We use digital textile printing for our custom prints. Digital textile printing
    reduces water use by 95% and energy use by 94%. Our printing facility is
    located in Lyon, France. The artists who design our prints are from Ukraine,
    Columbia and the UK



    At Yomisma, the textiles that we use for our signature dusters are 67%
    recycled polyester and 33% polyester. Our textiles also are OEKO-TEX certified.


    Recycled Polyester:

    Virgin polyester is derived from petroleum, which has a high environmental
    cost. Recycled polyester (also referred to as rPET) is comparable to virgin
    polyester in terms of quality, but its production requires 59% less energy,
    according to a 2017 study by the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment.
    Recycled polyester gives a second life to a material that’s not biodegradable
    and would otherwise end up in a landfill or the ocean. Using recycled polyester
    lessens our dependence on petroleum, utilizes waste, and reduces greenhouse gas
    emissions from manufacturing. Additionally, we can be part of the movement to
    promote new recycling streams for polyester clothing.  Our garments which
    include recycled polyester are comprised of 40-67% rPET which is made from
    plastic bottles from the bottom of the ocean

    We are intending to expand our textiles as we grow and are looking
    at LENZING™ ECOVERO viscose, organic cotton, silk and deadstock. Please
    see our product pages for specific details for each product.


    We have formed a new partnership with women in indigenous communities in Mexico to adorn

    the necklines and wrist cuffs of some of our garments in our Spring Dopamine Collection. 

    This partnership is focused on elevating indigenous culture and ancestral designs which will lend

    economic opportunities and contribute to preserving traditional techniques.Our designs belongs to

    'San Andrés Larraínzar", a Tsotsil community located in Chiapas highlands, southern Mexico. They

    are famous for their bright and geometric embroideries that come from Mayan heritage. The
    sophisticated and laborious technique used in your embroidery is called "Brocade" which was made
    on a backstop loom. The rhombus iconography represents the eye of God, or the creator. The four

    points represents the cardinal points and the four elements of nature: earth, air, fire, and water. The name

    of the artisan who made it is Maria, she is 27 years old born and raised in San Andres Larrainzar. She's

    married and she has a young daughter who she supports by selling embroideries. Maria has been weaving

    on a backstrap loom since 10 years ago making her an expert.Hours worked per embroidery : 14 hours approx.
    Minimum salary covered. 

  • FSC Certified Viscose:
    Our viscose (included in our Spring Dopamine Collection) is made from
    sustainable wood and pulp from controlled resources certified by the Forest
    Stewardship Council® (FSC). An FSC forest management certification
    confirms that the forest is being managed in a way that preserves biological
    diversity and benefits the lives of local people and workers, while ensuring it
    sustains economic viability. Since these are natural fibers, they quickly
    biodegrade within the acceptable time limits in all tested environments (soil,
    industrial compost, home compost, fresh water, and marine environments).


    Deadstock fabric is surplus fabric from a fabric mill’s production run
    that is unwanted or not needed by the designer or brand that commissioned
    it. By purchasing and repurposing deadstock fabric, we prevent
    usable fabric from being sent to landfills, making it a more sustainable option
    than purchasing newly produced fabric.  We have projects in the works
    leaning on Deadstock material.


    OEKO-TEX certified fabrics 

    STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® is one of the world's best-known labels for
    textiles tested for harmful substances and found to be safe for human health.
    The test is conducted by independent OEKO-TEX® partner institutes, based on the
    extensive OEKO-TEX® criteria
    . The test takes into account numerous regulated and non-regulated
    substances which may be harmful to human health.

    In many cases, the limit values for the STANDARD 100 go beyond national
    and international requirements. The criteria catalog is updated at least once a
    year and expanded with new scientific knowledge and statutory requirements.

    In many cases, the limit values for the STANDARD 100 go beyond national

    and international requirements. The criteria catalog is updated at least once a year

    and expanded with new scientific knowledge and statutory requirements.


    Our buttons are a combination of deadstock, vintage and buttons imported from Italy. We love that sometimes the buttons on a piece may be slightly different from another, giving our jackets just a bit more of that unique Yomisma flare.


    We use polyester thread, as it is the most durable on the market, ensuring the long lives of our garments. While we would love to use 100% organic cotton thread or recycled polyester thread, we have found that currently it just doesn’t hold up. We firmly believe that a huge part of sustainability is quality, and we want our clothes to be worn for decades to come. However, we are keeping our eyes and ears open for alternative thread choices that are more planet-conscious.