Sustainability is our mission, our vision, and the foundation of our core values. It’s the purpose of the MenoMieux community and the reason for everything we do. We believe in a sustainable future for every industry, but we’re most passionate about sustainability in fashion. If you’re not already searching for sustainable alternatives to today’s top clothing brands, here are some statistics that might get you on board.
- The average consumer creates 70 pounds or 31.75 kilograms of clothing waste every year.
- On a global scale, we create 13 million tons of textile waste every year.
- Out of that 13 million tons, 95% could be reused or recycled.
We participate in upcycling programs that give new life to those clothes that are still good but maybe don’t fit anymore or just don’t have a place in your wardrobe. By giving those articles a new place to call home, we can extend their lifespan, reducing the volume of clothing waste that ends up in our landfills and the demand for new materials.
Sustainability in production is one of the first things we verify when considering partnering with a brand. Each brand that’s available here on MenoMieux must have transparent and traceable supply chain practices. Our hope is that this practice not only creates a better sustainable shopping experience for our customers but also improves brand accountability and raises ethical standards throughout the industry.
There’s more power in sourcing than most consumers realize. When a manufacturer or designer chooses a source for their materials, they’re supporting the practices of that source. They might be supporting unethical wages and hours. Maybe they’re supporting the unsustainable acquisition of raw materials. At MenoMieux, our brands partner with artisans, craftsmen, and farmers to source sustainable materials with the lowest possible impact on the environment.
Materials you'll find on MenoMieux from our trusted brands -
Developed from 100% recycled fibers that come from pre-consumer waste and post-consumer discarded garments. Cotton fabric is converted into raw cotton fibers and made into newly recycled fabric to be reused in textiles.
Recycled Polyester (rPET)
Production of rPET diverts post-consumer plastic water bottles from landfills. A closed-loop process where the plastic is washed, flaked, heated and spun into a fiber. Performance, durability and strength of conventional polyester are retained while being environmentally superior.
Developed from 100% recycled fibers from garments that are ‘pulled’ back down to the raw fiber state and re-used as a raw material to make yarn again, with which a new garment can be created.
GOTS Organic Cotton
Grown without the use of toxic chemicals or GMOs. A natural process that sustains the health of soil, ecosystem and people.
Produced from cotton fiber of discarded clothing and fabric scraps. A closed-loop process where materials are broken down and spun into new fiber. Breathable, comfortable and eco-friendly.
Wool is rapidly renewable, biodegradable, antimicrobial and low maintenance. Wool from two generational American family farms located in Texas and Massachusetts. Responsible Wool Certified and GOTS Organic standards are observed.
Grown with no chemicals and very little water. The entire flax plant is used, making it a waste-free crop. Highly durable and fully biodegradable.
This fabric was developed by German microbiologist Anke Domaske. Spoiled milk from German dairy farms is spun into a silky fiber, produced entirely without chemicals and with very little water. The finished fabric retains all of milk’s nutrients and natural proteins, making it antimicrobial, hypo-allergenic, temperature regulating and fully biodegradable.
Rayon from Bamboo
The Rayon is made by mechanically processed Bamboo which involves crushing and retting. A manufacturing process that purifies the cellulose, alters the physical form, molecular orientation and degree of polymerization. Bamboo trees regenerate in 55 days, are biodegradable, pesticide-free and require little irrigation. Silky-soft touch, breezy and breathable.