How we participate in eco conscious design
We are passionate about protecting our environment for the future generations, however that doesn’t mean that clothing has to be boring. Having spent many hours researching ethical brands and feeling like I couldn’t find the aesthetic I wanted, I decided that I would start creating myself. Below find our environment statement with information on how we are trying to do our bit.
There are a number of ways we try to lessen the impacts of fashion on our environment:
Deadstock fabric is left over fabric from brands who have overestimated their production needs or fabric that never made it to the brand, for example if it was printed in the wrong colour or on the wrong base. This fabric then gets sold on for a discount so that the mill or fashion house don’t lose out and create waste, this is a great way for smaller designers like us to access good quality fabric in small runs. As most of the fabrics we source second hand are in small quantities, it also allows us to create unique designs, and that each piece can be a little different.
Quilting is a traditional technique of joining layers of fabric together, lending itself well to getting the most out of every fabric scrap. Our aim is to produce as little waste as possible, and so fabric scraps left over from cutting one jacket can be used in the next.
There is a lot of beautiful vintage fabric out there to get your hands on, from old tea towels to tablecloths, bedspreads and embroideries, using these creates original one off designs and tells a story of where the vintage fabric came from.
Buying second hand
Around 350,000 tonnes of textile and clothing waste is sent to landfill every year in the Uk, we believe we need to drastically reduce this and cherish what we have, so we buy second hand clothing to embroider and appliqué, it’s a great way of closing the loop, reduce, reuse, recycle.
While we know that we are not perfect at sustainability, we do try our best and are open to any suggestions or questions you may have,
thank you so much for reading,