We are stoked to be working with this fresh and upcoming Manchester based brand. In their current collection Run & Fell embrace the barrenness of winter and the economic austerity affecting many. Charcoal grey, ink black, and off-white shades make up the sombre pallet. Yet optimistic flashes of metallics interject a sense of hope.
Designer, Naomi Jackson, says the printing methods used, such as potato and lino printing, represent the “back to basics” nature of the “cutting back” mentality. The deer, a recurring theme in the collection, represents confidence, grandeur, and the majesty of nature. It is also a sign of the inevitable return of Spring.
All garments are manufactured in Manchester using more sustainable material such as organic cotton and hemp. Amongst UK menswear start-ups, Run & Fell are leading the way, coupling great design with responsible production.
For the curious, the name stems from the hard wearing ‘run and fell’ seam stitched into heavy duty denim garments.
Your favourite cable-knit sweater now comes in T-shirt form. Handmade by the designer herself, this luxuriously soft organic cotton and bamboo tee is produced in limited quantities.
This T-shirt was cut and sewn by the designer herself. The jersey fabric was made by Egedeniz in Turkey, a company with strong social and environmental standards.
-The cotton is GOTS certified (Global Organic Textile Standard) ensuring no harmful chemicals have been used throughout the growing and processing of the cotton.
For an emerging brand, we have been very impressed by Run and Fell’s commitment to improving their environmental (and social) footprint.
Areas for development
Little is known about worker conditions in Run and Fell’s bamboo supply chain.
-Turning the woody crop of bamboo into a fibre requires a large chemical input. Unless done in carefully controlled conditions the environmental footprint can be large. We are waiting to find out more about the origin of Run and Fell’s bamboo.
-Elastane is oil based.