Bou Soie clothing is made considering the full journey of its environmental impact. A journey that starts in the soil, must end in the soil; because let's be real - all good things come to an end!
Organic Bamboo 'Silk' and European are both biodegradable and decompose in soil. Before composting, you must remove the thread and waistband elastic as they are not yet biodegradable.
Cut approximately one centimetre from the edge of the seam to ensure that all the thread has been removed from the garment (as the thread is not biodegradable).
Remove the hems
Cut approximately one centimetre from the edge of the hem. The hems are located at the bottom of the garment.
If you're disposing of bottoms you must follow these extra steps
Remove elastic from waist band
Cut a slit in the waistband. Find the elastic inside and snip the elastic. Pull the elastic from one side until the elastic has been completely removed.
Elastic in the waistband must be disposed with regular waste as it contains plastic content.
After you have finished removing all the parts of the garment that will not decompose, you can cut the fabric in to smaller pieces so it will biodegrade at a faster rate. Place them into your home compost.
Make a Kokedama out of scrap fabric. A fun way of upcycling your old clothing. We made this Kokedama by surrounding a fern with moss and wrapped in scrap fabric left behind after cutting our Sunflower Organic Bamboo 'Silk.'