THE FUTURE > PROFIT
With ease and purpose, Holding Court’s Cosmic Connection collection delivers effortless apparel that functions with you while exploring feminine, classic silhouettes. We source the most sustainable and comfortable fabrics possible, and offer them to you at an exceptional value, taking less profit than traditional apparel brands to bring sustainability to your court.
The magic is in the fabric - we make our pieces from Tencel, Organic Cotton, Recycled Polyester and Silks. We use water-based, non-toxic dyes to adorn our fabrics. Each design is fitted to a range of body types to ensure a flattering form to invite more diversity to hold court with eco-fashion.
When you order from us, we make it for you. Made-to-order ensures less waste in the landfill and makes owning a Holding Court piece extra special when you shop on our online store. As we grow, we are committed to making small batches for larger retailers, and pay a living wage with our garment workers in Mexico, Canada and London.
We’re not totally sustainable just yet - we need to invest in programs that actually replace what we’ve used and spent. So we give back to the environment in the form of offsets. Basically, in exchange for the emissions and water used by our clothes, we help plant forests to naturally capture CO2 from the air, invest in clean water solutions, and purchase landfill gas offsets. (The Earth be like, thank you.)
Our packaging is plastic-free and made from 100% recycled paper products. Plus our tape and hangers use bio-based, non-toxic adhesives. Our garment bags are made from 30% recycled plastic and always get reused. It’s the best we could find, but we want it to be better. If anybody wants to work with us to develop even more magical packaging solutions, let’s chat.
ONLY WASH AS NEEDED
Not only will you save water and detergent, your clothes will last way longer. Next time you don’t do laundry in a while, you’re not being lazy you’re just being a super good person.
When you can, skip the dryer
Line drying your clothes for just six months out of the year can eliminate up to 700 pounds of greenhouse gases annually. That’s the same energy as driving a Prius 1,800 miles, which is a super long road trip. Also hanging your clothes to dry looks super chic and Italian.
When you do the wash, set your washer to “cold” to save energy and help your clothes live a little longer (heat can break fibers down). Also, switching from hot water to cold or warm can help prevent 500 lbs of CO2 from entering the atmosphere every year. That’s the same energy as a 30-minute blow dry twice a week for a year. Pass the round brush.
If it’s only dirty in one teeny place, exercise that spot cleaner.
Consider bagging and putting it in the freezer for a day or two - this will kill bacteria and odors, keep your jeans in better shape and is just a chill way to do laundry that your science teacher would have loved.
DONATE & RECYCLE
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, Americans throw away 68 pounds of clothing and textiles per person, per year. That’s almost enough to meet most airlines’ overweight luggage fee. Americans also donate or recycle less than 15% of clothing and shoes, though nearly all of it could be recycled or reused. Let’s get on this.
There are donation centers pretty much everywhere. Try your local Goodwill, Salvation Army, American Red Cross or Dress For Success (a non-profit organization that provides interview suits and career development for low-income women).