TIGERBOB: THOUGHTFULLY MADE FOR EVERYONE NOW AND IN THE FUTURE
Our garments are not only unique in their design, but also because of our commitment to producing apparel that aligns with the goals of sustainability and circularity.
Gossamer designs and creates apparel in a thoughtful way that aims to do as little harm to our planet as possible.
FAST FASHION WOES
A linear economy, most of the fashion world is purposefully designed to maximize the production and consumption of goods. This linear economy focuses on the excessive use of resources (often petroleum based) to create products that are intended to be used briefly (trends come and go, and garments are not designed to last) only be thrown away.
This process continues infinitely, and it's clearly left a mark on our planet. Unable to be recycled or broken down organically, most discarded garments end up in landfills or are incinerated.
Thankfully, a number of brands and manufacturers are rising up against this model and more and more options are available both for customers and for individual artists, like Gossamer, who wish to create apparel in a mindful way.
SUSTAINABILITY IN FASHION
Sustainability is all about meeting your own needs without compromising the ability for future generations to meet their own needs. The term has roots in social justice, conservationism, internationalism and other past movements.
Tigerbob has a strong commitment to sustainability, informed by Gossamer’s knowledge in the slow processes of hand knitting, hand weaving, hand sewing, and mending.
Because our material content is made from natural fibers, our sweaters can be unraveled back into yarn, felted and made into new pieces of cloth, and recycled in any number of ways to give them new life.
When you purchase something from the Tigerbob collection, you are not only supporting a small business – you are also making a difference. By supporting our brand, you support ethical and sustainable approaches to fashion, a healthy alternative to traditional models.
CIRCULARITY IN FASHION
Going beyond sustainable practices, Circularity focuses on producing goods in such a way that cause little to no harm to the planet. The idea is that all parts involved can be reused, and no virgin resources are extracted at the start.
For Tigerbob, every aspect of the garment is thought about, all the way down to the end the garment's usable life. Gossamer has examined and repurposed both old and new cloth into new works of art for over a decade.
We understand that using natural or organic materials is not enough. We are actively exploring ways we can incorporate high-quality recycled cashmere, wool, cotton, and more into our apparel. We also strive to follow the footsteps of brands who can recycle old and used clothing on their own.
While fully circular process are difficult to attain, we strive to produce as little as possible and create garments that can last the test of time. We also encourage our customers to buy exactly what they know they want to keep as long as they can, and for people to mend, hand down, or gift their garment so it can continue to be loved and used during its lifetime.
OUR PROCESS & SOURCE
No matter how big or small, taking part in sustainable and circular practices makes a difference now and for years to come. We’ve chosen to be fully transparent in our sources, materials, and processes so we can empower other brands to follow in our footsteps. Read more on our SOURCE page.