ETHICAL FASHION LONDON
Ethical Fashion London
Each Cat Turner summer dress is proudly made in one of two ethical facilities in London - a studio in West London and a work space in East London.
Choosing to make our collections in London, on our home ground, means that:
~ We are bound by UK law which, as a basic measure, means more stringent regulations and checks than certain other countries around the world with regards to human rights and environmental practices.
~ We can foster a closer relationship with our highly skilled teams of garment creators, due to the proximity of the sites, and have greater ongoing visibility, able to just "pop in" to see how things are going at any time.
Secondly, we are keen to do what we can to minimise any harm to the environment.
This is work in progress and with every collection we make big steps forward, but we are well aware that there is always room for improvement.
Aside from being ethically made in London, here are several ways in which we are making efforts to be sustainable:
~ We use quality fabrics sourced from European firms with long-term heritage and expertise in fabric production and make high-end summer wear pieces in London, designed to last. This ensures we are not disposable fast fashion and minimises our carbon footprint.
~ We use particularly environmentally friendly fabrics such as Tencel and Linen and will look at opportunities to use more.
~ We use end of roll fabrics which is a sustainable way of optimising the final metres of a beautiful fabric from a fabric mill or brand that have produced too much, preventing it from ending in landfill.
~ We use 100% cotton fabrics. Cotton is biodegradable. On an ongoing basis we look for more sustainable cotton alternatives e.g. organic cotton. Any new fabrics that we source obviously need to be commercially viable (for us to stay in business!) and available to a smaller independent brand.
~ Many of our fabrics have the Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certification. This relates to how the fabrics are processed (e.g. dyes and finishes) and means that textiles with this certification are free from substances harmful to health, as tested and certified by an internationally recognised institute.
~ We are mindful of the marketing materials and packaging we use. We made a point of adapting our original business card design to work on an uncoated card, and our swing tag to work on an unlaminated card, to make them both recyclable. Our cardboard boxes, tissue paper and branded stationery are all recyclable.
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