Mend the Social Fabric™ - Guatemalan Heritage Cotton, Hand-Woven in Guatemala and Hand-Crafted in New York City
Wearing Social Fabric™
Start a relationship with the world’s original, plain-spun, hand-woven cotton cloth. Finer than flannel and more rugged than broadcloth, Social Fabric™ is woven in Guatemala from heritage “wild” cotton grown nearby on the Pacific coast. Because the plants are indigenous strains they are naturally resistant to pests and fungus. The cotton is mercerized in tortilla water in a traditional method that gives it a suede-like nap. A highly-reflective U.S. produced yarn is incorporated in the weaving to insure the living wages of the Mayan weavers, as well as mark the cloth as definitively Social Fabric™.
Our garments are cut for movement and poise in our Lower East Side workshop and are meant for a conscientious life in New York City and environs. Proceeds benefit our Uniform Project. We make the uniforms here from the weaver’s own cloth, as well as satchels. They are filled with aid for First Communion children and their families and sent down on mission in February.
Please note all items are made to order in our Lower East Side workshop and will take 2-3 weeks to ship. We appreciate your commitment to wearing Social Fabric and know you will enjoy your purchase for many years to come.