"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's built on the foundation of purposeful apparel, the idea that clothing can serve a function beyond all material benefits. Recognizing this opportunity, we transform every garment into a catalyst to create positive, real-world change, donating 100% of profits from each collection."
What's wrong with the fashion industry?
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.
We must understand the significance of our economic decisions, the demand it generates and the persuasion it holds. The industries responsible for the degradation of our planet aren't willing to make changes unless there is visible demand. Consumer power is vital, allowing people to vote with every purchase, enabling or condemning positive change.
The first and easiest step in mitigating your environmental impact. Buy what you need, not what you want.
If you don't have to buy it new, thrift it. It saves you money and prevents clothing from ending up in landfills.
Clothing is integral, you don't have to sacrifice your ethics for new clothes. We provide a reason for the apparel to exist by donating 100% of profits.