Friendsday is committed to sourcing the best quality, ecologically sustainable materials available. We make great efforts in designing our whole work process in ways that support organic cotton manufacturers and recycling / reseller organizations. We also take pride in having an almost zero waste production line! Read more about the materials used below!
Carefully selected second hand cotton t-shirts.
This is the main material used in our Balance pants. We go to a thrift store, choose the best monochrome cotton tees, wash and dry them, and cut them into pants pieces. This is time consuming, but it also makes the color designs unique and lets us work with wonderfully soft fabrics.
Carefully selected second hand jeans.
It's how we get the denim for the meditation pillows! We go to a thrift store, choose the best blue denim jeans, wash and dry them, and cut them into pillow pieces. This is pretty time consuming, but it also gives us the chance to choose the most beautiful blue shades of cotton denim.
Digitally printed eco canvas.
This super durable eco canvas is made of polyester with 45% recycled content. It's a really sturdy material that shows the printed image crispy clear - a good match with the denim, in making meditation pillows! The digital inkjet process means there is very little color waste and no water is consumed in the printing. The image is designed by us and printed by Spoonflower in Durham, NC.
Digitally printed organic cotton knit.
The medium weight 100% organic cotton is soft to touch and easy to wear. It's what we use in the Unity shirts and dresses. Because of the digital inkjet process, there is very little color waste and no water consumption happening in the printing. The image is designed by us and printed by Spoonflower in Durham, NC.
Organic cotton rib knit.
We use this fabric in the waist band and ankle pieces of the Balance pants. This soft and smooth 100% organic cotton is great because of it's very stretchy knit and wonderful colors.
Organic cotton interlock.
This medium weight cotton interlock knit is 100% organic cotton. It's super soft and comfy, and really high quality - it's what we use in the back pieces and trimmings of the Unity shirts.
Digitally printed organic cotton sateen.
The 100% organic cotton sateen is perfectly soft and sleek for us to use in the Lavender eye pillows. Because of the digital inkjet process, there is very little color waste and no water consumption happening in the printing. The image is designed by us and printed by Spoonflower in Durham, NC.
Mixed cotton scraps.
Ever wondered what makes the Unity meditation pillows so heavy and sturdy? Well, all the little pieces that get left over from cutting the patterns for pants, shirts and pillows, end up inside the meditation pillows! Also some of our crafty friends are kind enough to donate their scraps from different sewing (mostly quilting) projects.