Cardigan 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. The soft jacquard fabric is sourced from a mill in Edmonton, just up the road from Alec’s studio. Jacquard fabric features a raised pattern that is woven (instead of printed) onto the fabric.
Note: Alec Bizby makes his items to order and so items can sometimes take a little longer to reach customers.
Hand made by the designer and his partner in their studio in Haggerston.
The fabric is woven and the cardigan cut and sewn within a ten mile radius keeping transportation and CO2 emissions at this stage of the process to a minimum.
KTO's hoodie is made with Fairtrade and Organic cotton with a super soft fleece interior. Great for everyday wear and layering up with a tee, it has a YKK zipper and contrast herringbone woven cotton drawstrings. Super comfy and made for all seasons, rain or shine (especially when you live in the UK).
Please Note: Due to the un-treated nature of this fabric, please allow for a little shrinkage on first wash.
- KTO have personally visited every section of their supply chain. The cotton is organic and Fairtrade, they use two suppliers Chetna Organic Farming Co-op or Pratibha Syntex. Chetna is an 100% farmer owned co-operative and they provide training on food security so farmers can grow crops alongside cotton.
- The cotton knitting is done at RCM and Shakthi Knitting both factories have a subsidised canteen and transport for their employees.
- This garment was cut and sewn in Mila, they ensure that all of their tailors are paid a living wage and are treated with the utmost respect.
- Use of organic cotton means that pickers aren’t exposed to harmful chemicals
- Use of Fairtrade cotton means that farmers are given a fair and stable price for their cotton
- KTO use Global Organic Textile Standard dyes which don’t contain toxic metals and are azo-free. Their products are dyed at Mahadev fabrics and Shakthi Knitting. Mahadev ensure that all wastewater from the dye process is filtered to clean it of all chemicals. It’s then recycled for use again in agricultural irrigation in the surrounding area. Shakthi also have an impressive filtration system that links to the entire plant, enabling them to filter all the dye water that passes through. 95% of all the water used is then re-used for running the factory and continuing its production processes. The remaining 5% is evaporated and any remnants from the dye process are used to make bricks and for laying roads.
Areas for development
- KTO are looking for alternate ways to ship from factory to avoid using plastic packaging.
- KTO are also looking for recycled/alternative fabrics to cotton as it is not the best for the environment.
|Half Waist (cm)||47||49||51||53|
|Front Body Length (cm)||61||63.5||65||67|
|Sleeve Length (cm)||64||65||66||68|
This classic raglan sweatshirt is made from recycled plastic bottles blended with recycled organic cotton.
Soft fleecy inner and rib-knit crew neck, cuffs and hem.
-This sweater was cut and sewn in manufacturing facilities audited by the Fair Wear Foundation. Our supplier’s vision centres around adding value socially and environmentally.
- The label was sewn by a local East End seamstress who is a friend of Brothers We Stand.
This sweater is made from 100% recycled materials. Waste cuttings from organic cotton textile production are shredded and turned back into soft cotton fibres. These are spun with fibres made from recycled plastic bottles to make a cotton and polyester blend.
This yarn is used to produce knitted and woven fabrics which are cut and sewed with care to make a high quality sweater.
Areas for development
Our label supplier is Soil Association accredited but they cannot currently vouch for the provenance of the thread used to make the labels.
60% Recycled Organic Cotton
40% Recycled Polyester - created with chips from plastic bottles
Brushed 2-ply 280 g / 8.3 oz.
Fit: Regular fit
WDN Shaka Sweatshirt in black with raglan sleeves. Features shaka and Large tropical print on back.
Established in 2013, WDN (We Do Nothing), design and create unisex clothing made to be durable, comfortable and darn fine looking.
Will wears size XXLarge, he is 6ft. Pia wears size Large and is UK 10
- Cut and sewn in an exemplary factory in Tamul Nadu, India where the management have a commitment to ethical production at the core of their vision. (Workers are fairly paid and provided with everything they need such as a medical room, free lunches and recreation space. Overtime work is only ever done on a voluntary basis and workers are not allowed to do more than 12 hours per week. This is in stark contrast to many apparel factories where workers are regularly forced to work excessive hours to meet tight deadlines imposed by big brands).
- Factory independently audited by the Fair Wear Foundation.
- Use of organic cotton means that pickers are not exposed to harmful chemicals.
- Organic cotton (Global Organic Textile Standard-certified) planted and harvested by hand in a region where cotton farming is predominantly rain-fed. (Cotton’s biggest environmental impact worldwide is water use. Rain-fed cotton reduces the impact on waterways).
- Factory where the t-shirt is cut and sewn is powered entirely by renewable energy (most of which comes from 30 massive wind turbines).
- Transported without the use of air freight.
Areas for development
- WDN Collective do not currently know much about the provenance of their labels.
- Printed using plastisol inks. (Most commercial screen printers use plastisol inks, which are easy to use and last well, but contain PVC and phthalates that are harmful to the environment).
|Half Chest 2,5cm below armhole (cm)||48||50||53||56||59|
|Body length (cm)||68.5||69.5||71||72.5||74|