Made in the UK
If you’re familiar with our sweatshirts, you will be aware that we are so much more than just a clothing company.
We care about the footprints that we leave behind, and the impact we have on the British economy and the environment, which is why we choose to keep production based here and soley in UK, and use eco-friendly materials in all of our garments. You can read more about our impact below…
All of our products are handmade right here in the UK, made with proper manufacturing techniques by local ladies and gentlemen. We are proud to be able to trace our steps to production and share this journey with you.
You will help bring back British manufacturing to the forefront of the World map and give us a fighting chance to get our foot in the vast fashion industry door, leading the way for small brands rather than High Street big boys!
Fabric: The Cotton
We use 100% organic cotton from Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certified mills. This is the world’s leading textile processing standard for organic fibres, including ecological and social criteria, backed by independent certification of the entire textile supply chain, through environmental and social responsibility.
Our cotton is sourced from a small family-ran business in Wales, and was founded by a couple called Phil and Ann who, after selling fabric for over 30 years, decided to launch The Organic Textile Company in 2005. Their daughter, Nancy, now runs all the operations, and manages the fabric production which comes from certified mills in India and Turkey.
They became aware of the damage of pesticides, and the number of deaths it causes each year, and so by allowing them to farm organically, the farmers are able to live a more prosperous and healthy life that allows crop rotation and non reliance on pesticide and fertiliser sellers. By supporting this way of life, farmers are able to keep animals and grow food instead of purchasing expensive chemicals and fertilisers, and therefore receive more pay for their crops.
The Organic Textile company also run a small charity called Loom, where some of their profits are returned to the weavers they work with in Kerela, and they also redistribute 10% of profits to their employees as well as supporting local initiatives such as offering interest free loans to local businesses.
The top leather used on our belts and keyrings is sourced from Britian’s only remaining oak bark tannery, based in Devon.
The leather used is of the finest quality and is oak bark tanned, being cut from the premium part of the hide (the butt).
The leather is tanned using unique tanning methods making it even more sought after.
Oak bark tannage is a long, gentle process that protects the natural fibres of the hide, unlike modern tanning methods. The suppliers choose only the best local hides and treat them in a sustainable process using natural products. It takes 14 months to produce each piece of leather.
With this leather you can be sure of:
• Uniquely craftsmanship
• Visually gratifying
The Tweed – which adds our signature pop of colour
Our Tweed is British Tweed made in Yorkshire and has been ever since 1837, where bales of raw wool arrived at the mill’s doorstep to begin the process of creating beautiful fabrics. The mill; Moons, has been passed on from generation to generation and has won awards for it’s contribution to the British export economy.
Moons are one of the last few remaining vertical mills in Britain, and take care to ensure that quality is measured at every stage of the production process. They are members of the British National Committee of the International Wool Textile Organisation for Animal Health, and adhere to REACh standards (EU regulations that protect human health and the environment from chemical risks).
Moons also take environmental sustainability seriously, and are continuously investing in new machinery that is water efficient and new ways to reduce their carbon footprint.