About the Brand
About Druthers NYC
Druthers NYC, established in 2014 by Adam James Gianotti, is renowned for intertwining sustainable practices with unparalleled craftsmanship in the world of fashion. Each piece, crafted in the artistic hubs of Japan, Portugal, and Italy, epitomizes the brand's commitment to eco-friendly materials and ethical production. Eschewing dead-stock fabrics, Druthers propels the organic and recycled textile industry forward, setting a new paradigm in sustainable fashion. The brand is a testament to the synergy of timeless style, exceptional quality, and environmental consciousness.
Since our launch in 2014, Druthers has only worked with factories we know and respect, with a focus on craftsmanship and fair treatment of our factory workers. Our knits and cut-n-sew styles are made in the Tokyo and Osaka regions of Japan. Clothing is made in Portugal, Italy, and The U.S.A. Our fabrics are made in France, Japan, Portugal, Italy, and the U.S.A.
We typically do not use dead-stock fabrics as we believe they promote the production of more non-organic virgin textiles to fulfill depleted dead-stock inventory. Our goal is to push the organic cotton supply chain and increase demand and production of the recycled textile industry.
We strongly feel that a main component of sustainability is the length of a product's life cycle. We are able to achieve this by mixing high quality craftsmanship with high quality and innovative yarns and fabrics. Druthers is always striving to use sustainable yarns including long staple organic cottons, recycled cotton and poly blends, recycled or animal friendly certified humane merino wool, ECOPET recycled plastics, natural dyes, FSC recycled packaging, eco friendly shipping & packaging solutions, and more. As a small business, we are able to use sustainable fabric and packaging solutions throughout all of our products. We require these solutions from our supply chain partners and they have grown with us to supply our demand from the beginning.
Click here for more details about the sustainable yarns we are using and the certifications.
GOTS® Organic Cottons.
OCS® Organic Cottons.
BCI® Organic Cottons.
GRS® Recycled Cotton, Polys, and Nylons.
AWEX® Non-mulesing Merino Wools.
On Giving Back
Druthers is committed to helping the planet outside the scope of our manufacturing and consumption practices by supporting sustainable facilities and groups who support recycling and global clean up efforts. We seek to further lower our carbon footprint by donating a portion of our proceeds to One Tree Planted.
We care deeply about the planet and creating a business that gives back to nature. That’s why we’re thrilled to share that we’re partnering with One Tree Planted/@onetreeplanted to plant a tree for every order we receive. Trees clean our air and water, create habitats for biodiversity, contribute to our health and well being, and create jobs for social impact. We’re honored to have reforestation through One Tree Planted as an integral part of our business model.
Druthers is excited to help young Rwandans spread the spirit of empowerment and commitment to community! We know that constructive change requires caring leaders who are dedicated to a better future for all. In 2016, young Rwandans and a few Americans created Rungano-Ndota Initiative, a holistic catalyst to help other Rwandan youth overcome poverty. Druthers joins Rwanda Youth Partnership in support of these young community leaders!
RYP works closely with Rungano-Ndota's Leadership Team, including Pallotti, Sandrine, Camarade, Adam - whom you see here, looking good in Druthers! Together, their work has allowed hundreds of young Rwandans to move from poverty to becoming business owners and community leaders, creating a better future for everyone in their rural district. We are excited to support the spirit of entrepreneurial leadership in young leaders building "a dream generation" for their community and country.