The collection is made following my zero-carbon design philosophy built on three core tenets: 1) No electricity, 2) All-natural, 3) Locally-made.
Unlike conventional clothing that travels around the world to be made, our collection is made within a 30-mile radius – using locally-grown raw materials that nature provides abundantly for free.
All the fibers, plants, and materials are grown on the land or foraged in the surrounding mountain forest. The entire process from seed to button is done without traveling outside of one location. It’s like growing a garden to make a salad in one’s backyard.
This hyper-vertical and local approach is how clothing and objects were made throughout human history. There is no reason clothing must travel around the world to be made. We can simply design it using materials and labor found in one location.
Carbon footprint (cradle to gate):
ANGEL CHANG Anti T-shirt = 0.4 kg of CO2e
Average cotton t-shirt = 2.1 kg of CO2e
Average polyester t-shirt = 5.5 kg of CO2e
Traveled around the world (cradle to gate):
ANGEL CHANG Anti T-shirt = 30 miles
Average cotton t-shirt = 10,000 miles
Amount paid to artisans:
ANGEL CHANG Anti T-shirt = 25% of retail price
Average cotton t-shirt = 3% of retail price