How We Make it: Functional Fabrics by Singtex

Based in Taipei, Taiwan, Singtex is a pioneer in sustainable performance fabrics. We first worked together in 2013 to create our first pants, and we continue to draw inspiration from their vision for innovation from the fiber level, commitment to the environment, and involvement with their community.

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Customer of the Month: The Maestro, Christian Reif

Currently in his third season at the San Francisco Symphony, Christian Reif is on a mission to make music a part of everyone’s life, no matter their background. The young conductor is a rising star with a passion for inspiring audiences through innovative programming.

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How Hybrid Seersucker Works

Seersucker is made by applying un-even tension during the weaving process of yarns going down the length or warp of the fabric. Different colored yarns were used to signify the high-tension and low-tension yarns, resulting in its signature striped aesthetic, and rippled texture.

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Inventing Atlas

At Ministry of Supply - we like to pay homage to inventors and designers that inspire us and our products. But today, on April 4th - we'd like to honor one of our very own - and the inventor of our Atlas Sock and Tees!

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What Makes Kinetic Stretchy and Resilient

The Kinetic fabric is one of our favorites, it’s moisture wicking, wrinkle resistant and incredibly stretchy and resilient. But stretch and resilience don’t always go hand-in-hand - we’re all all too familiar with t-shirts, chinos and jeans that stretch out and lose their shape after wear leaving baggy knees and an inconsistent fit from wear to wear. Here’s our innovative approach to creating a fabric with crisp structure, but with un-restricting stretch.

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Behind the Scenes: Blue Wave

Family-owned, and our longest production partner (we’ve been working with them for 7 years), Blue Wave produces our most technical cut-and-sew products, including Apollo, Aero, Hybrid, Momentum, Juno, Composite, and Mercury.

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Tivan Amour

As an entrepreneur who started on Kickstarter and has expanded to running a software startup, Tivan Amour is brimming with ideas and energy. His daily hustle involves selling, solving problems, failing, and trying again. And when he’s not hard at work, he’s in the ocean kiteboarding.

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FAQs about our Sustainable Manufacturing Practices

Our design and operations teams personally visit each factory to ensure these are places we would want to work and make products. Additionally, our factories are socially certified through WRAP, BSCI, and our fabric mills have environmentally-responsible production certifications through BlueSign and/or Oekotex 100.

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How Waterless Dyeing Works

Carbon dioxide, waterless dyeing circumvents the need for large amount of water use, boiling or filtration - but it requires some complex machinery. Fortunately, we’ve partnered with Singtex, a leader in clean dyeing procedures for performance fabrics and have been able to use this process in our Mercury, Dry Days and Responsive fabrics.

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The "Fiber" Diet

“MoS is like a chef, mixing available ingredients and making something delicious”. Well we’ll take that analogy a little further to help understand some of the “raw ingredients” a little bit better and the chemistry behind them. 

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