A British brand that focuses on utilitarian design and high quality fabric.
Exceptional quality of materials and responsible practices are central to the brand’s ethos, which includes sharing the transparency of the production journey and supply chain with the customer. The majority of the collection is made in London, fostering relationships with local producers and expert makers while minimising carbon footprint. The combination of the quality of materials and make with timeless design, promotes a long lasting product and the idea of investing in wardrobe staples.
The majority of fabrics, yarns and trims are sourced using a range of natural and certified fibres, processed in low-impact mills, favouring family run businesses which value the environment, social responsibility and craftsmanship. Core styles will remain and repeat in minor variations, leaving more time to be spent on the sourcing of the best sustainable materials and practices. This is an important and ongoing process, with constant learning on how to improve the materials to ensure no negative impact is had on the environment, animals and people throughout the entire supply chain.
Our Corozo buttons are made and naturally dyed in the British Cotswolds. Corozo is 100% natural, made from the nut of the Tagua Palm, ours specifically grown in Ecuador. Once the Tagua Palm matures, it produces Tagua nuts for centuries, holding value and protecting the forests from deforestation.
The organic cotton used is certified with GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard), a certification given to the production of natural fibres to ensure no harmful, synthetic chemicals or GMOs (Genetic Modified Organisms). Maintaining good health for the people, animals and environment associated with the production. The crop is rain fed rather than using conventional irrigation that takes from the water supply from local communities. Standard cotton farming uses toxic chemicals that harm the environment and the health of the farmers and local communities. The key benefits of using GOTS certified fibres are sustaining soil fertility & regeneration, less carbon footprint, cleaner water & air, good labour conditions, Biodiversity & natural ecosystems.
Our organic silk is certified with GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard). The silkworms are fed with organic mulberry tree leaves, therefore growing in a chemical free environment rather than agriculture using fungicides, insecticides and genetic sprays. Avoiding the use of these chemicals not only benefits the environment by preventing water pollution and enriching biodiversity, it also improves the quality of the silk thread as it helps to increase the size of the cocoon. The silk is dyed using natural and nontoxic dyes.
Our wool comes from the Merino sheep of the Congi farm in New South Wales, Australia which has been running for over a century. The herd and land are managed with care by using a herd rotation system, allowing time for the land to replenish itself, this not only means more nourished food for the sheep but also results in better quality and length of the sheep’s fleece. The total number of sheep kept in the paddock are 24. The fabric is then made in Italy using 100% renewable energy, optimum water stewardship, and controlled dyes, certified by Cradle to Cradle Gold- Level standard, ensuring an environmentally clean and socially responsible process throughout. Wool itself is a natural fibre which is 100% biodegradable and renewable. Its strong fibre properties and breathability ensure longevity in the product as it requires far less frequent washing, saving water and energy in the aftercare.
Our end of the line cashmere yarn, originates from Mongolia and is sourced with alliance to the SFA (Sustainable Fibre Alliance) giving traceability along the supply chain and ensuring a global sustainability standard for cashmere production in order to protect the grasslands, animal welfare and the livelihoods of workers. The cashmere is spun and woven in Yorkshire, England at a family run mill founded in 1767 using only natural dyes (no AZO dyes). Cashmere is a 100% natural and biodegradable fibre.
STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® certified
Founded in 1992, the Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX certifies that no harmful chemicals to health or the environment have been used in textile production and are not present in the end product. All of the mills hold this certification.
BCI, Better Cotton Initiative is a global not-for-profit organisation that ensures cotton production is better for the people who produce it and for the environment it grows in. BCI cotton is grown in 23 different countries globally. The aim is to minimise the harmful Impact of crop protection practices and to use water efficiently. While BCI cotton is far better than using mainstream cotton farming, we believe we can do better by using either recycled organic cotton or GOTS certified cotton throughout all products.
Tencel and Sustainable Acetate
Both Tencel and Acetate originate from wood pulp. Our Tencel is supplied by Lenzing and acetate by Eastman Naia, both source the cellulosic fibres from a sustainably managed forest that are FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified. Both guarantee full traceability from tree to fibre, with a totally clean process ensuring social environmental responsibility. No toxic chemicals are used in the production of the fibres. In addition, the cellulose or ground pulp used for Tencel is treated in what is known as a closed loop process in which these solvents are recycled with a recovery rate of 99.5%. The tiny amount of remaining emissions is decomposed in biological purification plants. Because of the nature of the material, the processing never requires bleach. This overall method of manufacturing fabric was awarded the European Award for the Environment by the European Union. These fibres can be found in the knitted halter top and in our linings.
End of the Line Fabrics
Using end of the line fabric from over production promotes the circular usage of high quality fabrics. This uses less natural resources, water and emissions that would be used to make raw materials, it also reduces textile waste making use of fabric that would normally go into landfill.
Our packaging boxes are made from 85% Recycled cardboard and are fully recyclable after use. The ink used on the boxes is 100% water based, which has no traces of PCV or heavy metals, therefore ensuring no harmful chemicals go back into the environment once recycled.
Bio Poly Bags
Our garment bags used for storing our production are 100% biodegradable.
All of our waste fabric, paper and plastic is recycled.