Why Natural Fibers?

We use all natural fibers for a variety of reasons. Firstly, it tends to be more comfortable than any synthetic fiber. Natural fibers have breathable capabilities which help your skin breathe and regulate temperature. They are beautiful visually - no synthetic can compare. They age well, and they grow more beautiful with age and wear. They are healthy for the planet - they contain no micro fibers, allowing them to fully break down into the earth. 

LINEN
Linen is one of the few fibers that improves with age. With washing and wearing, linen softens up beautifully, while retaining that beautiful textured look. Breathable, durable, low maintenance, hypo-allergenic, it's an ideal fabric to wear in both hot and cold climates. Our Linen is certified European Linen Fiber and OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 certified (yarns haven’t been treated with harmful substances.)
Made from the flax plant, Linen is environmentally friendly - it's a biodegradable textile. The Flax crop requires few pesticides, and often comes close to the organic standard without even trying. This makes linen a renewable resource, it can be produced without damaging the environment. Additionally, linen requires far less water to produce than cotton, natural rainfall is enough to irrigate flax crops grown in Europe.
The flax plant roots enrich the soil they’re grown in, and every single part of the flax plant can be used - from textiles to paper,  animal feed to oil, even varnish and bio-materials. It reduces our carbon footprint! One hectare of flax can take 3.7 tonnes of CO2 out of the atmosphere. 

WOOL
Our Cable Knit Collection is made in Italy, using 100% extra fine merino lambswool which is natural, renewable and biodegradable. Our extra fine merino lambswool is OEKO-TEX® certified (yarns haven’t been treated with harmful substances.)
Wool from the Merino sheep has the softest hand and is the most suitable wool to be worn against skin, unlikely to cause itching.
The Merino sheep’s wool fiber is known for being fine, soft and strong, keeping your warm while remaining lightweight and maintaining its elasticity. Wool has the same moisture wicking capabilities as linen, keeping you temperate and dry. 
Sustainable - every year, the merino sheep produces a new layer of wool, making the process completely sustainable.

 

LEATHER
Our shoes from Aurora Shoe Co who are a small group of dedicated artisans who make their shoes in rural, update New York. The leather comes from a family tannery in Chicago, who for more than 100 years and five generations, have been to making the world's best leather. The thickness of leather is only available from mature steers.  As a byproduct of local farming and agriculture industries, the value of the hide makes up about 5% of the rancher's proceeds. It is considered sustainable because the animals are not raised for the express purpose of using their leather for goods, they are primarily farm animals. 
Aurora Shoes are unique, their shoes will form to your feet in the way that only natural materials and careful design can do.