interface below.
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