So where does the base fabric come from, before they're printed? Let's take it right back to the very beginning.
For all of our fabrics aside from the Jewel, Siren and the Reflective, these come from Italy originally. Our printers work exclusively with Italian fabric producers, Carvico. They also take their social and environmental responsibility very seriously. Here's their policy:
"Carvico and JL believe enforcing a sustainable development model means respecting our environment and using the available energy sources in a better way. We are committed to applying a business model aimed at achieving a higher social and environmental responsibility level, and at safeguarding and valuing people and the local territory...We rely on several independent bodies and authorities which can certify both nationally and internationally, that all data provided are true."
For our eco fabrics, these start out as waste plastics rescued from the Adriatic Sea, and from carpet factories in Italy. They are then melted down into yarns, which are then knitted into a brand new fabric. This, like all other Italian fabrics, is then sent over to Manchester to be printed and transformed into the fabrics you know and love!
As mentioned above, our Jewel range and Reflective fabric is sourced from South Korea/China where we shop directly from the manufacturer.