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Cardigan hand made in Haggerston, East London
Fit: Relaxed regular fit
Alec Bizby is a recent graduate from the London College of Fashion and hand makes his entire collection in his studio in Haggerston, East London. Styled in a kimono-style shape, this cardigan is made from a burgundy speckled knit fabric and features a curved drop back hem for a unique fit.
Washing instructions: Machine wash on a 40 Degree cycle. Do not tumble dry.
Hand made by the designer and his partner in their studio in Haggerston.
The fabric is woven and the sweatshirt cut and sewn within a ten mile radius keeping transportation and CO2 emissions at this stage of the process to a minimum.
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The jacquard fabric is woven with virgin cotton and virgin polyester which both have significant environmental impacts associated with their production.
Jacquard fabric (60% Cotton, 40% Polyester)
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Fit: Snug fit
Silverstick have combined traditional British textile skills with a modern sustainable fabric to deliver an outstanding contemporary beanie. The non-itch lightweight ribbed knit offers supreme comfort, breathability and excellent warmth retention, making it ideal for staying active over the winter months.
Handwash only and dry flat.
- Silverstick beanies are produced in a small family run factory just outside Nottingham, UK that employs 12 people and pays the living wage or above. The factory specialises in producing premium knitwear from natural fibres, including merino wool, British wool, organic cotton and Alpaca wool. Silverstick visit the factory on a regular basis and are really pleased with quality and working conditions.
- Silverstick GOTS certified organic cotton (Global Organic Textile Standard) is farmed, graded and bailed in Utter Pradesh, Northern India.
- Silverstick beanies are dyed with non azo dyes. Azos are a class of compounds used in textile dyes, some of which have been found to be harmful. Existing European legislation bans the use of these unhealthy azo dyes and all Silverstick clothing is certified azo and chlorine free, in accordance with Õko-Tex Standard 100 and ISO 17050-1.
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While the inspection of Global Organic Textile Standard-certified farms for environmental purposes gives the pickers some measure of security and ensures that they aren’t exposed to harmful chemicals, this certification does not directly guarantee the working conditions of cotton pickers.