We are committed to investing in our community.
We believe we can make the most impact close to home. By partnering with LA companies for our fabric, dyeing, and sewing, we can ensure that our dollars flow to support jobs and business within our community.
Expertly sewn in Los Angeles, each garment is cut from the highest quality linen and colored with low-impact dyes. All of our designs age beautifully and gently over time.
Linen is one of the oldest known fibers in the world and has been used by human beings as a cover for the body for many thousands of years. Woven from the flax plant, linen has many benefits for humans and the planet: it’s antimicrobial, breathable, lightweight, absorbent, moth-resistant, and cooling. It is also one of the most eco-friendly and sustainable materials on Earth. Flax grows naturally and requires little additional water other than what falls from the sky, it requires little to no pesticides or fertilizer, and as a textile it is two to three times stronger than cotton.
This durability means that your Rachel Craven garments are created to last longer, allowing you to consume less. After twenty to thirty years of wear, should your RCT piece be at the end of its life, simply rip it into strands and return it to the earth – it’s biodegradable.
SHIPPING & RECYCLED MATERIALS
We source our supplies from EcoEnclose, a leader in the world of sustainable packaging. Our mailers are made of recycled plastic, and when the weather is favorable we ship plastic-free in recycled paper mailers. Our shipping labels and postcards are made from recycled paper. We package bulk orders in large bags rather than individually, reducing the amount of plastic needed to keep our garments undamaged.
We also choose to use the US Postal Service (USPS) for our shipping services. The USPS is a vital civic institution providing universal mail service at reasonable rates and hundreds of thousands of jobs. Read more about the threat to the existence of the USPS.