Bespoke suits are inherently sustainable, in that it implies local production of fitted pieces at a price which is representative for the amount of work needed. As a reaction to fast-fashion consumerism, we promote the use of a smaller number of garments which are of a better quality, more durable and better fitted.
But we can go even further than this. The diagramme below illustrates our philosophy of a circular way of using textile and clothes. In each stage of a garment’s life-time, the different options are ranked from most to least preferable.
Sourcing of sustainable materials
We choose to work with the best wool fabrics, made primarily out of wool from Australia and New-Zealand, spun to yarns in Europe and woven in the UK. Prominent suppliers are Dormeuil, Fox Brothers, Dugdale and Holland and Sherry.
Some producers work partly with European wool, which has a coarser fibre and is excellent for winter jackets. We offer the woollen fabrics of Abraham Moon and the artisanal cloth by Woven in the Bone.
Apart from the outer fabric, a suit contains a lot of interlinings and linings. We choose for 100% natural fibre interlinings from Italian suppliers ( Rovagnati, Fodere Zamboni, Tessillino Zorloni) and for linings made of regenerated cellulose fibre, either cupro or viscose.