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Environmental Policy

Environmental Policy

FROCK is a company committed to social responsibility and being green. The organic, vegan collection is made and sourced in Los Angeles, colors are achieved using the most vivid vegetable dyes in the industry, combined with a low waste cutting technique and mechanically separated Bamboo, we are a fair-trade, haute sustainable collection. Our fabrics are responsibly cultivated from bamboo trees without the use of toxins or chemicals.

FROCK's sportswear and evening collections are among the highest quality of sustainable goods. Our cool to the touch bamboo viscose is silkier than regular cotton, rayon, supima cotton, or modal. Our fabrics resist fading, shrinking, pilling, and the buildup of hard mineral deposits even after repeated washing. Our garments do not require dry cleaning.

Through our business model, we aim to contribute to the sustainable development of society and that of the environment with which we interact. We do that by using as many sustainable products in our collection as possible, saving energy, manufacture locally with low-waste cutting techniques, use only low impact dyes, recycle all waste and scraps, donate time, resources and funds to charity, and have a pet-friendly policy.

We produce less waste and recycle. Recycling hangers is an example of our waste management policy. Millions of hangers are processed each year and both the paper and plastic used for packaging are also recycled. Unused garments and samples are donated to charity. We use eco-friendly fabrics (bamboo, soy, organic cotton).

We have no products of animal origin that we manufacture, including fur and leather, under no circumstances do we ever test our garments or procedures on animals.

 

About Our Bandage 

Our bandage is crafted 95% from Rayon. Considered a semi-synthetic fiber that has the same comfort properties as natural fibers. It is easily dyed making it perfect for natural dyes to absorb.

Rayon, like bamboo and often made from bamboo, is breathable and does not insulate body heat, making it ideal for use in our thick, bandage type texture. Rayon is more moisture absorbent than traditional cottons and will not pill like cheaper versions of rayon which use short, low-twist yarn. Ours is made from long weaves of warn to prevent pilling. 

There are many different processes for manufacturing rayon, varying among the chemicals used and their subsequent impact on the environment. Our process uses a mechanical separation (as with our bamboo which is eco-friendly) to convert cellulose into a soluble compound, which is later passed through a spinneret. 

Rayon is produced from renewable cellulosic plants such as beech trees, pine trees, and bamboo. All three fibers are biodegradable. Cotton requires up to 20 times more water to grow than the trees used in creating our bandage Rayon. However, there are many manufacturers of Rayon and we can not speak for them all. Even with the advancements that have been made over time, most rayon manufacturing processes in use today are not considered environmentally friendly and often are poorly made and pill before even your first wash.

Since regenerated fibers do not qualify for organic certification, we are not able to certify our fabrics.

Learn how to care for your bandage garment from FROCK by visiting here: frockla.com/care

How to Care For Your Garment Environmentally

Much of the total environmental impact of textile goods comes from their care. With our fabrics, there is no need for fabric softener or whitening agents, and energy and water use can be decreased due to shorter washing machine cycles and/or hand washing. 

While Bandage is typically dry cleaned to prevent shrinkage, we recommend a hand wash. It will wrinkle after hand-washing so we suggest following up with a slightly less hot ironing temperatures than you would use for cotton. It may also be steamed. Machine wash, on a gentle cycle, though tolerable, may subject your garment to up to 3% shrinkage.
 
Our jerseys come out best after a machine wash on cold with a tumble dry on low. We also recommend hand washing, especially the dark colors as they don't need anything more harsh. A low iron or steam works well as a follow up to tackle wrinkles. If you are pressed for time and must take it to the dry cleaners, it is both a better option economically as well as environmentally to ask for a "wash and fold" for your FROCK garment. 
 
For full care instructions visit: frockla.com/care

 

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