Simply Sustainable: Why Materials Matter

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Our Commitment to Sustainable Fashion

Secret Mission believes in a sustainable future through our commitment in artisan-made details, low impact materials, eco-conscious packaging, and circularity. We source organic cottons and luxurious sand-washed silks and have eliminated plastic from all of our packaging. We want to take our sustainable initiatives one step further by providing our consumers with reasons why purchasing products made with these sustainable materials is beneficial to their own well-being as well as the to the environment.

 

Cotton and silk are both natural fibers. Natural fibers are obtained from plants or animals, while manufactured fibers are made from chemical solutions. Natural fibers are renewable resources. They are more sustainable and have less impact on the environment compared to synthetic materials. Conventional cotton is composted mainly of cellulose and is considered the most important fiber. It has the largest production of all natural fibers. The leading producers of cotton in the world are China, Korea, India, the US, and Pakistan. Organic cotton is a type of cotton that is made without the use of pesticides or synthetic chemicals. Natural and organic methods are used to control pests and weeds. As a result, organic cotton is more sustainable for the environment and the people who wear it. Silk is a natural protein fiber that is woven into textiles. It is produced from the cocoons spun from silkworms. The leading silk producer in the world is China.

What are the benefits of organic cotton?


Organic cotton is softer and more comfortable than regular cotton. It is an ideal choice for people with sensitive skin or allergies. Organic cotton makes a breathable fabric, which is perfect for all different types of garments like shirts, sweatshirts, sweatpants, and other sportswear.


Organic cotton is more durable than conventional cotton. It lasts longer, so it is a better investment to purchase products made with organic cotton in the long run. 


Organic cotton better for the environment. It is biodegradable and compostable, therefore it leaves no toxic waste in the environment. Considering how many tons of clothing and textiles that end up in our landfills every year, organic cotton is a sustainable alternative. 


Buying organic cotton products helps support local businesses. Buying organic cotton products is a way to support farmers who work hard to produce sustainable raw materials. 

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What are the benefits of silk?


Silk is soft and luxurious. The soft hand-feel and sophisticated look are why silk is considered luxury. It has a smooth, lustrous texture and a wrinkle-free appearance. 


Silk is naturally sourced. It is a 100% natural fiber obtained from the cocoons of silkworms. The protein fibroin gives silk fabric is shine in the light. 


Silk is  strong and durable. It is the strongest natural textile in the world. Silk has great tensile strength and is less likely to fray or pull apart after years of use. Products made from 100% silk have a sustainable advantage.


Silk is naturally thermoregulating. It keeps you cool in the summer and comfortable during the winter. The lightweight natural fibers allow for better air circulation than synthetic materials. Silk is very breathable and has great moisture-wicking properties.


Silk is hypoallergenic and anti-aging. Silk repels dust mites and resists bacteria and mold. Silk fibers are non-abrasive so there is no risk of skin irritation when wearing the fabric. Silk helps your skin retain is natural moisturizing factors. The smooth texture causes less friction with skin. The natural properties in silk fibers helps speed up cell turnover, which reduces signs of aging and gives your skin a youthful glow.

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