The New Blak is Fighting "Fast Fashion"
The New Blak founder, Amanda, previously worked in chain stores where she witnessed the detrimental effects of fast-fashion and mass production. After observing the immense waste, the promotion of "disposable" clothing, and the pressures to overbuy, she knew that she wanted, and needed, to help the apparel industry. The New Blak was created to provide customers with better buying options.
The New Blak Solution
The New Blak relies on sustainable bamboo and organic cotton fabric. The New Blak sources all fabric for production from a trusted seller in LA or, for our graphic tees, from ethical and sustainable wholesale companies. We strive for our customers to know exactly where and how their clothing is being made.
When cutting our fabric we plan out the most efficient, productive cutting layouts to prevent fabric waste. When there are excess fabric scraps, we do not discard them. Fabric scraps are integrated into other parts of the dress-making process or are used in other products. For example, longer, thinner scraps are used to make the bias binding of the dresses, an integral part of finishing the raw edges of them.
We also want you to know that every part of the process--from us to you--is given a considerable amount of thought, including the shipping process. We only use shipping supplies from EcoEnclose, an earth-friendly shipping solution. Their products are recycled, reusable, biodegradable, and most importantly, sustainable! As plastic never biodegrades, The New Blak vows to avoid using plastic shipping or shopping supplies to help keep plastic out of landfills and our oceans.
We are proud to say that The New Blak team makes each garment with LOVE in Louisville, Kentucky.
Amanda, Fashion Designer/Owner for The New Blak, is also the Head Seamstress. Amanda utilizes seven years of sewing experience to create the timeless garments.
If you have any questions or concerns about our practices, please feel free to contact us at email@example.com.