The primary fabric used for the second collection is linen.
One of the oldest, natural fabrics available, Linen is one of the most environmentally friendly fabrics you can use.
A natural fabric, it is made from the fibres of the flax plant. The beauty of flax is that it can grow solely with low amounts of rainwater, making little impact to the land and requires no irrigation. It also requires fewer resources to process. Linen itself, has a chemical-free finishing and has several uses for it’s bi-products.
Not only does it possess eco-friendly principles, it possesses antibacterial, hypoallergenic and antimycotic properties. Therefore making it one of the safest fabrics for the skin.
The reason for its wrinkles is that it does not have any elastic properties in the fibre. In comparison to other materials such as cotton, linen is 30% more sturdier, and in turn, lasts for years to come.
A faithful eco-friendly fabric, which is 100% natural, biodegradable and recyclable.
For the lining, I have chosen to use cupro.
Utilising what would usually be an unused fibre, Bemberg Cupro is a regenerated fibre made from cotton linter, which is a raw material that is pre-consumer waste. It is an entirely biodegradable and compostable fibre that breaks down naturally after being disposed.
The process to make the fabric is completely traceable and places sustainability at the forefront by using renewable resources to make the fabric. The process of up cycling any fibre waste is adopted to reduce as much waste as possible.
As a result of it’s process, it creates a high-quality, silk-like feel fabric, which is also anti-static making it comfortable to wear.
It has been recognised for it’s high environmental and chemical safety practices and has received GRS (Global Recycled Standard) certification.
All buttons are made from natural materials - coconut.
All zips are made using Lenzing Tencel.
For the first collection I have used ECOVERO fabric for all of our dresses. Compared to normal viscose, the production of ECOVERO uses up to 50% lowers emissions and water impact. The fibres are produced using pulp which derives from the renewable resource wood. All wood and pulp sources are derived from responsibly managed forests. ECOVERO fibres are certified with the EU Ecolabel.