Fabrics and materials are a major factor in our decision making to create a responsible product, we consider the wearability, washing process and end of life when choosing fabrics we work with.
As a general rule of thumb, we only use 100% single fibre fabrics, meaning no blends are used in our fabric selections. By doing so, this makes our garments last longer as multiple fibres are not working against each other when washed. Single fibre fabrics are easier to recycle than blended fibres and are usually biodegradable. We choose to only work with 100% natural fibres, you will not find any synthetics in our pieces, which means our garments are breathable and do not release micro-plastics into our waterways when washed.
Made from the bark of the eucalyptus plant which is FSC certified, it is a renewable material and 100% biodegradable. The water used during processing is recycled and re-used. Our Tencel is sourced from a 4th generation Italian fabric distributor, founded in 2006, their family business dates back to the 19th century. Offering a small business like ours the opportunity to source fabrics with lower minimum order quantities.
One of the most naturally sustainable fabrics, it doesn't require any irrigation during growth, using far less water. All parts of the flax plant are used to create linen meaning zero waste and it is 100% biodegradable & recyclable. Our linen is grown, spun & manufactured at source in Europe. Working with the oldest Lithuanian mill founded in 1928, and a Co2 neutral certified Belgian mill founded in 1864.
We are very conscious about our use of cotton within our collections and when sourcing virgin fibre cotton we have committed to using only certified organic cotton. Using significantly less water to grow and zero harmful toxins, pesticides or chemicals. Currently, our organic cotton is grown & woven at source in Kerala, India.
Making use of pre-existing fabric that is either discontinued stock from various fabric mills or leftover cloth from the production of other designers which would otherwise go to waste. Our dead stock fabrics are sourced from a 4th generation Italian fabric distributor, founded in 2006, their family business dates back to the 19th century. Offering a small business like ours the opportunity to source fabrics with lower minimum order quantities
Cotton - When we are not using organic cotton, our cotton garments are made from dead-stock fabric
Silk - Currently, we are only using dead stock silk in our production
All our zips are currently made from NATULON a fibre which consists of recycled plastic bottles & polyester. Manufactured in Turkey, using a reduced rate of Co2 emissions. We are awaiting the arrival of plant-based zips and plan to use these in our production by 2020. If you are planning to recycle or compost your garment we advise removing the zip to keep and re-use or dispose of separately.
Our buttons are made from natural materials such as Corozo which derives from the Tagua nut found on tropical palm trees, and Pearl which is cut from shells such as oyster and freshwater mussels. We source our buttons from one of Britains oldest tailor trimmings merchants, established in 1826.