Better made clothing lasts longer, and leaves a lighter footprint on the planet. A high quality garment is determined by two factors: what it’s made from, and how it's made.
We believe in transparency in our materials and processes. All fabrics used to make Encircled clothing are thoughtfully selected, premium and sustainable blends of Modal, TENCEL™ Lyocell and Bamboo. We use these core fabrics because they drape beautifully, are soft against your skin while also being resistant to colour fading. Most importantly, the production process is sustainable and uses low-impact dyes which positively impacts the planet and your health during the wearing and washing of the garment. From time to time, we use components as accents in our garments such as mesh, cotton, twill or steel. These are chosen to enhance the functionality and wearability of our designs and used sparingly, sourcing locally wherever possible. We plan to in the future add other blends of jersey fabrics, and wovens to extend our collection to meet your full wardrobe needs.
Modal is one of the softest fabrics in the world. Encircled uses several blends of Modal, and knit-in-Canada MicroModal that is notorious for being silky to the touch and finely knit. Modal is opaque, absorbent to dyes and is fluid-feeling on the body.
Rayon from Bamboo is a beautiful fabric, slightly heavier weight than Modal and Tencel™ and great for all season wear that sometimes comes in a bright set of colourways, and has a silky feel.
We promise to forever focus on choosing fabrics and notions that will maximize the quality and functionality of the design while practising conscious compassion for the planet.
Several of our fabrics are 100% knit and dyed in Toronto, Canada. This is an exciting venture for us and one we’re proud to support as it fuels the re-creation of jobs in this industry.
We’re constantly dreaming up ways to use what is typically ‘waste’ in the fabric industry - the cuttings left over from production, or the last few yards on a roll. Today, these are used in our headbands, leg warmers and hair ties.
Every fabric takes energy and resources to create. We recognize that there is a tradeoff from time to time that we need to make in sustainability to enhance the fit, function or longevity of a piece in your closet. We’re not perfect and no fabric is, but we hope to be better than we were yesterday. Always improving, learning and growing.
Because we believe less is more and the more you can wear and love your Encircled clothing - the better it is for the universe.