Our choice of raw materials is an integral part of our mission to be a more sustainable business. We source natural, eco-friendly and sustainable low impact fabrics wherever possible.
Organic Cotton: we use GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certified organically grown cotton for 70% of our cotton styles. We aim to increase this to 100% by 2021. Organic cotton is grown without the use of toxic fertilizers and pesticides, requires less irrigation (relying on rainwater) than conventionally farmed cotton and is produced as part of a balanced eco-system. Crop rotation and composting enrich the soil, creating healthier plants and attracting fewer pests. GOTS certification validates social and environmental impact at every step in the manufacturing process from harvesting to final garments.
Linen: woven from the flax plant, linen is an environmentally sustainable natural fabric, grown with 60% less water than conventional cotton and usually without pesticides and fertilizers.
Silk: we use conventionally sourced mulberry silk in our collections. Silk is a durable, biodegradable natural fiber and a renewable resource with less impact on the environment than many other fabrics, however it is not vegan.
Tencel Modal™: this is the Lenzing brand name of modal, a cellulose fiber, that we use for pants. It is produced from sustainably sourced Beechwood using environmentally responsible processes.
Alpaca: our knitwear is made from Alpaca yarn, a highly sustainable fiber from Peru. Alpacas are not harmed when they are sheared (usually only once a year) and they live in their native habitat in the Andes. Alpaca wool is soft, luxurious and long lasting, and the process of farming it does not require any toxic chemicals. Alpaca production in Peru supports economic, social and environmental development in the county.