Great design can’t exist without great materials. At the foundation of every TAMGA garment is a search for the world’s best sustainable fibres. Our journey begins with the raw materials, everything else builds from there.
We fell in love with TENCEL® at first touch. This light and airy fabric is sustainably grown from renewable eucalyptus wood and made into fibre using an award-winning closed loop process that recycles 99.8% of water and solvents.
A TAMGA garment made from TENCEL® uses a fraction of the water, energy and emissions of a conventional viscose or cotton item. Travel happy knowing this eco-friendly and renewable fabric is as good for you as it is to our planet.
ECOVERO™ is viscose, made sustainably. Created from renewable and sustainably managed wood pulp, LENZING™ ECOVERO™ uses 88% less water than mainstream viscose and is fully traceable, meaning no old growth forests are cleared to create it.
Our ECOVERO™ is a custom fabric created just for TAMGA, made to be super soft, flowy and durable, with slightly more structure than our Micro-TENCEL™. We love the way that our water-saving dyes react with this fibre, creating vivid colours that won't fade with washing.
Our comfortable yet luxurious Modal® fibres allowed us to finally call off our search for the perfect basics fabric. Superior to touch and wear, the eco-friendly Modal® hails from sustainably managed beechwood forests in Europe.
Many wood-based fabrics are being sourced from ancient and endangered forests, reducing our planet's ability to store carbon and wiping out endangered animals like the Orangutan in Indonesia. Our Lenzing certified Modal® fabric is harvested from FSC-certified plots giving you a piece of mind when wearing TAMGA basics.
It's no secret that at TAMGA we love colour - but the conventional dyes used on most clothing are toxic to people and our planet. At TAMGA, our vivid colours come from low-impact dyes that use 70% less water than conventional synthetic dyes. Our OEKO-Tex 100 certified colours are free of any harmful chemicals and react beautifully to our sustainable and ethically sourced fabrics.
Anywhere from 60-70% of dyes used in the textile industry contain suspected carcinogens, heavy metals and other toxic chemicals. We refuse to include any of these dyes or chemicals in our designs and ensure that our dyehouses only use the most enviromentally and ethically responsible products.
Why stop at the clothing when disposable packaging is such a problem? Every detail matters to us and our planet.
Our biodegradable garment bags are made in Indonesia from cassava starch. They break down naturally within months, or you can dissolve it right before your eyes when mixed with hot water in a tall glass.
Even the little things like our tags are made from 100% post-consumer paper by a social enterprise in Bali. Used paper is collected from hotels, schools and businesses on the island, it is then shreded and turned into paste, and lastly, pressed by hand and dried outdoor by Bali's sunshine.
The Good Stuff
We are proudly partnered with a Toronto-based environmental research firm to compare the impact of our garments to fashion made from conventional viscose, a non-eco fabric that's similar in function and feel to our fibres.
On each TAMGA product page you'll see the exact water, energy and emissions that are saved through a TAMGA purchase. On our home page, we share the real-time impact we've achieved from all purchases to date.