How We Care At

City Threads

THE LOCAL COMMUNITY ISN'T
JUST WHERE WE DO BUSINESS
,

it's where we got our education. From day one, we have been knitting, dyeing, cutting and sewing with partners across Los Angeles, and learning from them along the way.

SHOP YOUR VALUES WITH
THE STYLE 411

With our enhanced focus on transparency, you'll find detailed information, or the “Style 411”, on each of our products. Sustainability is personal, and everyone has different value systems.

Maybe local manufacturing is really important to you, or natural fibers or recycled materials – whatever it is, our Style 411s help you find the products to match your values.

Scroll to learn more about the icons you'll discover in the Style 411, and what they mean.

CUT & SEWN IN L.A.

Since day one, we have partnered with our local manufacturers.

Making our styles in Los Angeles, CA, USA has been, and continues to be a priority. Manufacturing locally allows us to oversee our production and be involved in the process, to ensure the best quality and consistency in all our styles.

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that are CUT & SEWN IN L.A.

KNIT IN L.A.

Many of our fabrics are knit in Los Angeles.

This means that the yarn is knit into fabric locally - we are fortunate to be able to continue to partner with great quality local fabric knitters.

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styles that are KNIT IN L.A.

DYED IN L.A.

Many of our styles are dyed locally in Los Angeles, through our collaboration with the local garment industry. This means that the fabric and/or garments are dyed locally.

Our dye house partners use low-impact Azo-free reactive dyes that contain no carcinogens or teratogens, and are CalProp65 compliant. They do not spray any additional treatments on our fabrics.

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styles that are DYED IN L.A.

NATURAL FIBER

Many of our styles are made from natural fibers – specifically cotton.

When we think about the end-of-life of garments, natural fibers such as cotton have the potential to biodegrade over time, allowing them to return to the Earth naturally. Not only does cotton feel soft and cozy, it boasts great breathability. Wearing natural fibers is not only good to support the ecology, it’s also healthier for your body.

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are made with NATURAL FIBER.

ORGANIC COTTON

Some of our cotton fabrics are made using Organic Cotton yarn.

The yarn used in our organic styles is Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certified. GOTS is the worldwide leading textile processing standard for organic fibers. The organic yarn is then knit and dyed in Los Angeles. All of our organic styles are made from 100% organic cotton.

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are made with ORGANIC COTTON.

RECYCLED SWIM FABRICS

A selection of our swim styles are made from recycled materials. We believe in reusing the resources we already have as much as possible.

Our recycled nylon used in certain swim styles is made of 80% Recycled Mipan® Regen Nylon & 20% Creora® HighClo Spandex. Our recycled polyester is made of 90% Repreve Recycled Polyester & 10% Spandex.

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made with RECYCLED SWIM FABRICS.

OEKO-TEX®

Some of our fabrics are certified STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®.

Certain chemicals used in textiles and textile production are harmful to human health. That’s why OEKO-TEX® works to create trust in textiles and leather by testing products to provide transparency into the supply chain, and improve product safety and sustainable production. Their labels mean that the products have been independently tested and verified for high product safety.

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made with OEKO-TEX® certified fabric.

ZDHC

Zero Discharge Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) certification is the most comprehensive program, when it comes to chemical inputs and outputs.

They help manage the inputs in supply chains to reduce the amount of hazardous chemicals that are discharged into water waste.

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are made with ZDHC certified fabric.

UPF 50+

UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) is a standard used to measure sunburn protection.

All of our swim styles and some of our cotton knit styles are UPF 50+ (the highest rating), meaning that they help protect your kids’ skin from sunburn and sun damage. No special treatments or chemicals have been added to the fabric for sun protection - the protection exists naturally in the tight weave and thickness of the fabric.

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that have UPF 50+ Protection.

“These are PERFECT for my son who has severe eczema and needs cotton pants to wear everywhere. They fit perfectly, they’re comfy, he loves them and that’s huge. Going to order more soon!!” -Audra H.

SENSORY FRIENDLY

The majority of our styles are considered sensory friendly.

We don’t use irritating fasteners – you won't find zippers, bottoms, or snaps on most of our clothes.

In fact, 100% of our bottoms are made with pull-up elastic waistbands, and all waistbands, including underwear, are covered in soft, high-quality fabric to avoid irritating your child’s sensitive skin.

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are made SENSORY FRIENDLY

ECO PACKAGING

We aim to reduce our impact through our packaging and marketing materials. As of July 2022, we’ve started using the below:

- Compostable Mailers by Better Packaging Company (certified home compostable)
- Compostable Shipping Labels by Noissue (home compostable)
- Recycled PolyBags by EcoEnclose (100% recycled and recyclable)

While we shift to lower-impact packaging and marketing options, we still have conventional options on-hand. For us, sustainability also means using what we already have.

All of our orders are shipped
with Eco Packaging

FAIR WAGES

Working with our local community has always included paying fair wages to the people throughout our supply chain.

The sewers at all of our factories are employees of the manufacturer, and are paid hourly at least the minimum wage. To learn more about the layers of our values, read our Code Of Conduct, which has been signed by all of our suppliers.

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that are made with Fair Wages

RESPONSIBILITY IS A JOURNEY, NOT A DESTINATION

We are learning as we go, and are excited to share more with you along the way.

Questions or want to dive deeper? Check out our FAQs, our Blog, or drop us an email here.

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