Materials

We are committed to making products with natural fibers vs. synthetic. Our most recent corduroy has 2% Lycra (elastic), which has proven to be a huge improvement compared to our original 100% cotton, but we would like to avoid using synthetic fibers as much as possible.

Unlike swimwear from the pre-1960s that were made of 100% wool or cotton, our swimwear is made of a blend of cotton, nylon, and elastic which allows it to stretch and dry much more quickly.

The rest of our products are made from 100% cotton, which has many advantages over synthetic fibers, but most importantly it biodegrades. Unlike most clothing being produced these days, your Hammies will eventually decompose in a landfill and will not pollute our soil and waters.

Our inner packaging is made of recycled or FSC-certified paper and our outer packaging is made of recycled plastic or recycled and/or FSC-certified paper mailers.

Our goal is to use only natural and biodegradable materials for all of our products and packaging.

Carbon neutral

We offset the carbon produced from transporting our products from our factory to our warehouse and from our warehouse to our customers by purchasing carbon credits. 

Our goal is to offset our complete carbon footprint, including the carbon produced from manufacturing our products and transporting our inventory from factory to warehouse.

Labor

We work with a factory in China that is certified in all of the important environment and social certifications: 9001 for product quality standards, ISO 14001 for environmental standards, SA 8000 for social responsibility standards, and OHSAS 18001 for health and safety standards. We also source all of our materials (fabric, trim, dye) from the same province that our products are made (Nantong) which greatly reduces our environmental impact.

Production

Unlike many clothing brands that make everything under the sun, we are focused on producing exclusively vintage styles that are no longer in production. There will inevitably be exceptions to this (like a t-shirt), but as a general rule, the more trendy a style is, the less interested we are in producing it.