CIVIC Supply Chain: Turkey

CIVIC's primary purpose is to create better, simpler clothing with the help of nature's own super fabric- Merino Wool. But our garments represent more than just the finished product; though we're quick to rave about comfort and breathability, equally as important is where our items come from and the lives that our supply chain might impact along the way. We're proud to share the story of our factory partners in Turkey and how they bring about positive change in both their own community and the environment as a whole. Our Antoni Tee, Zaha Henley, and Merino Boxers are manufactured in Izmir, a city...

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Oscar Niemeyer and the Oscar Sweater | Modernism

“Form ever follows function” was first declared by architect Louis Sullivan at the turn of the 19th century.  In reference to modernist architecture, few sayings prove so appropriate. The idea being that a design ought to first be based in purpose and performance, with aesthetic considerations coming second. That’s not to say aesthetics aren’t important, for they most certainly are. It’s just that they need not be the starting point or sole focus as they had been in epochs past. In other words, one mustn't design for design’s sake, but rather design with the intention of creating a work that...

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Alvar Aalto and The Alvar Jacket | Patterns

Some time ago we spent an evening in Ojai, a magical city just north of Los Angeles. It was a small, but diverse group of friends, family, and strangers. Over dinner, we discussed everything from the future of the cannabis industry, to the incredible beauty of slug intercourse, to those things that, as human beings, separate us from and overwhelmingly connect us to our animal brethren of different species. Somewhere within all that we talked about story writing. The question was - is it more challenging to ideate the beginning of a story, or the end, and is it better...

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Frank Lloyd Wright, the Frank Chino, & the Lloyd Short | Simplicity

  Our tightly knit inventory here at CIVIC was an intentioned decision, one that made sense to us both philosophically and functionally. We aren’t fans of “fast” fashion, a wasteful industry where clothes are seen as disposable and go out of style as quickly as they came in. Rather, we aim to create timeless apparel, responsibly and with quality materials, that not only lasts, but performs through all of one’s adventures, no matter the season, year after year after year. The truth is, one really doesn’t need that much in a closet. The perfect pair of pants and a hardy t-shirt...

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Zaha Hadid and the Zaha Henley | Movement

We all crave purpose in life, whether it be love, work, play, a mix of the three, or something else entirely. One could, in fact, argue that we require purpose to simply persist. The same can be said for a business, for a business is nothing more than a group of purpose seeking individuals. CIVIC exists to encourage and support sustainable travel as a means to healthier lives, stronger communities, and an enduring future for generations to come. Which really boils down to movement. Literal movement in space, and a more metaphoric movement as people, among ourselves, within our environment...

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