Sourcing Sustainable Fabrics
Not all fabrics are created equally! We source fabrics that are sustainably produced, working with suppliers that share our ethical values so that our customers can shop for high quality with a conscience.
Our signature fabric. Harvested naturally from the waters of the Inle Lake in Myanmar, the fibre is produced entirely by hand, without pesticides, electricity, and according to a local ancestral tradition that has remained unchanged for centuries. The plants naturally regenerate once picked.There is no waste resulting from the production of the Lotus fibre. The leaves are dried to make local tea and the fresh ones are used for wrapping food. The flowers are offered to Buddha or used for decoration. The buds are eaten as a local speciality. The remainders of the stems are used as natural fertilizers and for the production natural dyes. Read our Lotus Impact Report here
We have recently introduced hand-unravelled recycled cashmere to our collection, for the ultimate zero-waste luxury. We are working on introducing Regenerated Cashmere, made from post-factory waste. Cradle-to-Cradle certified cashmere.
Naturally cool and soft, linen crops require minimal water and pesticides to grow, making linen one of the most eco-friendly fibres in existence. Gots and OekoTex certified.
We only use Mulesing-free Merino, which means that our Merino sheep are not harmed by the cruel practice of removing strips of skin from the breech. This is traditionally done to prevent the parasitic flystrike, but there are much kinder ways of doing this through diet and washing. Certified by CELC and The Woolmark Company
Due to its highly regenerative nature, Yak wool is amongst the most ethical and sustainable winter yarns. The cold-loving Yaks are free-ranging. The herders follow them in a transhumance pattern across pastures throughout the seasons, which contributes to maintaining the local ecosystem (i.e. fertilising the land with their manure, spreading the seeds with their hooves). The Yak's warm wool coat is shed naturally as temperatures rise, and is combed and collected to be spun into yarn.
Sourced from Inner Mongolia, Camel is a pure, natural fibre made from soft, fine under hair. It is either combed or collected as it sheds naturally and then washed, spun and hand woven by our talented artisans in Nepal.
Produced from the waste product for a zero-waste ethic and finer finish.
These are free from Formaldehyde, Mercury, Chlorine and Lead, and are recognised as a better option to natural dyes which, due to issues with colour-fastness and the land required to grow the raw ingredients to produce them, are more harmful than you’d perhaps think.
SeaCell is a ground-breaking collaboration of science and nature. The yarn is produced from seaweed using the Lyocell process –an eco-friendly production method with zero chemical waste resulting in 100% biodegradable fibre.Seaweed cultivation requires no farming: it is collected using gentle, renewable harvesting techniques, preserving the incredible natural environment of the Icelandic Fjords in which it grows. Not only is it aesthetically beautiful, but it is also light and soft and its natural properties make it one of the most breathable fabrics available. SeaCell is known as a ‘wellness fibre’ - nutrients and antioxidants contained in the seaweed are retained in the fabric, which the skin can then absorb through natural body moisture. OekoTex, USDA, Ecolabel, Certified Organic, FSC.
As luscious and luxurious as regular silk, but 100% cruelty-free. The cocoon produced by the Eri silkworm is larger compared to the traditional mulberry species, and unlike the latter, it is made of several shorter threads instead of a single long one. This means harvesting the thread once the butterfly has left the cocoon rather than killing it and the final result is a silk with typical quality of spun fibres. The somewhat irregular thread gives it the look and feel of a mixture of wool and cotton, while it has the softness of silk. Our partner producer, 7 WEAVES produces hand-spun, hand-woven Eri silk fabric in partnership with indigenous forest communities in Assam’s Loharghat Forest Range, part of the Indo- Burmese ecological region. Their model is unique: with an increase in production comes an increase in environmental protection. Mosaic planting for both fodder and natural dye plants is interspersed with traditional crops and forestry on tribal land. This fulfils the needs of farm families whilst preserving native plant species and discourages a harmful single-species agro-industry.