Ethical fashion brand Zady has expanded to include a selection of private label men’s wear pieces.
The company’s foray into men’s will include two button-downs in two colors, at $135 each, and an alpaca sweater, at $165.
The men’s product line is similar to the one they have for women’s in its private label Essentials Collection. The women’s .01 Sweater from the Essentials Collection, at $160, was sold out within 48 hours when it was introduced, and there was 1,000-plus wait list when the product was back in stock last month.
Zady is known for providing information on the manufacturing process for every item it sells on its site. For the women’s private label sweater, the design was done in New York. It uses wool from a sheep farm in Oregon; washing and carding completed in South Carolina; dyeing and spinning into yarn in Pennsylvania, and knitting in California. The new line introduced last month includes seven tops and one coat, with pieces ranging from $45 to $300.
The company uses alpaca from a mill in Peru and the fiber is chosen for its sustainability factor. The fiber is available in certain natural colors that don’t require dyeing, so there’s less water pollution on the environmental front. And alpaca, unlike cashmere, is a lower-impact fiber because of the way the animal eats grass, which is more like a lawnmower. In contrast, goats pull out the grass roots, which can result in mismanagement of the land.
The introductory pieces in the men’s line is expected to follow that of the women’s line, from sourcing to production, with complete information on the entire manufacturing process on the Zady site.