Our commitment to the environment

The textile industry is the second most damageable on earth. It exhausts the natural resources, pollutes the soil and water, and increases green house gas emissions. It is against all this that Montloup takes a stand.

At Montloup, we only use organic or eco-friendly fibres that are GOTS certified.. We are constantly on the lookout for new solutions to avoid using synthetic fibres such as polyester or spandex that are used, when necessary, in less than 20% of a fabrics global composition.

We aren’t perfect, but we put a steady effort in minimizing our ecological footprint by constantly discovering new solutions to lower our impact even more. We welcome new suggestions!

Our organic cotton comes from India and grows in a controlled environment. No chemical pesticide is used in the agricultural process and uses less water than in traditional cotton culture. The fibres used are also longer, which creates a softer and longer lasting fabric.

Bamboo is a sturdy plant that requires very little water to grow. Very resistant, bamboo has few enemies and therefore doesn't require pesticides to grow. Once it is cut down, it regenerates very fast, which makes it a precious renewable resource. The fiber is transformed by following a chemical process called viscose. It is therefore an artificial fiber whose manufacture, if not rigorously controlled, can be harmful to the environment. Its soft and breathable properties make this material an ideal choice for comfortable clothing.

Hemp, the utmost eco-friendly fabric, is a plant that grows abundantly and that doesn't require any pesticides to grow. In addition to regenerating soils, it isn’t very thirsty. Transforming it into fibre is done mechanically. In addition to being hypoallergenic, hemp fabrics are also very absorbent and have a neutral smell. Often associated to organic cotton, the fabric obtained is soft and withholds all of the hemp fibre properties.

By offering products made in Canada, Montloup ensures the transparency of all of the production chain as well as praising the work done by devoted humans. She ensures that the production respects her quality, environmental and ethical standards at every stage of the production chain.

As for the yarn, we work with a Montreal business that takes care of the control and importation. With someone in charge of going on the field, we are confident of the quality of yarn we are buying. We are also developing new products made from North American fibers.

For the finishing process, Montloup works exclusively with an Ontarian finisher. With the environment at heart, this business works in developing non-toxic dyes. It has also incorporated a system that reuses wastewater as well as textile waste recycling methods.

For knitting, cutting, sewing, screen printing and labels, Montloup works with local partners!