Our process begins with the select artists we work with. Thanks to their passion and professionalism, they create prints for our garments that guarantee our customers unique collections. Through a 'voting' process, our customers can choose prints from their top designs.
We provide our customers with a selection of the most popular and best-selling designs & styles recommended by our manufacturer and professionals within the industry to also pick from.
Our founder, J-Min works along side with the manufacturer (includes the pattern makers and technical artists) to provide the possibilities (including fabric) of each collection.
Our customers create the final look!
J-Min creates samples in which, they are wear-tested both, personally and by fitness professionals. We adjust and make iterations as needed so we produce the perfect collection that is fashionable and functional. That way, we guarantee everyone also finds their athleisure looks they truly value.
OUR FABRICS & MINIMAL TO ZER0-WASTE APPROACH
Through our 'voting' process, manufacturing garments with the highest votes, and taking pre-orders, we are able to minimize and practice a zero-waste approach.
We use ECONYL® - Carvico Vita Power for our plain color blocks that make up majority of our garments. Carvico Vita Power is composed of 78% Recycled Polyamide and 22% Elastane.
Due to the nature of sustainable fibers and limited stock range, our art blocks are non-sustainable and are digitally printed on Super Matt Polyester, Carvico Aspen Heavy. Carvico Aspen Heavy is composed of 82% Polyester and 18% Elastane.
Our basic collections are fully composed of sustainable ECONYL® techno fabrics.
WE PUT PEOPLE FIRST
We truly enjoy working with our models, photographers, artists, artistic athletes, promoting their story and journey through their artistry. We make sure they directly (without a third-party) benefit from what they produce for us.
We also work with a trusted supplier based in Bali, Indonesia to work with who also have the same vision as us - continuously reducing their environmental footprints and supporting their local community.
The fabrics they use are OEKO-TEX & Global Recycled Standard Certified. They have also been tested for quality at the manufacturing plant. Their workplace provides exceptional working conditions where the team is paid above award wages. They also support their local community, where every order with them supports grassroot organizations that advance women’s education and the environment; The ROLE Foundation & Bali Wise. In addition, they implement business development and hiring practices that raise the standards for women, health and income in the industry.
YOUR HEALTH IN MIND
We wear leggings between 4-6 hours on average, J-Min Collections spent over a year finding and researching fabrics that are not only safe for the environment but are also good for the skin.
We have found that traditional or synthetic fabrics such as Polyester, Nylon, Rayon, Spandex may cause itching and irritants to the skin known as textile contact dermatitis after worn for longer periods of time.
We use Econyl yarns that are safe for the skin and also protects you from the sun.
ECONYL® is a product of an Italian firm Aquafil. ECONYL® is a regenerated High End Nylon that is entirely made from pre-post consumer Nylon landfills and ocean waste. These include old carpets from landfills, fishing nets and ‘ghost nets’ (abandoned nets from fishermen) from the ocean, industrial waste and fabric scraps from clothing manufacturing companies.
MORE ABOUT ECONYL®
What is ECONYL®?
ECONYL®, product of an Italian firm Aquafil, is a regenerated High End Nylon that is entirely made from pre-post consumer Nylon landfills and ocean waste. These include old carpets from landfills, fishing nets and ‘ghost nets’ (abandoned nets from fishermen) from the ocean, industrial waste and fabric scraps from clothing manufacturing companies.
How is it different from the production of conventional Nylon process? Why is it better for the environment?
The biggest difference is that the regeneration process eliminates the two most threatening processes to the environment- the oil extraction and oil transformation.
Oil Extraction - Drilling for oil as a raw material to make plastics or for the production of Nylon takes place under the ocean that has adverse effects including, disrupting marine habitats, oil spills during the process are also harmful for marine life, as well as, creating ocean pollution.
Oil Transformation - The process of distilling, converting the oil into chemicals prepared to produce the polymers or materials to create Nylon, emits nitrous oxide, which is said to be a substance that is partly responsible for depleting Earth’s Ozone Layer, contributing to global warming or climate change.
Instead, Aquafil recovers landfill and ocean waste and purifies (breaks it down to its original form) and recycles through their advanced or sophisticated Depolymerization ECONYL® Production Process to produce the new or regenerated Nylon.
How much better is ECONYL® for our environment?
Statistics have said it has reduced global warming impact. For every 10,000 tons of ECONYL® raw material: Saves 70,000 barrels of crude oil Avoids 65,100 tonnes of CO2 eq. Emissions. Also, global warming potential reduced up to 90% if compared with traditional oil-based raw material.
Where can I learn more about ECONYL®?
Check out the official ECONYL® brand website, www.econyl.com
Where can I learn more about the different ECONYL® Italian Carvico Fabrics?
Check out the official Italian Carvico Fabric Page www.carvico.com/en/