At Lily Tracy we like to say “Love your clothes. Love your life.” but it is also important to love your planet.
We strive to create beautiful and comfortable fashion keeping sustainability at the forefront.
WHAT IS SUSTAINABILITY?
The fashion industry is one of the largest contributors to human rights violations, chemical pollution, water waste and climate change. While we can’t be 100% sustainable 100% of the time here are some ways we fight the ethical and environmental mistreatment of our planet and the people and animals on it.
Lily Tracy uses the highest quality fabrics including organic cotton, hemp and -Tencel™ Lyocell.
ORGANIC COTTON is grown without the use of toxic pesticides and fertilizers.
HEMP is naturally eco-friendly in its growth due to its resilience, fast growing time and minimal water requirements.
It is also high-yielding on less land and has no need for chemical pesticides.
LYOCELL is a soft, lustrous, high quality fabric with similar properties to silk and cotton. It is a renewable material made from natural resources that require little to no irrigation or pesticides. Lyocell is made from a closed loop production process that transforms wood pulp into cellulose fibers that are then made into yarn. This process has minimal impact on the environment and economical use of energy and water.
How to take care of TENCEL™
Most garments made from TENCEL™ can be machine washed using the gentle cycle. You can also hand-wash in cold water with a gentle detergent.
Lily Tracy uses a digital printing team who use inks that adhere to the strictest human health and environmental standards and contain no animal by
products and are completely vegan friendly. The inks are also free of heavy metals, formaldehyde and Alkylphenol Etholzylates(APE), making them
non-hazardous, non-toxic, Eco-Friendly and 100% Biodegradable.
Lily Tracy is a women led and women run company, from the production team, graphics and website team to our manufacturers based in Dallas, Texas. Here we provide flexible work schedules to increase the staff of single mothers and refugees. These factories have an internal fabric recycle and reuse program with a goal of zero waste by 2025.
As we grow, Lily Tracy is committed to finding more ways to support our local communities and stay sustainable.
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
You don’t have to stop shopping to help end the harmful effects of fast fashion. Be mindful of who is making your clothes and take care of each item with these easy tips:
- Wash and dry your clothes less.
- When you do wash your clothes read the care instructions and hand wash and air dry when you can.
- If you get a stain on your clothes try and spot clean it without washing the entire garment.
- When you are ready to part with clothing donate them or find a local textile recycling plant.