Even the smallest details are subject to scrutiny. We lab test our snaps and eyelets to test for
harmful heavy metals, and are lab certiﬁed through KATRI to contain no lead or cadmium.
Cadmium and lead are two common elements used as cost-cutting measures in fabricating low-quality jewelry,
children's toys, and even garment closures. We’ve known about the dangers of lead poisoning for centuries,
yet some companies still allow this toxic material in the products. And cadmium has well-established
deleterious effects on the lungs, kidney, and bones, even through skin contact.
Our snaps and eyelets are made out of brass and zinc alloy, and are certiﬁed to contain no harmful heavy metals.
Creating responsible clothing means paying attention to all the details, no matter how small.
Because of the sheer scope of the fashion industry, even the smallest details can have far reaching consequences.
Take zippers for example. The zipper industry generates almost $12 billion USD a year. To put that into perspective,
global condom sales are less than $5 billion. It’s bigger than half the companies on the Fortune 500.
And one single company produces over a million miles of zippers a year.
It all adds up.
We only use zippers made from GRS-certiﬁed recycled plastics. Not only is the material in the zipper recycled,
the Global Recycle Standard ensures that the recycling process is done in a responsible, transparent manner.