Clothing With Integrity

An estimated 43 million tons of chemicals are used in the fashion and textile industry each year. Among the most common are formaldehyde, phthalates, ammonia, flame retardants, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and AZO dyes. These toxic substances end up in our air, our ecosystems, and our water, causing human health issues and irreversible environmental damage.

At Hass, our elegant, luxury collections are made with natural, sustainable materials and never include harmful chemicals or synthetic fabrics. We’ve gone to great lengths to ensure the clothing we make doesn’t damage the planet, wildlife, our customers, or our workers. That’s how we’ll always do things.

Why Natural Is Better For You

Because of their relatively low cost and ability to produce vibrant colors, AZO dyes, which make up 60 to 70 percent of dyes, are often used in the textile industry. The problem is — they’re highly toxic. AZO dyes release aromatic amines, a known carcinogen that can be harmful to human health. Other dyes commonly used in the fashion industry have also been found to contain heavy metals, which have been linked to cancer. At Hass, we only use natural, non-toxic dyes. This protects you, our workers, and the environment.

Why Non-Toxic Matters To Our Workers

Our Los Angeles factory — where we stitch our luxury collections — is Global Organic Textile (GOTS) certified, the global textile industry standard for processing organic fibers. This certification also means we adhere to strict measures that ensure no harmful, toxic chemicals are used in our entire supply chain and manufacturing process. This protects our invaluable workers from coming into contact with toxic substances like flame retardants and perfluorinated and polyfluorinated chemicals (PFCs). These chemicals are routinely used to manufacture clothing and can cause numerous health issues like poor liver function, hormone disruption, and even cancer.

We Only Have One Earth

Fast fashion is harming our environment. Approximately 20 percent of industrial water pollution is a result of textile manufacturing. Using pesticides to grow conventional cotton, phthalates in dyes, and perfluorinated chemicals in finishing processes have consequences. These chemicals make their way into our rivers, lakes, oceans, and soil. The result is irreparable damage to critical ecosystems and biodiversity.

This is one of the reasons we’re committed to using only safe, sustainable materials — like GOTS organic certified cotton, linen, organic wool, and Tencel — that aren’t treated with harsh chemicals, pesticides, or synthetic dyes. We believe it’s our moral responsibility to create beautiful, long-lasting clothing that works for the planet — not against it.

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