We prioritise sourcing materials from regenerative, organic, renewable and recycled sources, and are committed to fostering biodiversity through our material choices.
We will not knowingly source fibres from ancient and endangered forests, and are working on tracing our supply chain with a goal to achieving full visibility of our materials and components back to source. Where available and practical to the garment, we will also source dead stock fabrics.
We understand that every fibre has its pros and cons in terms of impact on the environment and that there is no fix-all solution. However, we ensure that we assess the environmental impact of all fabrics we use and the sustainability of that material’s production is paramount, in addition to consideration of the lifecycle of those materials.
Our most used fibres in our Resort 20 collection include Cotton, Linen, Recycled and Regenerated Nylon and Viscose.
Cotton is a natural fibre from the cotton plant that is breathable and strong. Our 100% cotton garments are made from cotton supplied by a Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) member. Cotton sourced through their BCI program is grown in India and Egypt, and BCI cotton growers must meet minimum environmental and social requirements for their cotton to qualify as Better Cotton, including reduced water and chemical use, and a ban on forced and child labour. Continuous improvement is a key element of the programme and farmers are supported with training and resources. Our cotton fabrics are printed in Italy and meet the Standard 100 by Oeko-Tex certification.
Linen is a natural fibre made from the flax plant that typically requires little irrigation or pesticide use to grow. Its processing requires less water and energy than many other natural fibres and it is incredibly durable. Due to its natural characteristics, linen softens with wear and provides breathability, making it the perfect choice for our relaxed trans-seasonal pieces. Our Linen-Cotton pieces are made from a high quality blend of Cotton and French Linen that is manufactured in China. It meets the Standard 100 by Oeko-Tex certification.
Our Recycled and Regenerated Nylon
Nylon is a strong, resilient fibre, quick drying with excellent performance characteristics, making it ideal for our swimwear. Our plain swimwear is produced with Repreve recycled nylon yarn made from waste that is generated in the fibre manufacturing process. Our printed swimwear is made with Econyl, a 100% Nylon yarn made from waste, including waste from fishing nets from the ocean, fabric scraps and industrial plastic; our printed swimwear is lined in the same Repreve recycled nylon that we use in our plain swimwear. Using recycled or regenerated nylons replaces the need for primary extraction of crude oil. Waste materials are used instead to manufacture it, thereby reducing landfill disposal and creating a circular system. Both fabrics meet the Standard 100 by Oeko-Tex certification.
Viscose is a regenerated natural cellulose fibre which is breathable and lightweight making it cool and comfortable to wear. Viscose is made from wood pulp from trees, a renewable natural resource, and creates beautiful easy wear garments. The viscose for our jersey is made from pulp sourced from Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified sustainability managed forests, and is spun and woven in Italy. We are working with our supplier to trace our viscose supply chain in full to ensure we are sourcing the most responsible viscose possible.