Coconut Shorts by Alas

The ALAS collection "Mountain of Light" draws inspiration from the place in which the garments are made, a country of varied landscapes, ancient cultures and textile traditions: India. These shorts feature a soft elastic waistband, sea blue drawstring and our colourful "Coconut" print.

Made from GOTS certified organic cotton jersey, and was printed and dyed using AZO and formaldehyde free inks. The production process for conventional (non-organic) cotton uses more insecticides than any other crop, 25% of the world's total usage, in fact. Pesticides contaminate local waterways, destroying the environment and harming animals. Pests build a resistance to the chemicals used, so new pesticides are continuously developed, resulting in greater pesticide use and perpetually increasing costs for farmers.In addition to the environmental factors, food and water supplies can also be contaminated from runoff which in turn can create suffering through disease, illness and birth defects in local communities.

Alas, Organic + Eco Friendly + Made in Australia

Jesse Ayala

New York, New York, USA

Developing social good and value-adding products, Ayala seeks to enhance culture and behavior through experiences that address both macro- and micro-level problems. This mantra has led Ayala down an non-traditional career path, linking fashion, technology, performance art, media, education, community building, and design. Ayala has been honored by the Huffington Post and InStyle magazine for innovation and style in the digital new economy. Ayala is the co-founder and Creative Director of Modavanti.com.