Eco Friendly & Ethical Style
We create lifestyle clothing that fosters connection and honours mother earth.
“Having grown up in idyllic rural communities, I developed a deep respect and reverence for nature at a very young age. Inspired by this, I have committed to reducing NoMiNoU’s environmental footprint.”
– Jullianna Charlton, Founder, NoMiNoU
Made in Canada
All of our clothing is designed, printed and manufactured entirely in Canada, reducing carbon emissions that result from sourcing and shipping products from overseas.
Instead of screen-printing our patterns, we use a sublimation technique that reduces the amount of ink needed to print our designs onto the fabric, resulting in less impact on the environment.
No·Mi·No·U takes great care to use environmentally-friendly fabric and materials whenever possible. Each pair of No·Mi·No·U pants, removes approximately 7 plastic water bottles from the environment.
How We Source Our Materials
All leggings, capris and shorts are made from a blend of 12%
spandex and 88% recycled polyester, which is made from recycled
PET (a 100% post-consumer recycled raw material that is derived from
recycled post-water bottles). This is an eco-friendly fabric that adheres to the Global Recycled Standard (GRS). All leggings, capris and shorts are made from yarns that have achieved Gold Level Certification by GRS.
No·Mi·No·U tanks and pullovers are also made using eco-friendly
materials. These products are made from fabric comprised of 67%
rayon from bamboo, 29% cotton and 4% spandex.
What is the Global Recycled Standard?
Global Recycled Standard (GRS) provides verified support for the amount of recycled content in a yarn. It also provides a track-and-trace certification system that helps to ensure that the claim “a fabric is made from recycled polyester” can be officially verified.
The Global Recycled Standard (GRS) addresses input material verification, chain of custody, environmental principles, social requirements, and labeling for textile products made from recycled materials. It aims to be a full-product standard for recycled material content that balances rigor and practicality for the industry and end consumers.
GRS requires that certified companies keep comprehensive records of their use of chemicals, energy, water consumption, and waste water treatment including the disposal of sludge. All prohibited chemicals listed in GOTS are also prohibited in the GRS. Beyond chemical and environmental considerations, GRS also includes extensive provisions related to workers rights.
Recycled Polyester — How It’s Made
Recycled polyester (PET) is 100% post-consumer recycled raw material. Made from recycled water bottles.
- Plastic PET Containers are sorted and picked up from community recycling centres. They are stripped of their labels and caps, washed, crushed, and chopped into flakes.
- The flakes are then made into a chip form creating PET chips.
- The chips are then made into filament yarn.
- The recycled yarn is utilized to create fabric.
Through No·Mi·No·U’s commitment to the environment, the company hopes to make a small, positive impact on our beloved Mother Earth.