BAMBOOsupplied from GOGATSU ITSUKA, CHINA
Bamboo is a very strong plant fibre derived from the pulp of bamboo plants that is rapidly renewable and outstandingly biodegradable. It originated from China, historically used to make paper. Bamboo is a low-maintenance crop that requires few chemicals during cultivation.
TENCEL™by Lenzing, Austria
Tencel™ is a branded version of lyocell, produced by Lenzing, a company in Austria. It is a type of rayon that is created by dissolving sustainably sourced wood pulp. Unlike rayon viscose, lyocell and Tencel™ go through a closed-loop process, recycling more than 99% of the products, where chemicals are reused and are less dangerous to humans.
JERSEY LOMELLINA RENEWby Ecoantex®, Italy
With our environmental impact in mind, some of our garments are manufactured with Jersey Lomellina Renew, a high quality recycled polyester produced by Ecoantex® in Italy. Its fibres are made of 100% recycled plastic bottles; their yarns are transformed into virgin quality fabric that is durable, soft to touch, lightweight and breathable.
CARVICO ECONYL®by Aquafil, Italy
We utilise high quality ECONYL® regenerated nylon by Aquafil in our swimwear. ECONYL® is a great alternative to virgin nylon as it is made from regenerated nylon waste, such as industrial plastic, fabric scraps and fishing nets, recovering ocean debris and diverting post-consumer waste destined for landfill.
Cotton is the world's most popular natural fibre, having been grown for over 6000 years and first known to be woven in Pakistan in 3000 BC. Organic cotton is regarded as environmentally better than conventional cotton as it is grown from non-GMO seeds, using less water and synthetic agricultural chemicals that are known to pose detrimental risk to farmers and local communities, as well as degradation of our soils.
DEADSTOCK FABRICfrom Drapers, AUSTRALIA/NZ
Deadstock fabric is leftover fabric; a product of manufacturing processes whereby fabrics are over-ordered, or textile mills overproduce. The use of deadstock fabrics gives purpose to textiles that would otherwise be thrown out, diverting waste from landfills, and making use of something that has already been created.
Given deadstock is purchased second-hand, there is minimal supply chain traceability, meaning that fabrics are rarely certified for ethical or organic production. We can additionally not be sure of the environmental impact of their production process.
We acknowledge that use of deadstock fabric is not the perfect solution, however have made the decision to use limited amounts of deadstock to repurpose what is already in existence, providing second-life to industry waste and byproducts.