For many of our customers, it's enough that our products
are made well and look good. Still others like to know what's going on behind
the seams. This story is for you...
a. Of or relating to a
method of harvesting or using a resource so that the resource is not depleted
or permanently damaged [sustainable techniques] [sustainable agriculture]
b. Of or relating to a
lifestyle involving the use of sustainable methods [sustainablesociety]
All materials in the Artisan line are held up to
three criteria: Are they sustainable? Will they perform well under a variety of
conditions? If a non-renewable material is to be used, will it
significantly add to the life of the product?
With cutting edge materials,
Artisan successfully creates a high-performance natural option for outdoor,
travel and everyday gear.
The production begins with heavy weight hemp fabric. The fabric is
then dyed using a low impact process or left in its untreated and natural
state. We’ve incorporated 100% cotton and waterproof nylon liners where
applicable. Next we bring in nylon webbings, and the highest quality buckles
and fasteners in the industry. Seams are double-stitched and taped, key stress
points are all reinforced.
At Artisan Gear we emphasize American craftsmanship,
attention to detail, sustainable materials and enduring relationships with our
Low Impact Dyes
To create our color palette we employ the synthetic dye groups that use the
least amount of water, salt and avoid heavy metals. We never use chlorine
bleach. The rich colors we have developed are "fast"; which means
they won't bleed when exposed to moisture. However, by avoiding many of the
common (but hazardous) dyeing agents, our products will show some gentle fading
Slubs and Shades
Hemp is a natural fiber, thus climate and processing may affect the final shade
and appearance of the fabric. Depending on some of these elements, variations
in shade or minor irregularities may be evident. These are unique
characteristics of the fabric and shouldn’t be taken as defects. We design with
these qualities in mind.