Our linen is 100% certified by OKEKO-Tex® Standard 100. Linen is a sustainable fiber made from the flax plant, which are very resilient and can grow in poor soil. They are typically grown without the use of pesticides or fertilizers and requires far less water compared to cotton or polyester.
As we strive for traceability, we also source European Flax® certified linen produced exclusively in France, Belgium, or the Netherlands. Certified as being of the highest quality linen, its quality and strength is thanks to a unique combination of growing conditions and climate. European Flax® certification ensures the flax plant has been grown without the use of fertilisers or pesticides, using just rainwater and requiring no additional irrigation. A commitment to ethical labour practices and production transparency is also part of the European Flax® standard criteria. The certification adheres to guidelines set by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) which ensures best practices for all workers involved from seed to finished product, including fair pay, equity and productive employment in humane working conditions. This ethical sourcing is important to us as linen production relies heavily on manual labour, particularly performed with the hands.
Breathable, hypoallergenic and environmentally friendly, our linen transitions easily from season to season, keeps the body cool and gets softer with each wash and wear.
Deadstock fabrics are essentially leftovers. They are the result of a broken fashion system whereby fabrics are over-ordered or textile mills overproduce. With fabric waste being a massive problem in the fashion industry, we work with textile partners to co-solve their material excess to benefit people and the planet - and to make the circular economy come to life. The use of deadstock fabrics gives purpose to textiles that would otherwise be thrown out, diverting unnecessary waste from landfills and making use of something that has already been created.
Given deadstock is purchased second-hand, we recognise that there is minimal supply chain traceability. This means they are rarely certified for ethical or organic production so when using them, we cannot be sure of the chemical and environmental impact of their production process.
We acknowledge that use of deadstock fabric is not the perfect solution. However, our decision to use limited amounts of deadstock stems from our belief that repurposing what already exists is better than producing new. Until the fashion industry shifts from a linear ‘make-use-waste’ model of producing and selling products, we believe rescuing these leftover fabrics is the best way of tackling this broken system.