our supply chain
do you ever ask who, how and where your clothes are made..? we do!.
all our garments are made locally – within a 60km radius from our Sydney or Melbourne studio.
we work with a variety of independent businesses across our supply chain in Australia. there are many steps in the production process – designing, fabric sourcing, pattern making, grading, cutting and making. we ensure that we maintain transparency across the board. you will find a link to the businesses involved in the making of the garment in each description. this isn’t only creating a more personal and honest connection between the wearer and the garment, it also acknowledges all the incredible and hardworking people that make it possible.
our garments are animal fiber free. our aim is to offer an alternative that matches the quality and feel of the finest animal fibres available.
some garments are a limited edition series, which means your garment is unique. the limited edition nature of our products helps us to promote sustainability in the fashion industry by reducing waste. .
*due to deadstock and repurposed materials having a previous life, it is difficult to track down the dying process. sadly some dyes are made with animal-derived ingredients, normally insects. This is the only reason we do not label our garments VEGAN.
these garments are clearly labelled with the symbol *.
gots organic cotton
gots organic cotton is GMO free (genetically modified organisms) and does not use any toxic chemicals such as formaldehyde and chlorine bleaching. organic production systems replenish and maintain soil fertility, ecosystems and people by using natural processes rather than artificial inputs. organic cotton has a lower impact on the environment, using 71% less water, 62% less energy and up-to 80% rain-fed water supply, which reduces pressure on the local water sources. the absence of chemicals means that water is cleaner, all dyestuff are low-impact fibre reactive or natural dyes and being gots certified means a waste water treatment plant is mandatory to meet certification. socially responsible manufacturing ensures safe, healthy, non-abusive, nondiscriminatory environments up to labelling in order to provide a credible assurance to the end consumer.
weight it up..
in 2015 alone, by growing organic instead of conventional cotton, farmers potentially saved:
218 billion litres of water = 87,201 olympic sized swimming pools
288.7 million kilowatts of energy = 60w bulbs going for 549,314 years.
92.5 million kg co2 = driving an average car around the world 13,572 times.
cupro is made from the cotton linter which is the ultra fine, silky fibers that stick to the seeds of the cotton plant after it’s been ginned. this would otherwise be unused fibers, so what was formerly considered waste. cupro breathes and regulates body temperature like cotton, is a hypoallergenic and an anti-static fabric. derived from a natural source, cupro is fully biodegradable. cupro is produced in a 'closed loop' which means the chemicals used can be extracted after and the water reused, this has a lower environmental impact.
deadstock and repurposed
deadstock is fabric that is overproduced and over-ordered fabric from other designers, mills and fabric warehouses, it’s pre-consumer waste. this allows us to use what other people have abandoned, to divert these materials from landfill and give them a new life. by using deadstock fabric, we save thousands of gallons of water each year.
repurposed fabric comes from products we buy and collect from wholesalers and our community across australia to repurpose into new designs. remanufactured clothing can save thousands of pounds of co2 emissions a year. repurposed fabrics currently include vintage denim.
of course there is always room for continuous improvement, our aim is to bring our production full circle, accounting for impact, and factoring in the garment end of life.