Quagga’s mission is to provide our customers with sustainable products that you can feel good about wearing. We know that in today’s cultural climate, sustainability is a pressing issue. So we want to continue to do our part in making the world a better place one day at a time.
That mission starts with our fabrics. All of our products are made using sustainable materials that are ethically sourced from around the world. Here at Quagga Green, our designs embrace the idea that fashion can be both stylish and ethical. Working with our suppliers and partners worldwide, we strive to create personal connections to both the people and places that bring us our products. Our commitment to sustainability is reflected in the materials we use.
Organic cotton was one of the first materials the sustainable fashion industry was founded on.
Lightweight and breathable, cotton has been a popular fiber for centuries. But, as with much of our worldwide agriculture, industrial farming methods have made cotton growing and processing disastrous for the environment. While industrial agriculture may yield higher volumes of cotton, it is responsible for high levels of pollution. This method has made a negative impact on climate change and has also depleted soil fertility. Not only that, but the pollution caused by industrial harvesting can lead to respiratory and cardiovascular issues for those exposed.
Organic farming eliminates the use of toxic pesticides and weed killers that can contaminate water supplies and impact local wildlife. Sustainable practices like crop rotation help to reduce water waste and soil erosion. There is also less energy being used, making conservation efforts a top priority. Another great effect of using organic farming methods is the benefits seen in the entire ecosystem in the area. Without the thread of pesticides and chemicals, other animals in the area thrive in their natural environment. Growing cotton without harmful chemicals creates better conditions not just for the land, but for the farmers who work the fields.
Because of organic farming, Quagga Green is helping to save almost 20,000 gallons of water per acre. Now that’s something to be proud of.
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The Quagga Team