IVY & OAK - Sustainable Fabrics

The Fabrics

‘We love great fabrics, it’s all about quality and making conscious decisions.’

    The choice of fabrics for a new collection involves a complex process and a constant balancing between different sustainability aspects such as blended fabrics’ characteristics vs. recyclability, the footprint of natural vs. synthetic fabrics, and many more. But it’s always worth it to take the time and choose right, as the conscious selection of the best fabrics for our pieces promotes a change in the entire value chain and influences the direction of the entire production.

    Currently we use a high share of pure fabrics which facilitates the recycling process of worn out pieces. In addition to that, we focus on environmentally-friendly textiles made from sustainably grown fibre crops and recycled materials. We seek to increase the share of sustainable fabrics continuously within our next collections.

      Discover the sustainable fabrics we use

      Organic cotton

      Organic cotton is grown using environmentally friendly techniques such as crop rotation, no toxic pesticides nor synthetic chemicals and no genetically modified seeds. This means that it needs less water than conventional cotton, enhances biodiversity and protects the health of farmers handling the plants, soils and ecosystems. Organic cotton farmers get access to a market with an increasing demand, allowing them to get better prices. For the customer, organic cotton is breathable, easy to care for and comfortable to wear.

      MEET OUR FABRIC SUPPLIERS

      In order to produce garments of the highest quality with the least impact on the environment, we choose fabric suppliers that match our high standards. We’ve been working with European suppliers from day one and are proud of the relationships we’ve built with them throughout the years. Get to know two of our long-time partners, Manteco from Italy and Philea from France.

        ‘We choose fabric suppliers that meet our high standards.’

          Manteco

          Manteco is an outstanding company in the fashion industry because of their passion forresearch and innovation, resulting in sublime fabrics. The history of this family owned business goes way back, making high-quality fabrics from virgin and recycled materials for more than 70 years. Manteco has always remained faithful to the “Made in Italy” tradition, refusing to relocate production to countries where the cost of labour is lower. A choice that has allowed to maintain the manufacturing of high quality fabrics well balanced between traditional craftsmanship and cutting-edge technology. The sourced raw materials are rigorously inspected, comply to Ökotex standard 100 and traced back to farm origin. They focus on increasing their use of recycled fabrics according to circular economy principles.

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