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Sustainability

Lemon Butter is focused on Sustainability.

Our purpose is to ensure a better future for our children, that’s why sustainability is core to our business. We’re not perfect, but we strive to continuously adapt to innovative and sustainable practices to ensure a better future for our next generation.

  • We aim to use healthy and green certified materials as much as possible.
  • We aim to build relationships with manufacturers, to work together to discover and advocate sustainable practices in the industry.
  • We aim to limit our footprint through our zero-waste initiatives whenever possible, upcycling or recycling left over textile materials, and minimizing plastic waste in our packaging.
  • We aim to make timeless, heirloom quality garments for your children’s capsule wardrobe.

Eco-friendly fabrics

We use premium sustainable fabrics as much as possible, such as organic cotton, bamboo, Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) and OEKO-TEX® certified textiles, natural fabrics, and recycled textiles. Currently, all of our fabrics are sourced from Canadian Textile companies that work with mills around the world.

STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® fabrics have been tested for harmful substances and are certified harmless to humans. For more information, see OEKO-TEX.com.

Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) fabrics have been manufactured with high ecological and social standards in the entire textile supply chain. For more information, see global-standard.org.

Sourcing sustainable textiles can be challenging for small brands. There are limited options available in fashionable textiles for small businesses as we are not able to meet minimum order requirements; the cost is simply too high.

As we grow, we aim to work with sustainable mills and textile companies to create more sustainable and fashionable textiles in the industry. Our goal is to advocate fashion and sustainability, where one is not compromised.

ETHICAL MANUFACTURING

All of our products are ethically made in Alberta, Canada. We work with Rideau Road in Calgary, Alberta Canada. Our collection is produced in small batches to ensure quality control and minimal waste. We ensure the manufacturer we are working with adhere to Canadian standard of fair labour practices.

As a small brand, we hope to inspire local businesses to support each other in our dreams. As we grow, we aim to work with sustainable and ethical manufacturers in Canada and around the world. Our goal is to work with like-minded businesses to discover and advocate sustainable practices in the fashion industry.

ZERO-WASTE INITIATIVES

We strive to minimize our carbon footprint as much as possible from start to finish- from product designs, to our manufacturing waste, and our packaging. We consider zero-waste in our product designs to ensure minimal waste. Any leftover textiles are upcycled into our clothing or recycled when cannot be used. Minimal use of plastic and recycled materials is considered in our packaging and care tags. We’re not perfect, but we strive to be better for the future of our children.

HEIRLOOM QUALITY

Quality clothing is also included in the concept of sustainability – this concept is also known as slow fashion or capsule wardrobe. When our pieces are cared for with love it will extend the garments lifecycle and can be passed down from child to child, thus minimizing its likelihood of being thrown in the landfill. The concept of slow fashion is to consume less, where your wardrobe consists of timeless pieces that can be coordinated throughout the seasons. This concept was created to counterbalance the concerns of waste and pollution from the fast fashion industry.

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