Photo taken by Nick Wafer, Castle Lookout, AB 2020
"It started with a screen printing machine in a 12x8 ft dorm room. While attending college in 2016, I began screening original art onto t-shirts for family friends. But as I continued working with clothing, the horrendous state of the fashion industry became incredibly overwhelming.
Building NTC, every decision came to a moral and financial crossroads. It seemed nearly impossible to create ethical clothing when it's more environmentally beneficial for it to never exist in the first place.
NTC is a sustainable apparel brand built on the foundation of purposeful apparel. Our mission is to take clothing with what it currently represents and transform it into a catalyst for change by donating 100% of profits through unique, limited-run charity collections."
Jacobus DeGroot, founder
industry standards we are actively combating
Over 90% of garment workers are refused a liveable wage and basic working rights while the companies they work for are collectively worth trillions.
Synthetic clothing, such as nylon and polyester, shed hundreds of thousands of micro-plastics after every wash. Filling our waterways, oceans and marine life with unremovable micro-pollution.
Worldwide, 92 million tonnes of clothing are thrown into landfills every year. In which the majority are only worn 1 - 3 times before being discarded.
Photo taken by Mcinnus Henricks, Moraine Lake AB 2019
Social & Environmental Responsibility
Our proprietary blend is made from rayon fibre and certified organic cotton.
Bamboo is known for being luxuriously soft and extremely durable. Organic cotton uses half the water of traditional cotton farming and NONE of the harmful chemicals or pesticides.
How can you fight the fashion industry when you're apart of it?
Where is the clothing made?
Where are the raw materials sourced from?
Rayon fiber is extracted from bamboo farms in Fujian, Jiangxi, Zhejiang, and Hunan, China.
Do you offer waste free packaging?
Yes! We proudly ship 100% waste-free, utilizing biodegradable and recyclable materials.
How much money is donated?
Through our charity collections, we donate 100% of all profits to our featured charitable organization.