OUR MATERIALS

In order to produce responsibly made clothing we have carefully considered our use of fabric and trims.

Focusing on high quality fabrics each material used in our collection has sustainability or environmentally friendly features, and where possible, also our trims.

WHAT WE USE

WHAT WE USE

DEADSTOCK FABRIC

The use of deadstock fabric is currently a core feature in the fabric we use. By utislising fabric that would have otherwise ended up in landfills or incinerated the use of deadstock fabric not only helps reduce fashion textile waste but assists in reducing the carbon footprint that would have resulted in producing new fabrics for the collection.

 

GOTS ORGANIC COTTON

We prioritise the use of certified organic cotton in our collections.

Grown from seeds that are not genetically modified and without the use of chemicals, pesticides or synthetic fertilizers organic cotton farming considers the whole eco-system. From the soil it’s grown in, the water conservation and natural crop management/protection tools, to the health of the farmers, their communities and to the wider environment, organic cotton farming is a more balanced approach to cotton production.

Sourced from SÖKTAŞ the organic cotton we use is Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certified – the leading textile processing standard in the world.

 

OEKO-TEX CERTIFIED

We use OEKO-Tex certified trims in a number of our pieces.

OEKO-Tex certification is a global third-party textile testing and certification system which examines every stage of the production of textiles. The comprehensive and demanding criteria often extends beyond judicial standards, testing for harmful and in some cases legally non-regulated substances. This means textiles with the OEKO-tex certification are free of harmful chemicals (such as AZO colourants, formaldehyde, pentachlorophenol) and safe for human use – therefore of benefit to both the workers who are handling the fabric and the consumer.

 

FABRICS & TRIMS SOURCED FROM LOCAL SUPPLIERS

Sourcing our fabric and trims locally from suppliers who share a similar sustainability ethos to us is integral to our label. Not only is it important to support our local community but it enables us to frequently visit our suppliers, build strong and lasting relationships and have greater access to supply chain information.

DEADSTOCK FABRIC

The use of deadstock fabric is currently a core feature in the fabric we use. By utislising fabric that would have otherwise ended up in landfills or incinerated the use of deadstock fabric not only helps reduce fashion textile waste but assists in reducing the carbon footprint that would have resulted in producing new fabrics for the collection.

 

GOTS ORGANIC COTTON

We prioritise the use of certified organic cotton in our collections.

Grown from seeds that are not genetically modified and without the use of chemicals, pesticides or synthetic fertilizers organic cotton farming considers the whole eco-system. From the soil it’s grown in, the water conservation and natural crop management/protection tools, to the health of the farmers, their communities and to the wider environment, organic cotton farming is a more balanced approach to cotton production.

Sourced from SÖKTAŞ the organic cotton we use is Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certified – the leading textile processing standard in the world.

 

OEKO-TEX CERTIFIED

We use OEKO-Tex certified trims in a number of our pieces.

OEKO-Tex certification is a global third-party textile testing and certification system which examines every stage of the production of textiles. The comprehensive and demanding criteria often extends beyond judicial standards, testing for harmful and in some cases legally non-regulated substances. This means textiles with the OEKO-Tex certification are free of harmful chemicals (such as AZO colourants, formaldehyde, pentachlorophenol) and safe for human use – therefore of benefit to both the workers who are handling the fabric and the consumer.

 

FABRICS & TRIMS SOURCED FROM LOCAL SUPPLIERS

Sourcing our fabric and trims locally from suppliers who share a similar sustainability ethos to us is integral to our label. Not only is it important to support our local community but it enables us to frequently visit our suppliers, build strong and lasting relationships and have greater access to supply chain information.

SOKTAS FABRIC

The GOTS certified organic cotton we used is sourced from SÖKTAŞ in Turkey.

SÖKTAŞ has a genuine commitment to producing exceptional fabrics with environmental sensitivity and responsible stewardship of the biodiversity of land, soil, air and water. In addition to contributing to eductioan and supporting artistic and cultural activities they are in full compliance with the following international standards:

- OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety Management System Certification

- ISO 14001 Environmental Management System

- ISO 50001:2011 Energy Management System

- TS-EN ISO 9001:2008

- OEKO-Tex Standard 100

- Global Organic Standards (GOTS)

- REACH 2011

Read more about their social and sustainability work here.  

 

BEMBERG LINING

Bemberg is our preferred lining.

Bemberg, a high-quality brand of cupro produced in Japan, is a regunerated cellulose fiber made from cotton waste. Not only does it provide a luxe silky feel, is breathable, hypoallergenic and is a thermoregulator but it has numerous environmentaly friendly qualities inlcuding:

- Being 100% plant based

- Is biodegradable

- Recyclable

- Is produced in a closed loop cycle meaning the waste and water used can be extracted and reused.

- It has a lower ecological footprint compared to other similar materials

- The factory where it is produced generates 40% of their own power from sources such as hydro power generation and biomass power generation. They also aim to have 100% zero emissions – something that is close to being achieved by reducing, recycling and eliminating waste.  

SOKTAS FABRIC

The GOTS certified organic cotton we used is sourced from SÖKTAŞ in Turkey.

SÖKTAŞ has a genuine commitment to producing exceptional fabrics with environmental sensitivity and responsible stewardship of the biodiversity of land, soil, air and water. In addition to contributing to eductioan and supporting artistic and cultural activities they are in full compliance with the following international standards:

- OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety Management System Certification

- ISO 14001 Environmental Management System

- ISO 50001:2011 Energy Management System

- TS-EN ISO 9001:2008

- OEKO-Tex Standard 100

- Global Organic Standards (GOTS)

- REACH 2011

Read more about their social and sustainability work here.  

 

BEMBERG LINING

Bemberg is our preferred lining.

Bemberg, a high-quality brand of cupro produced in Japan, is a regunerated cellulose fiber made from cotton waste. Not only does it provide a luxe silky feel, is breathable, hypoallergenic and is a thermoregulator but it has numerous environmentaly friendly qualities inlcuding:

- Being 100% plant based

- Is biodegradable

- Recyclable

- Is produced in a closed loop cycle meaning the waste and water used can be extracted and reused.

- It has a lower ecological footprint compared to other similar materials

- The factory where it is produced generates 40% of their own power from sources such as hydro power generation and biomass power generation. They also aim to have 100% zero emissions – something that is close to being achieved by reducing, recycling and eliminating waste.  

FABRICS WE WONT USE

There are certain materials we will not utilise due to their demonstrable impact on animals, human health and the environment. These fabrics include:

- Fur

- Angora

- Leather

- Mulesed sheep wool

- Down or feathers

- Perfluorinated Compounds (PFCs are used in some waterproof coatings and contaminate waterways)

- Sandblasting (Sometimes used in denim treatment and is hazardous to human health)

- Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)

- Polyurethane (PU)

 

MOVING FORWARD

We are committed to increasing the use of more sustainable and innovative fabrics as we move past our first collection. We are building a network of suppliers who can support us in this journey and are constantly researching, learning and discussing how we can improve in this very important area.

It is our aim to take proactive steps in the reductions of the use of certain materials including virgin polyester, uncertified cottons and silks and instead move to the use of their more sustainable counterparts.

FABRICS WE WONT USE

There are certain materials we will not utilise due to their demonstrable impact on animals, human health and the environment. These fabrics include:

- Fur

- Angora

- Leather

- Mulesed sheep wool

- Down or feathers

- Perfluorinated Compounds (PFCs are used in some waterproof coatings and contaminate waterways)

- Sandblasting (Sometimes used in denim treatment and is hazardous to human health)

- Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)

- Polyurethane (PU)

 

MOVING FORWARD

We are committed to increasing the use of more sustainable and innovative fabrics as we move past our first collection. We are building a network of suppliers who can support us in this journey and are constantly researching, learning and discussing how we can improve in this very important area.

It is our aim to take proactive steps in the reductions of the use of certain materials including virgin polyester, uncertified cottons and silks and instead move to the use of their more sustainable counterparts.