Unity Outfitters is a holistic health focused lifestyle company, founded on the belief that what we put on our bodies matters as much as what we put in our bodies. The products we offer are made using natural materials and ingredients that have been sourced responsibly.
Our mission is to provide sustainable and ethical top quality goods for people who care about our planet and all life on it worldwide. We craft artisan goods with love and consideration, and are proud to share our process from start to finish with you all.
These garments were made by Katina Gad, who has worked in the fashion industry for over a decade, she was handed down the trade of fashion design by her grandmother who also had a business making women’s clothing. Unity Outfitters began 4 years ago with Katina producing bespoke womenswear in Raleigh using naturally dyed fair trade organic cotton fabric that was woven by global women artisans. This new direction is an effort to localize the supply chain and grow as a sustainable business benefiting our direct community.
Upcoming Crowdfunding Campaign on Kickstarter (Our Launch!)
The pieces that you will soon see (or that you have been seeing sneak peaks of if you follow us on social media) will be available for pre-order through our crowdfunding campaign to re-launch Unity Outfitters. Through this campaign we hope to raise enough funds to cover not only production, but also to invest in new equipment costs, and to explore the possibility of opening up a natural dye studio in the Raleigh, North Carolina area.
Natural Dyes & All Natural Fabrics and Thread
For our first intimate apparel collection, all of our products will be made using a soy and organic cotton blend fabric. They are being designed and produced, and hand dyed by Katina Gad in Raleigh, North Carolina using natural dyes from plants and food waste.
Not all garment components are available in Natural (non-synthetic) form, this is especially true for bra-making where underwires, elastics, and hooks and eyes are used. While we are searching for and working on developing these options in the most environmentally friendly and natural way possible, we are currently using another option which is the most eco-friendly option possible – using reclaimed and deadstock materials.
Large brands and factories send tons of unused textiles and trims to the landfill or to be incinerated every year, by using these discarded materials, we are utilizing the most sustainable material choice. These trims and textiles are always in perfect, unused condition, and they would have otherwise been discarded as trash.
All of the fabric material waste we produce is re-purposed or recycled, we believe textiles don’t belong in the garbage.