From Gale Epstein’s very first designs made from up-cycled handkerchiefs, sustainability has been central to Hanky Panky’s design process. Local sourcing and manufacturing keep our carbon footprint small, and our organically-grown Supima® Cotton with a Conscience® collection continues the tradition.
Unlike many other brands’ organic cotton collections, which are grown overseas in areas with questionable labor practices and less-than transparent organic certification bodies, our ultra-premium organically-grown Supima® fibers are grown in the Southwest of the United States. The yarns used to make our organically-grown Supima® Cotton with a Conscience® are certified organic according to the Global Organic Textile Standards by Control Union Specifications B.V. in the Netherlands.
Because there are no harmful pesticides or herbicides used, this method of farming is less harmful to the field workers, the local environment, and to the local lakes and rivers, which have the potential to carry pesticide and herbicide residues far from their original sources.
Additionally, we use low-impact fiber reactive dyes, which do not contain toxic chemicals. These dyes have a high absorption rate, and use less water than conventional dyeing, which results in a more eco-friendly process.
Best of all, our Cotton with a Conscience® collection is beautiful, practical, and comfortable.
Happy Earth Day!