Not only is Scott Mackinlay Hahn a refreshing and talented designer/founder of Loomstate, he’s one of the most attractive designers cutting cloth this side of the Mississippi – and I know I’m not the only woman to think it so shut your mouths.
Physical attributes aside, Scott, who co-designs with Rogan Gregory (also of Rogan) for Loomstate is a pioneer in the sustainable field working from the soil up when it comes to his line. The designs exclude “the use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides, plant growth regulators, and livestock feed additives,” and only use 100 percent certified organic cotton from various regions of the world such as Turkey, Peru, Africa, India and the USA.
The Loomstate site says: “Beginning with the design process in its New York studio, Loomstate directly manages all stages of manufacturing, from the fabric mills, to the cut and sew facilities and finally the laundries to ensure all partners are participating in responsible manufacturing processes. Loomstate works with factories representing the ‘Gold Standard’ or model of excellence of responsible production methods. All Loomstate factory partners are required to adhere to a code of conduct and Terms of Engagement in our company manufacturing agreement. These factories must use the highest environmental and labor standards, controlling factory pollution, and enforcing fair labor as the cornerstone of the effort.”
Phew. The label really does work hard to be sustainable in every way. I recently caught up with Scott in his New York studio to have him talk more about what sustainability meant to him. You can catch the interview above.