All materials take from our planet, but some are more sustainable than others. In fact, the textile industry draws on an enormous amount of resources each year including water, energy, agricultural land, fossil fuels and animals; to name a few, at the raw materials stage of the process. This attributes to close to ⅔ of the sustainability impact of a piece of clothing.
We are committed to creating from the most sustainable fibers we can source whilst staying true to the premium quality, buttery-soft fabrics our customers have come to expect and love. In order to do so, we have developed a Preferred Fibers Matrix.
We define ‘Preferred Fibers’ via a wide range of material specific indicators that include land usage, water/ energy/ raw material inputs, toxicity and water/ waste/ carbon footprints. We use a variety of accredited certification schemes to ensure we are meeting the highest international standards relating to a fibers social and environmental impact.
In the aim of meeting our goal we have developed a clear preferred fibers matrix that our team works to, as per the below:
PREFERRED FIBER MATRIX
|PREFERRED FIBERS||NON-PREFERRED||DO NOT
|Canopy Style Standard cellulose (audited to score of 20-25)||Certified Responsible (RWS) Wool||Linen||Conventional Cellulose||Angora|
|Certified Recycled (GRS) Cotton||Certified Responsible (RDS) Down||LWG Leather||Conventional Cotton||Conventional Leather|
|Certified Recycled (GRS) Synthetic||BCI Cotton||New Merino Wool||Conventional Rayon||Exotic Animal Skin|
|Certified Organic (GOTS) Cotton||Hemp||Transitional Cotton||Conventional Silk||Mohair|
|Certified Organic (GOTS) Linen||Peace Silk||Conventional Synthetic||PVC|
|Organic (OCS)||Conventional Wool||Fur|
|PREFERRED FIBER ACRONYM KEY|