M1 is an integration of military, sport, and fashion influence constructed from structured black cactus leather and bamboo viscose trim.
- Heavy weight plant based leather gives form and structure to the cap
- Brim with side ear flaps
About Cactus Leather:
An imported textile from Mexico formulated with organic prickly pear cactus and recycled ocean plastic backing.
Cactus plants are harvested by clipping the mature leaves which naturally replenish every 6-8 months. An irrigation system is not needed as the cactus plant feeds on natural rain water and minerals. Harvested material is dried in a solarium saving energy.
From 14 acres, 8,100 tons of CO2 are absorbed annually. The production of this material increases biodiversity in the region, reverts land use change, and enriches soil in its process. Complete traceability of the farm ensures sustainable social practices.
About Bamboo Viscose:
Although not all bamboo viscose is cultivated sustainably, our bamboo blend is certified having met rigorous criteria to not contain or release harmful chemicals. This certification also screens for social parameters such as fair compensation and healthy work environment.
This material is biodegrades in approximately 1 year. The bamboo cultivation process is water efficient, does not require pesticides, and carbon neutral.
Additionally is is dyed with eco friendly dyes. They do not produce harmful chemicals, environmental pollution, and are in compliance with environmental regulations. They are also non-carcinogenic and free from having or releasing harmful aromatic amines or acute toxins.