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The Wonders of Hemp for Clothing.

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The Wonders of Hemp for Clothing.

  So you've probably heard us rant and rave about all the things we love about Bamboo, but let's talk about another Eco all-Star: Hemp Clothing!  This plant has been used in textiles for centuries, and has so many others uses, too. Up to 50,000 uses in fact - but we just will stick to a few today! Like Bamboo, Hemp is used today as an eco-friendly fabric option. You might imagine Hemp clothing to be scratchy and uncomfortable, but this is actually not true at all! The hemp fabric we use is AMAZINGLY soft and comfy, not to mention...

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6 Steps to Spring Clean and Green Your Closet.

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6 Steps to Spring Clean and Green Your Closet.

Some easy-tricks to cleaning out your your closet! Follow these 5-steps to simplify your Spring-Cleaning routine and help you de-clutter with ease! Remove your old toxic clothes and add in some fresh organic clothing too!

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We Love Fair Labour! How Canada's Labour Laws Evolved

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We Love Fair Labour! How Canada's Labour Laws Evolved

Happy Labour Day long weekend!  This weekend we're celebrating all the lovely women who keep this little fair fashion shop spinning.  And all of you hard working guys and gals, too!   At Salts & West, we design and produce our garments in the beautiful Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada.  We produce using our small factory as well as local sewers in the community.  Salts is a community based project that delivers high quality employment opportunities to women in our area.  We love these women like family!So, what does this have to do with Labour Day? Do you...

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The 3000 Year Evolution of Your Bamboo Fleece Hoodie

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The 3000 Year Evolution of Your Bamboo Fleece Hoodie

In honour of our NEW West Wrap Hoodie, we're diving into the deep, dark, juicy past of your favourite cozy hooded sweater.  Want to know how your Bamboo Fleece Hoodie came to be? Check out the video below.   Your favourite bamboo fleece hoodie is back and updated. Don't forget after watching the video to check out the new West Wrap Hoodie. It's made with the softest of bamboo fleece fabric, as thumbholes and a button up cowl hood! Oh my!

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Know Your Microfibres! How Bamboo Fabric is a Great Choice in the Battle against Microfibre Pollution.

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Know Your Microfibres! How Bamboo Fabric is a Great Choice in the Battle against Microfibre Pollution.

A huge shift towards sustainability is on the horizon! From recycling, going more 'zero waste', and investing in eco-friendly products, most of us are trying to be more KIND to Mother Earth.  Cheers to that! But did you know that washing your clothes could actually be poisoning our waters and food supply?On average, a synthetic fleece jacket releases 1.7 grams of microfibres (the tiny threads that shed from fabrics) each wash, travelling to your local wastewater treatment plant, where up to 40% of them end up in rivers, lakes, and oceans. Studies indicate that microfibres make up 85% of human-made debris on shorelines...

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