Our first Sustainable range has launched

Customers worldwide were turning to Litmans for Organic and Recycled fabrics so we have spent the last few months putting together a new collection.

We are excited to announce that our capsule Sustainable range has launched – there are more items coming soon but in the meantime, here’s what we can offer our customers right now:

  • Design 2055 – 100% Organic Cotton T-shirt fabric
  • Design 2056 – Organic Melange Jersey
  • Designs 2057 & 2058 – Organic Striped Jersey
  • Design 2059 – Organic Rugby Jersey
  • Design 2060 – 100% Organic Cotton interlock

These items are so new that they aren’t on our website yet and there are no swatches available.

However, we do have stock so you can request sampling. The above fabrics are all knitted and dyed right here in the UK.

To learn more or request sampling, just contact us today!

Image shows 2058 Stripe Jersey and 2059 Rugby Jersey

More information about Sustainability:

Click on any logo below to learn more about organic content standards and recycled standards.

Organic Standard Content Logos

Recycled Content standards

Why Sustainability is so important

Sustainability is much more than a recent buzzword. While the use of the word has certainly increased in frequency, the concept itself is hardly new.

What is Sustainability?

An ecosystem, a lifestyle, or a community that is sustainable is one which supports itself and its surroundings— the philosophy behind permaculture is one which seeks to comprehend and orchestrate the evolution of a climax ecosystem” in a manner that “interfaces with both existing natural systems and natural culture.”

This is a philosophy which is built on a solid foundation of sustainability. Sustainability itself can be defined by three core elements, each of which must be carefully considered in relation to the others:

• Environmental Protection
• Social Development
• Economic Development

Environmental Protection

Supporting and creating a sustainable ecosystem must, of course, place significant focus on environmental protection. After all, our interactions with the environment are only “sustainable” if they don’t destroy the environment and the resources provided by it. Environmental protection entails examining how our use of the environment affects it, and how we can ensure that negative effects are minimized and behaviors that positively impact the environment are emphasized.

Social Development

People are only interested in sustainability if they are educated about it, and if its overall importance is effectively communicated. Furthermore, human well-being and the well-being of society is part and parcel of what sustainability stands for. Ensuring that human beings have access to basic resources, that their health is being protected, and that they enjoy a good quality of life within a sustainable environment is critical.

Economic Development

Perhaps one of the more controversial of sustainability’s elements, due in part to the fact that economic success is a rather subjective concept, economic development is nonetheless important for several reasons. First, sustainability without economic development simply cannot succeed—in order to convince individuals, communities, and organizations to invest their resources in sustainability, there must be incentives above and beyond the long-term advantages. Second, as described above, social development is also an important aspect of sustainability—and social development requires (among many other things) economic resources as well.

Why is it so Important?

Sustainability is important for a very simple, very straightforward reason: we cannot maintain our quality of life as human beings, the diversity of life on Earth, or Earth’s ecosystems unless we embrace it. There are indications from all quarters and from the smallest to the largest scale that sustainability is something we must address. We will run out of fossil fuels. Thousands if not millions of animal species will become extinct. We will run out of lumber. We will damage the atmosphere beyond repair… If we don’t change.

And the root of that change lies in understanding and striving for sustainability—in our own homes, in our communities, in our ecosystems, and around the world.

Sustainable Fabrics are a small part of all this, but it definitely counts. That’s why we want to make a difference.

Sustainable fabrics
The Litmans Sustainable Collection – coming soon.