Every garment that we make has to be the best both environmentally and ethically and then have a completely biodegradable lifecycle. With that in mind we set out to find the best sustainably grown natural fibres we could.
Finding what we wanted wasn't easy.
A naturally occurring raw material that needed very little human intervention, resource efficient, sustainably grown and preferably Australian. What we found, was a myriad of terminology, technology and a lot of vague statements on sustainable practices.
Finding out that a lot of chemicals were involved in the production of many fabrics especially bamboo, hemp and other viscose blends, had us rule them out early on. Then it was organic fabrics that seemed ideal but then as we did further research, finding they weren't necessarily the best environmental choice if you were looking at the overall water usage and carbon miles.
After lots of information we found one fibre that ticked all the boxes, sustainable, traceable and Australian grown, cotton.