We want to inspire people to live consciously and create healthy habits for themselves, and also for our environments. Our goal is to reshape fashion into a mindful, sustainable and ethical industry. The clothes you choose to purchase affect a chain of people that produce those clothes. They also have an affect on the environments from which they were made and also the environments in which they will end up after they are no longer wanted. When you choose to purchase a product you are making a statement and you are voting with your dollar for the future you want to see.
In order to make the fashion industry a more conscious eco-friendly and ethical industry we think its important to supply our customers with information to answer questions like:
- Where are Lutom clothes made?
- Who makes Lutom clothes?
- What Is Lutom activewear made of?
- How does Lutom give back?
We are constantly researching new materials and techniques to create an eco-savvy future within our industry.
Who makes Lutom activewear?
Our activewear collection is made in Friburgo, Brazil. A city where Lutom designer Luana Ouverney Simonson once lived and her grandfather once owned a lingerie factory. The factory that makes our activewear is a family run business by great people who take care of their employees and make sure they are paid fair wages, we have met them ourselves and they are all nice hard working people. ...not to mention their factory has a beautiful view of Friburgo and the mountains surrounding it.
In order to combat the fast fashion mindset we must rethink the way we consume.
85 % of all textiles end up in landfills each year. Imagine a truckload of clothes falling into a landfill every second. 60 % of those clothes are made with polyester. Polyester is used in almost all activewear because of its properties like; moisture wicking and durability. But the problem with polyester is the fact that it is not biodegradable and can sit buried in landfills for hundreds of years.
What is Lutom activewear made of?
We wanted to make an active wear that had the same properties of traditional active wear but would not cause drastic affects on the environments through its manufacturing or disposal.
Thats why we use a innovative biodegradable polyamide fabric called Amni Soul Eco from Santaconstancia in partnership with Solvay group to make our activewear collection.
We chose to use Amni Soul Eco to create our activewear because it sends a message to the industry; We need to develop new solutions to safeguard the environment and look towards new innovations in this era of discerning consumption and embrace eco-fashion.
- Amni Soul Eco® is the world's first biodegradable polyamide 6.6 yarn.
- Its polyamide formula has been enhanced to allow clothes, made with this yarn, to quickly decompose after being disposed in landfills.
- Biodegration becomes apparent only under specific landfilling conditions where there is no oxygen and where bacteria specializing in anaerobic decomposition are found.
- Amni Soul Eco® Fabrics completely biodegrade within 5 years. (traditional activewear fabrics can take 100 of years to breakown)
Amni Soul Eco® fabrics are durable, high performance and have properties that include:
Amni Soul Eco manufacturing process
- Uses recycled water and is free of any harmful chemicals making fabrics also Hypoallergenic
- Produced with environment-friendly processes and is Oeko-Tex® certified (standard 100, class 1).
We believe that not only is it important for our products to insure an eco-savvy future but also the way we ship them should have the earth in mind. We currently ship our activewear in compostable shipping bags or other earth minded packaging.
How does Lutom give back?
One Percent for the Planet is an international organization whose members contribute at least one percent of their annual sales to environmental causes. Their mission is to "build, support and activate an alliance of businesses financially committed to creating a healthy planet.