Our Carbon Footprint
We have considered the carbon footprint when making the decision to buy from our local importer. Our fabric supplier ships directly from China to Vancouver. Our fabric travels approximately 20Km. from harbour to warehouse to our sewing facility. After sewing it travels 107 Km. to Victoria in a hybrid Honda or by mail to our stockroom. We personally take our shipments to the post office in the same hybrid vehicle. Our smaller web orders go by e-Bike to the post office.
We have considered buying fabric that is knit in Montreal. If we were to choose this factory we would be required to buy very large minimums per colour while our Vancouver importer offers more options. The Montreal factory imports the yarn from China to Montreal, knits it into fabric which we would then have to have shipped from Montreal to Vancouver. Choosing the Vancouver supplier allows us to reduce shipping, provide variety and eliminate fabric waste.
We look forward to the day when Canada has a western hemp processing facility to supply our fabric needs.