Our family company began in 1965 in the back of our father’s station wagon in Southern California, selling tennis shorts. Blending fashion and function has always been at the core of our business and in the 1960s we pioneered the development of Espa Twill, a stretch fabric more durable and longer lasting than other fabrics available at the time.
The business and the family made a move to the beautiful Sierra Nevada in the 1970s, where it took root and continues to blossom and grow to this day. Over 50 years later and we are proud to still be 100% family-owned and operated.
We’ve moved on from just tennis shorts and now aim to make a difference in clothing that is both beautiful, comfortable and functional. When we began the Aventura line for women in 2006, 18% of our clothing was made with organic cotton. Today, over 75% of our styles are made up of various low impact or sustainable materials.
A healthy planet requires all individuals and companies to adopt a greener existence.
In 2002, we became a founding member of the Organic Exchange, a non-profit business organization focused on creating environmental and social benefits through the expansion of organic agriculture.
Our mission became clearer: helping the earth... one garment at a time. Today, over 75% of our styles use lower impact or sustainable materials.
Incorporating organic cotton into our business was the first step in our journey of sustainability. With the use of organically farmed cotton, we support avoiding the use of chemical pesticides, synthetic fertilizers and genetic engineering. We are able to track our organic cotton from the farm to our factories to ensure we are always working to reduce our eco footprint.
RAYON FROM BAMBOO
Bamboo grows incredibly fast, up to a foot per day and doesn’t require the use of pesticides, herbicides, chemical fertilizers or a lot of water. Rayon from bamboo is strong, naturally wrinkle-resistant and machine washable. It tends to be warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer, making it an incredibly versatile fabric.
MODAL & LENZING MODAL®
Modal is a bio-based fabric made from the wood pulp of beech trees. Sometimes referred to as “artificial silk,” modal is soft, smooth and drapes well. It also breathes well and is very absorbent.
Lenzing Modal® has an even stricter ecologically friendly production process. Pulp for Lenzing Modal® is produced at the same site as the modal fiber itself - less transportation, means less resources used!
Fair Trade is the easiest way to do the most good every day.
We are proud to work with Fair Trade USA, a non-profit organization that promotes sustainable livelihoods for farmers and workers; protects fragile ecosystems; and builds strong, transparent supply chains through independent, third-party certification.
Fair Trade Certified factories must adhere to rigorous social, environmental and economic standards to protect the health and safety of the workforce.
For every Fair Trade Certified product sold, we pay an additional Premium directly back to the workers who make our clothes. Collectively, they vote on how to spend the funds on projects that address local needs so that their families and children can thrive for generations to come.
You can learn more about Fair Trade USA and their mission at www.FairTradeUSA.org
Hunger continues to be a major issue in the United States. Most recent studies show that 14 percent of households in the US experience food insecurity. These families do not have reliable access to enough affordable and nutritious food. Many of these families depend on Federal or local subsidies to provide them with food (Worldhunger.org).
We believe that you must be the change that you wish to see in the world so when we launched Ecōths in 2014, we created our 3 Campaign, a philanthropic program with the focus of fighting hunger in America.
For every Ecōths garment purchased, a minimum of three meals is provided to someone in need through partnerships with regional food banks across the country. Every garment has the ability to feed one person for one day!
400,000 Meals & Counting...
This commitment to ending hunger has resulted in the donation of more than 400,000 meals since 2014.
We continue to be inspired by the individual lives that Ecōths and our 3 Campaign have helped to change and strive to provide more.
Together we can be the change that we want to see.
The idea started back in 2001 when Aventura's president, John Kirsch, began researching the opportunity of using organic and sustainable fibers to make clothing with. After years of researching and testing, Aventura took off in 2006 and her brother brand, Ecōths, followed a few years later in 2014. With the use of organically farmed cotton, they support avoiding the use of chemical pesticides, synthetic fertilizers and genetic engineering. They are able to track our organic cotton from the farm to their factories to ensure Aventura is always working to reduce their footprint. Today, over 75% of Aventura's styles use lower impact or sustainable materials. Aventura's sustainability journey continues...