The Cartoon Quilted Jackets' story begins in North Carolina, where the preloved, cotton t-shirts are initially sourced. Every piece of fabric used is carefully selected by brand founder, Margaret Burton, who constantly gathers material from her community, friends, family, and even Instagram followers. When sourcing materials, Margaret prioritizes quality and waste reduction, always making sure the pieces she upcycles look good and new. Once the material is sourced, it is transported to Margret’s studio in North Carolina where the shirts will be reworked to create a new fabric slab. This jacket is responsibly handmade by Margaret in her studio, embracing the nature of slow fashion as she ensures the utmost quality of each piece. By creating one-of-a-kind items and collecting any scraps or trims, Margaret directly combats waste while producing this jacket. Once your jacket is completed, it is packaged in a compostable polybag and dropped off at a shipment center headed straight to you. This jacket has lived in 1 country, given new life to discarded fabric, and traveled hundreds of miles to earn a permanent spot in your wardrobe. We hope you love this jacket and wear it with pride, knowing that you are embodying fashion and choosing to better the planet with your conscious shopping choice.