Our custom heavy ribbed knits are inspired by beloved vintage ribs, with an extra heavy weight and silhouette flattering contour. The best part? It's made out of sustainably grown and manufactured cotton. Here's how your new Recommence ribbed knit style was made, with you and the environment in mind.

Design and Fabrication

Every garment starts with the design process. Once we find our inspiration for a style, our designer draws the silhouette and sends it to one of our Fair Labor Certified factories. Each of our factories specializes in a type of fabric, so this design is headed to our specialists in knits in China. We have all of our fabrics custom made for our collections, and our factory is one of the best in fabricating luxury knits from eco-friendly yarn. Having fabrics custom made adds time to the design process, but ensures that our garments are sustainable and the fabric has the perfect feel.

Creating Our Cotton

Growing cotton in an environmentally sound way allows farmers to be in better conditions, as the process requires fewer chemicals and produces less toxic waste

Farming sustainable cotton even keeps farmers and their families safe because they are not exposed to toxic chemicals in the field or through their food and water supply

Once the cotton is carefully harvested, it's then put through a ginning process to remove the seeds and clean the bales 

After the Organic Cotton is cleaned, the fibers are spun to make super soft yarn. This yarn is carefully woven to make bolts of our vintage rib

At this point in the process, we cut and sew all of our styles in our Fair Labor factories. then garment dye them using only low impact dyes

Now to You

Did you know that deadstock (leftover inventory from past seasons) is a huge problem afflicting much of the fashion industry right now due to the rise in fast fashion? We don't want any Recommence garments to go to waste so we produce very limited quantities of all of our styles. Once our finished garment leaves our factory, we carefully pack it to get it ready to head to you. This includes our hang tag, which is made from recycled cement leftovers, and our biodegradable bag. Each Recommence garment gets extra love and attention during our entire process, so make sure you cherish it always and keep up the care, because clothes are meant to last longer than one eason.