Environmental Policy

FROCK is a company committed to social responsibility and being green. The organic, vegan collection is made and sourced in Los Angeles, colors are achieved using the most vivid vegetable dyes in the industry, combined with a low waste cutting technique and mechanically separated Bamboo, we are a fair-trade, haute sustainable collection. Our fabrics are responsibly cultivated from bamboo trees without the use of toxins or chemicals.

FROCK's sportswear and evening collections are among the highest quality of sustainable goods. Our cool to the touch bamboo viscose is silkier than regular cotton, rayon, supima cotton, or modal. Our fabrics resist fading, shrinking, pilling, and the buildup of hard mineral deposits even after repeated washing. Our garments do not require dry cleaning.

Through our business model, we aim to contribute to the sustainable development of society and that of the environment with which we interact. We do that by using as many sustainable products in our collection as possible, saving energy, manufacture locally with low-waste cutting techniques, use only low impact dyes, recycle all waste and scraps, donate time, resources and funds to charity, and have a pet-friendly policy.

We produce less waste and recycle. Recycling hangers is an example of our waste management policy. Millions of hangers are processed each year and both the paper and plastic used for packaging are also recycled. Unused garments and samples are donated to charity. We use eco-friendly fabrics (bamboo, soy, organic cotton).

We have no products of animal origin that we manufacture, including fur and leather, under no circumstances do we ever test our garments or procedures on animals.


About Our Bandage

Our bandage is crafted 95% from Rayon. Considered a semi-synthetic fiber that has the same comfort properties as natural fibers. It is easily dyed making it perfect for natural dyes to absorb.

Rayon, like bamboo and often made from bamboo, is breathable and does not insulate body heat, making it ideal for use in our thick, bandage type texture. Rayon is more moisture absorbent than traditional cottons and will not pill like cheaper versions of rayon which use short, low-twist yarn. Ours is made from long weaves of warn to prevent pilling. 

There are many different processes for manufacturing rayon, varying among the chemicals used and their subsequent impact on the environment. Our process uses a mechanical separation (as with our bamboo which is eco-friendly) to convert cellulose into a soluble compound, which is later passed through a spinneret. 

Rayon is produced from renewable cellulosic plants such as beech trees, pine trees, and bamboo. All three fibers are biodegradable. Cotton requires up to 20 times more water to grow than the trees used in creating our bandage Rayon. However, there are many manufacturers of Rayon and we can not speak for them all. Even with the advancements that have been made over time, most rayon manufacturing processes in use today are not considered environmentally friendly and often are poorly made and pill before even your first wash.

Since regenerated fibers do not qualify for organic certification, we are not able to certify our fabrics.


How to Care For Your Garment Environmentally

Much of the total environmental impact of textile goods comes from their care. With our fabrics, there is no need for fabric softener or whitening agents, and energy and water use can be decreased due to shorter washing machine cycles and/or hand washing. 

While Bandage is typically dry cleaned to prevent shrinkage, we recommend a hand wash. It will wrinkle after hand-washing so we suggest following up with a slightly less hot ironing temperatures than you would use for cotton. It may also be steamed. Machine wash, on a gentle cycle, though tolerable, may subject your garment to up to 3% shrinkage.

Our jerseys come out best after a machine wash on cold with a tumble dry on low. We also recommend hand washing, especially the dark colors as they don't need anything more harsh. A low iron or steam works well as a follow up to tackle wrinkles. If you are pressed for time and must take it to the dry cleaners, it is both a better option economically as well as environmentally to ask for a "wash and fold" for your FROCK garment. 


Care Instructions

There are many ways to care for your FROCK garment, here are some of our commonly used options and how to go about taking the best care of your piece so that it lasts for lifetimes. 


For Our Jersey Dresses

Spot Clean (Colors Only)

Spot cleaning is only recommended on colored styles. Wet the stained area with water, then with a mild soap, rub a little bit into the wet spot. A clean toothbrush also works to help scrub out tough stains. Rinse out, wring gently and lay out clothing flat or drape over a hanger (do not hang on the hanger properly). Another option is toput it in the dryer as your normally would (tumble dry low). 


Whole Dress Clean

Option 1 (light-moderate clean): Dry Clean Sheets such as 15 minute Dry Cleaner by Bounce on cool, gentle cycle in dryer or Dryell. 

Option 2 (thorough clean): Machine wash on cold with like colors. Use a mild detergent. Tumble dry low.

Option 3: (usiung a dry-cleaner) We suggest a professional "wash & fold" as opposed to a dry clean. It's greener and does not leave chemicals in your clothing. It's also a more economical alternative to dry cleasning (which is unecessary for our jersey pieces). 


For Our Bandage Dresses

Spot Clean

When there's just a little spot that needs to be cleaned, wet the stained area with water. Then with a very mild soap, like face soap, rub a little bit into the wet spot. Do not wring or scrub. Rinse out. Lay out clothing flat and let air-dry. 


Whole Dress Clean

Option 1 (light-moderate clean): Dry Clean Sheets such as 15 minute Dry Cleaner by Bounce on cool, gentle cycle in dryer or Dryell. 

Option 2 (thorough clean): Mix cold or room temperature water with a light soap like face soap or hand soap. Dip the entire garment into this. DO NOT SCRUB. Rub with your fingers (LIGHTLY) over the stained parts. After doing this, dip it a few times into the bath and finally rinse in cold water. Press the dress with your palms to get rid of excess water. To dry. take some plastic bags and fit this on the inside of the dress, like the plastic bags are wearing the dress. Dry the garment in an open space with fresh air. If it's placed in a closed space, the the garment can get moldy. Flip the dress every now and then so it's not always resting on one side. It will take a long time to dry. Do not stretch or wring it while it is drying. 

Option 3: Dry-cleaner. Make sure that the dry-cleaner you go to has previous experience with bandage dresses. Bandage dresses are made of a rayon, nylon and spandex blend. Certain rayon can have low wet strength. This means that when clothing is wet, it should not be wrung or stretched extensively, as it can ruin the fibers. Stains can also become permanent if it is treated with high heat. A green dry cleaner is preferred.