One of our favorite ethically manufactured apparel companies hails from Vancouver, BC. Noctex is a knitwear focused brand with innovative design sensibilities and a focus on deadstock, sustainably sourced textiles. According to their mission statement, their use of textile is elaborated as “a merger of 'Nocturnal Textiles', beckoning the awakening of past resources into new and functional designs. With over 90% use of deadstock textiles, we aim to connect individuals with socially and environmentally responsible designs.”
The garments are saliently known for a modern finish of asymmetry, translucency, and luscious hand. Altar’s staff has been particularly astounded by the Unisex VAL Sweaters which are made from extra soft sweater knit that has beautiful stretch and recovery. The garments are measured as one-size because they have a lovely penchant for shaping to the contours of the wearer’s body. The extra long sleeves feel comfy and fashionable.
One of the elements that we truly treasure about Noctex is that when it comes to textile sourcing, many of their fabrics are milled in the United States. This is another element of sustainable manufacturing that few companies are emphasizing, and it is an extremely important component of the sustainable apparel movement. In addition to that, Noctex states that, a “majority of fabric used is all cellulose/plant pulp based fabrics such as rayon, tencel, or basic cotton. Small amounts of blends such as spandex, polyester or non-plant based blends are used to keep shape and long-term wear in designs. Excess fabric from handmade items are re-used for smaller projects by the designer, limiting as much fabric waste as possible. The maximum use of packaging is kept within boundaries of minimal and recyclable paper. NOCTEX is striving to be one step closer to sustainability with each season.”
(Item pictured: Sliver Tank Dress)
If you are checking out Noctex on our website or in our store, you’ll find that size gradations are true to size or one-size, and that these garments boast extremely flattering silhouettes. We love the muted tones, and feel like these staple pieces will bump up your Fall fashion with garments you can be proud of!
(Item pictured: Black VAL Sweater)
Shop the collection here.