Sustainability

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 of 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.

Upcycling

We participate in upcycling programs to grant the clothes that no longer fit your lifestyle an extension of life. We can reduce the volume of clothing waste by giving unwanted articles of clothing a new place to call home.

Production

Sustainability in production is one of the first things we verify when considering partnering with a brand. Each brand featured by MenoMieux must have transparent and traceable supply chain practices. Our hope is that this practice creates a better shopping experience for our customers, improves brand accountability, and raises ethical standards in the fashion industry.

Sourcing

When a manufacturer or designer chooses a source for their materials, they’re supporting the practices of that source. At MenoMieux, our hand chosen brands partner with artisans, craftsmen, and farmers to source sustainable materials with the lowest possible impact on the environment.

Materials

Materials you’ll find on MenoMieux from our trusted brands:

Recycled Cotton
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.

Recycled Wool
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.

Upcycled Cotton
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.

American Wool
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.

Irish Linen
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.

Milk Fabric
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.