LAZLO

LAZLO
lazlo.co

Behind the Label

We’ve set up shop in Detroit, where we’re hiring men who were trained to sew in prison and paying them a living wage.

We use the best materials available, like organic cotton, to make products that we want to wear every day, and we’re building them to last.

We aren’t doing it alone: from partnering with the Michigan Department of Corrections on hiring, to developing fabrics with a mill in LA that shares our commitment to quality, it’s a team effort.

In short, we’re doing our best to build a company that we all can feel excited to be a part of. We’ve tried to keep business simple. Invest in your employees, invest in your community and make products you feel great about. Some companies see this as a burden. We see it as an opportunity.

Cheers,
Christian & Kathryn Birky

VEGEA

VEGEA
vegeacompany.com

VEGEA is a innovative vegetal material produced through a specific processing of fibers and oils contained in grape marc: a fully natural raw material consisting of the grape skins, stalks and seeds obtained from wine making.

VEGEA maximizes the value of the land and Its resources. It is the new Made in Italy combining two great Italian excellences: Fashion and Wine, both worldwide known as style icons for the high quality of their products and the long artistic and manufacturing tradition.

It is the new way to be fashionable and eco-friendly at the same time.Currently, Italy is the largest wine producer since about the 18% of the global wine production is made in Italy, this makes our Country the ideal one for VEGEA’s manufacturing.

MYCOWORKS

MYCOWORKS
mycoworks.com

We are a team of creative engineers, designers, and scientists. We are working together to solve today’s greatest challenges with products made from mycelium, a rapidly renewable natural resource. Our discoveries are foundational to the field of mycotecture and draw from over 20 years of research into designing and engineering mycelium materials.

Along with our visionary partners and customers, MycoWorks is building a better world with nature’s best tools.

PIÑATEX

PIÑATEX
ananas-anam.com/pinatex

 

Ananas Anam has developed an innovative, natural and sustainable non-woven textile called Piñatex™ made from pineapple leaves fibres. Piñatex has evolved from seven years of R&D to create a natural textile from waste plant fibres.

Piñatex harnesses advanced technologies to create a totally sustainable high performance natural textile. We carried out the original development leading to Piñatex™ in the Philippines. Its finishing, research and continuing development are now being undertaken in the UK and Spain.

 

Piñatex provides new additional income for farmers while creating a vibrant new industry for pineapple growing countries.

Piñatex fibres are the by-product of the pineapple harvest. No extra land, water, fertilizers or pesticides are required to produce them.

Piñatex involves a patented pending technology that protects both the process and the finished material.

BOLT THREADS

BOLT THREADS
boltthreads.com

Spiders produce silk fibers with remarkable properties including high tensile strength, elasticity, durability and softness.

We’ve developed technology to replicate this amazing process sustainably at large scale. Our knit ties are our first prototype product, available in a limited edition release.

  • We study silk proteins found in nature to determine what gives them their incredible properties.
  • We develop proteins inspired by these natural silks by putting genes into yeast.
  • We produce the protein in large quantities through fermentation, using yeast, sugar and water.
  • We take the silk protein and spin it into fibers.
  • We knit or weave these fibers into fabrics and garments.