Part of how we work in a thoughtful way (the only way in our book) is to use natural, organic and recycled fabrics. It takes more time and consideration to use sustainable fabrics, but we see this as time well spent. Especially when it helps lower our impact on the planet.
What makes us even more passionate about these fabrics is their super hero properties. Take wool for example; its natural fibres have thermal properties. This means it’s super-soft and cosy by nature. Then there’s organic fabrics like the cotton we use. It needs so much less processing so creates far less harmful waste – so less landfill.
When we first started out, hemp was our go-to fabric. (Thanks to its irresistible, textural finish and the ability to soften after each wear). We’re still head-over-heels with hemp today, though we now also use innovative additions like tencel and modal. Both of these begin life as sustainably grown trees. With a careful regeneration, become the soft and drapey fabrics we know and love. Amazing, right? Read on to discover even more about the truly brilliant fabrics we use.
ONLY APPROVED FABRICS
Our organic cotton is Global Organic Textile Standard2 (GOTS) certified. This means it has the official organic ‘seal of approval’.
What about our dyes? They are Azo-free (a harmful carcinogen). And the finishes we use are as gentle on the environment as possible thanks to Oeko Tex®.
We know that’s a lot of jargon to take on board so if you’d like to know more, have a look at the GOTS and Oeko Tex websites. They make it super-simple.