Bamboo is the fastest growing plant in the world. Its cultivation requires no chemical fertilizers or pesticides. Its production uses four times less water than cotton and is totally biodegradable. Bamboo fiber is naturally anti-odor, antibacterial, hypoallergenic, anti UV and thermoregulatory. This fabric also has an absorbent capacity greater than the average.
Eucalyptus (Tencel® fiber) fabric absorbs moisture and prevents the formation of bacteria. It is extremely gentle and suitable for sensitive skin. This is a 100% natural fiber extracted from eucalyptus wood from certified environmentally sustainable plantations located in Europe. The fiber production process is environmentally friendly at all levels. The products used are recycled for its transformation up to 99.7%. More info…
Hemp is much more resistant than cotton. It is hypoallergenic and non-irritating to the skin. In fact, hemp is one of the most environmentally friendly fabrics currently available. The plant is very naturally resistant to pests and growth requires little water. Hemp fabric has the distinction of “aging well”, in fact, the more you wear it, the softer it becomes.
Noble material, linen is an all natural fiber that requires no chemicals for growth or for his transformation. The fabric keeps us cool in summer and warm in the winter because it keeps the air in its fibers in fact a natural insulator. The linen cloth has a beneficial effect on sensitive skin. This is the most resistant fabric. It is not plush and not deformed. It softens with washing.
Respecterre is proudly MADE IN CANADA
In 2013, I flew to Mexico with the intent of working on different farms and ecological sites. After spending two months on a construction project with organic materials, building an igloo-shaped house out of adobe, I decided to look for another project. This is when I came across the Huehuecoyotl ecovillage site. It was the first time I heard the word “ecovillage”, which sparked my curiosity right away. Hence, I contacted one of the members and agreed to spend the next two months there.
I am in charge of Sales and Marketing and am the client contact for sales. Basically, this involves selling our collections to shops every six months, developing new markets, and nurturing relationships with clients. I also respond to corporate requests, in which businesses ask us to sew garments bearing their logo. Those include Radio-Canada, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, and some spas.
In terms of marketing, I take care of creating catalogues for our collections, thinking up posters, and designing new undergarment boxes. I also manage the Respecterre website—that includes implementation and maintenance, newsletter and blog post writing, and promotion for our apparel.
Today we continue our series of interviews with Respecterre employees, who give you an inside look at the ecological, local and ethical world of fashion. We invite you to discover Lisette, a woman with great experience in the field of clothing making. But above all, a cheerful woman, who thrives in life and enjoys every moment.