Fabric & Care
As important as what we put in our bodies, is what we put on them and their impact on the environment around us. We strive to lower our impact by using only natural, organic or dead-stock regenerated fibres, for their various beneficial traits and lower strain on the environment.
Naturally moth resistant, absorbs moisture without holding bacteria and is a super strong fibre, even stronger when wet! The Flax plant uses much less water to grown than conventional cotton, can grow in harsher soil conditions and needs substantially less pesticides that other commercial crops.
Our Dune Stripe collection is made in Lithuania from a chunky slub linen, coloured with natural plant dyes and woven in beautiful thick stripes.
A fast growing, durable plant that needs little water and actually enriches the soils it's grown in, the hemp plant is truly a miracle fibre! With no need of pesticides or chemicals it produces higher yield per field than other fibres, absorbs as much carbon dioxide as much larger trees and all parts of the plant are used in the production process, meaning nothing is wasted.
Versatile and with a soft handfeel, see all our Hemp pieces.
Grown without the use of pesticides and harsh chemicals, that harm workers both in farming and who handle the fabric, waterways and entire wildlife eco systems. Organic cotton crops encourage better farming techniques and water management helping to maintain soil fertility while getting all the breathable, durable benefits of cotton.
From Australian Made Rib to woven, check out our full range of Organic Cotton styles.
Falling in love with the community and process of handloom weaving while learning and visiting a factory in Sri Lanka in 2014. Vibrant yarns are woven into colourful striped designs, by a team of almost exclusively women and in rural communities, giving them the option to work from home.
Fabric is made slowly, consciously and in limited quantities, with no two batches being identical, a perfect pairing for our handmade Kandy Stripe styles.
Deadstock fabrics are leftover fabrics from other fashion houses or manufacturers, or rolls that might contain minor faults- that a large production house wouldn't be able to work around. Only ever finding small quantities mean small production runs, and working within the constraints of fabric, the core of our beliefs.
Along with good design, fabric and quality construction, caring correctly for your garments is an important step in prolonging their lifeline.
However we know that hand washing isn't for everyone, so for best results that won't take up your weekends:
- Pop you garment in a laundry bag, particularly for delicate fabrics, straps or bias areas.
- Machine wash on cool or warm, on a delicate cycle with similar colours
- For maximum colour, print and fabric fastness never wash with jeans or other items with metal zippers as these can scratch and snag.
- Hang to line dry.
- For printed pieces, iron on the inside of garments.