Recycling: waste minimization strategy in which reusable materials are recovered from a waste stream, and put to the original or different use.
Upcycling: to upcycle is to change something that would be thrown away or recycled into a new, higher quality, more useful item.
Industry of All Nations’ new partnership with the Guatemalan team at The New Denim Project brings these two very important aspects to a compromise. We think these should be some of the most important actions humans as a race should be focused on.
When we think of recycling, we should really think about the whole idea; reduce, reuse and recycle. If we don’t need it, don’t get it. If we have to get it, get something that can be used again, and if you get something that needs to be recycled by the professionals, put it in the recycle bin. Conservation is an important part of the recycling issue. When we consume less + produce less garbage it helps every habitant and every corner of our planet in every way.
Made with waste products coming very soon to Industry of All Nations.
Made at home – in the source of the best Alpaca in the world and by the original farmers and artisans who have been breeding and working with these fibers for the past many centuries.
Historically, production of a product occurred where the raw material is sourced. Alpacas are native to Bolivia and the people that raise them have lived there for generations. To continue the tradition, the Alpaca Cardigans are hand knit in Bolivia, with locally sourced fibers. Each sweater takes roughly 3-4 days to produce. Each fiber is spun by hand and knitted together masterfully to bring us this ultra soft genuine Alpaca product. The fibers come in 22 different shades, which enables us to work without the need for any dyes. As a finishing touch, we use handcrafted cow horns for the buttons.
Alpaca fibers are superior to other types of wool in many ways. They are naturally water and fire resistant, as well as hypoallergenic. Alpaca fibers are stronger and more durable compared to wool, however do not contain lanolin, an oil that can cause an allergic reaction. IOAN partners with a Co-op of 1200 families to bring you the Alpaca Topo Cardigan, made with 100% Bolivian materials by Bolivians.
Available online and at select IOAN retailers.
Three weeks ago, on December 22nd 2016, was the first day for the IOAN Shop number 2 in Hayes Valley in San Francisco and the community response has been incredible. From lovely neighbors to local business, we have felt very welcome. Thank you all!
Stop by if you are around – we are open everyday from 11 to 7 at 528 Hayes St.
Sustainability is a complex concept. The most often quoted definition comes from the UN Bruntland commission: “sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” In the charter for the UCLA Sustainability Committee, sustainability is defined as: “the physical development and institutional operating practices that meet the needs of present users without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs, particularly with regard to use and waste of natural resources. Sustainable practices support ecological, human, and economic health and vitality. Sustainability presumes that resources are finite, and should be used conservatively and wisely with a view to long-term priorities and consequences of the ways in which resources are used.” In simplest terms, sustainability is about our children, grandchildren, and the world we will leave them.
UCLA is the main University in Los Angeles, California, where a big part of our team attends and where IOAN HQ and the first flagship store are located.
This is what we strive for, to be the most sustainable company in the world.
In collaboration with a community of innovators who have been perfecting this millenary technique, Industry of All Nations presents the second production of red Clean jeans made from 100% organic cotton yarn dyed with Rubia Cardifolia roots, hand-loomed into soft and naturally flexible selvedge denim rolls.
Our dye house, located in Tamil Nadu, India, employs a natural process that eliminates the use of petrochemicals, offering no contamination to the soil and
The cut and sewing takes place in Los Angeles, USA, denim manufacturing hub until 1990’s when South East Asia lower wages made this local industry almost disappear.
Our manufacturing processes aims at providing the men and women of these areas with local employment and opportunities to further the cultural
progress of looming, naturally dying and denim making. We are determined to support the efforts of these communities to keep their traditions alive and prevent the need
for relocation or vocational displacement.
NO HEAVY METAL DYES - NO CHEMICAL WASHES. IOAN DENIM YARN IS
TINTED WITH 100% NATURAL DYES DERIVED FROM PLANTS AND BEETLE
THE JEANS ARE FINISHED IN A PURE WATER WASH THAT RESULTS IN A
CHEMICAL-FREE PRODUCT WITH A CLASSIC JEANS LOOK.
A questions that often comes up is if IOAN natural dyed garments need extra or special wash and care. The answer is simple, not really.
The first and second wash, we recommend to isolate the garment or to wash with like colors and from there on you can mix as desired, either using warm or cold water.
Hang drying can be your best option, it saves energy and the sun soaks in the clothes, but tumble dry low is a good drying option as well.
One very important point to keep in mind: please wash your indigo12 garment before wearing, otherwise blue skin may occur. (Don’t worry it washes off!)
The Clean Crew is our way of showing how something as simple as a cleaner t-shirt can have a profound impact on the world. This is a revolution. Because when you buy an IOAN clean t-shirt, you are really buying a more humane supply chain, and a cleaner planet.
This is all part of our goal to reintroduce people to the magic of natural color and remind everyone that there are more sustainable ways to produce and deliver goods. After-all, the future of business is not about dumping pollutants to our planet to save a few dollars – it’s about creating shared value and designing solutions that maximize meaning along every step of production. Going back to nature, these 100% Organic Cotton t-shirts are dyed using seeds, leaves, roots and minerals from the earth or produced from insect secretions. We call them Clean Crews, they are made in Tamil Nadu, India and are available at your local IOAN retailer and online.
Luis Cardenas, lawyer from Mexico City shot by photojournalist Rayyiu Radzi from Kuala Lumpur at the Borobudur temple, in Central Java, Indonesia. We are proud to have them representing Industry of All Nations around the world.
This is a Clean Shoe Project in collaboration with VEJA France made entirely in Brazil from all local materials. The traditional VEJA organic cotton canvas is now offered in its raw form and in a naturally dyed indigo version, both finished with natural rubber sole made from the Amazonian gum tree. Available at select shops worldwide and online.