We start by sourcing the fabric. Then we design and pattern cut our styles at the studio and once we have the fit just right, we are ready to have our garments sewn up.  

We work with three factories, one in the UK, one in India and one in Macedonia. We visit the factories regularly and have ensured the working hours and pay are fair and conditions are of a high standard. We would never use a factory we wouldn't want to spend time in!

There is no child or slave labour. We aim to encourage all factories to continue to improve their environmental standards as our business grows.

We produce approximately 60% of our styles in the EU and we work locally as much as possible.

By manufacturing in India we have the opportunity to work with a developing country that possesses great skills at competitive prices but without compromising on quality. We source our organic cotton in India, so we minimise transportation and the resulting carbon emissions at this early stage.

We were inspired to work with Macedonia by USAID which has been supporting economic growth and democratic modernisation there. As with India, they have fantastic skills, especially for more tailored styles. We mainly source our wools and silks from Italy so by keeping production of these styles within Europe we again help to reduce transportation and carbon emissions.

There is still much more we want to do so we will continue to review, improve and work towards the most sustainable production model possible.

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