A huge part of our goal in creating a circular and regenerative business, comes down to our fabrics. Selecting our raw materials is a very considered part of our research and development process, as this aspect can be very damaging to our planet and it's people. We choose organic production of raw fibres and when we cannot afford to meet the large minimums we opt for recycled fibre or deadstock (which is fabric already existing in the world and is considered waste). We look to independent certifications such as Global Recycled Standard (GRS) and Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) to guide our decision making and we work closely with our suppliers to ensure all options are explored.
We are proud of the progress we have made in upholding our raw material goals in sustainability and we pledge to continue to explore more sustainable options into the future. We are an independently run business and sometimes access to organic fibres is limited as we make limited pieces in each style. We hope to partner with like-minded businesses to help meet these large minimum order quantities and continue to develop with organic raw materials and processes.
Organic cotton is grown from non-genetically modified seeds and without the use of toxic synthetic chemicals, fertilisers or pesticides. The process of harvesting organic cotton is less harmful to the farmers and workers and our planet. Non-organic cotton uses huge amounts of synthetic fertilisers, herbicides, and pesticides which pose detrimental health risks to the harvesting and surrounding communities as well as causing major damage to the environment. Organic cotton uses 71% less water and 62% less energy than traditional cotton. We aim to use organic cotton in our development process, however sometimes this is not feasible option given the large order quantities needed to ensure it is certified. We are committed to find like-minded businesses to help reach these minimums.
Linen is made from the fibres of the flax plant. Flax is very resilient and can grow in poor soil, without the need for pesticides or fertilisers and uses far less water in its production than cotton. We do know that linen is not inherently the most sustainable fibre choice however we partner with reputable business partners who undergo third party certifications to ensure the processes are ethical and sustainable throughout the production cycle.