My design practice is dedicated to environmentally and socially-conscious craftsmanship. Throughout my business and its supply chain I have made choices to reduce my impact on the environment. I am committed to sourcing organic and sustainable materials, producing garments for long-term enjoyment, manufacturing them locally in London to reduce their carbon footprint and shipping them to you in recyclable packaging.
Made in England
I design, pattern cut and produce my collections locally in London. I work with a small sampling studio to ensure quality and produce limited quantities to avoid excess waste.
Why Organic Cotton?
The farming of conventional cotton uses approximately 16% of the world’s insecticides and 7% of all pesticides produced. These pesticides are strong toxic chemical compounds which are subsequently released into the environment. They have a devastating effect on local ecosystems and are detrimental to the health of the farmers who work with them. Organic farming is achieved without the use of pesticides. Through crop rotations and companion planting soil fertility is built naturally, locking in CO2 into the soil. Organic farming practices help mitigate climate change and enhance biodiversity, preserving the entire ecosystem.
GOTS Certified Organic Cotton
My cottons carry the GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) Certification and are grown from non-genetically modified seeds. The certification standard covers all aspects of textile production, from the harvesting of raw materials through to environmentally and socially responsible manufacturing. My GOTS certified organic cottons are grown without the use of synthetic fertilisers or toxic pesticides making them safer for the cotton farmers to work and protecting the soil and the surrounding environment from contamination. GOTS certified cotton must also meet social criteria based on International Labor Organisation (ILO) conventions, which cover rules on child labour, working hours and working conditions, minimum wages, discrimination and more.
Responsibly Sourced, Sustainable Components
I use Corozo buttons on all my garments instead of the commonly used plastics. Corozo, also known as ‘vegetable ivory’, is derived from the nut of the Tagua Palm found in the Ecuadorian rainforest among other places. No mechanical harvesting is required as the nut falls naturally to earth when ripe. This valuable crop helps protect the rainforests in Ecuador from deforestation and are maintained so the palm can continue to grow and produce nuts for years to come. Corozo buttons are hard wearing and with a unique grain, providing a sustainable and beautiful alternative to polyester.
Made from Sustainably Managed Forests
All my packaging – from my business cards, tissue paper, kraft bags and boxes – is made from sustainably sourced FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified paper and is entirely recyclable. FSC certified forests are managed responsibly and are renewable sources of paper stock. Having a positive impact across the globe, the FSC provide the highest level of protection for endangered species and natural forests.
I ship my garments using DPD Local's carbon-neutral delivery service.