TRIMMINGS

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R-PET THREADS

Our designs are sustainable even all the way down to the threads we use.

We work with rPET threads that are manufactured in Germany by recycling the raw material PET (polyester) found in plastic bottles! The bottles are washed, turned into flakes then melted down and turned into microfilaments, creating 100% recycled PET threads!

 

We buy our threads from either a family-run business based in Dalston, London or an independent family-run business in Warwickshire, UK, who source all their products from sustainable, renewable and responsible suppliers who share their environmental and ethical values.

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COROZO BUTTONS

The eco-friendly, natural and black Corozo buttons that we use are made in Ecuador from the Tagua palm tree nut, known as vegetable ivory, a sustainable and renewable source. It is a brilliant alternative to plastic.

They are:

  1. Natural: Corozo nuts are a completely natural and biodegradable product. Made from the Tagua palm tree and a brilliant alternative to plastic.

  2. Sustainable: The Tagua palm tree can produce 30-50lbs of nuts each year for about 100 years. Naturally collected from fallen nuts that do not harm the rainforest.

  3. Durable: made from naturally tough, virtually scratch-resistant organic fibres.

  4. Ethical: Local employment - The Tagua palm tree industry is a source of income for thousands of local Ecuadorian families.

  5. Eco-friendly: The Rainforests - The Tagua palm tree industry does not damage the rainforests in the same way that banana plantations and cattle ranches can, which can lead to deforestation. In fact the more the Corozo industry grows, the less harm is made to the rainforests.

  6. Family: Our suppliers range of Corozo buttons are manufactured here in Britain thus helping to support the UK clothing industry.

We buy all our Corozo buttons from an independent family run business in Warwickshire, UK. Who source all their products from sustainable, renewable and responsible suppliers who share their environmental and ethical values.

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ECO-ELASTIC

We use organic, Oeko-Tex certified eco-friendly elastic made in Austria from 60% certified organic cotton and 40% natural rubber. It is biodegradable and plastic free, and also have a longer lifespan compared to conventional elastics.

 

We buy our eco-elastic from an independent family run business in Warwickshire, UK. Who source all their products from sustainable, renewable and responsible suppliers who share their environmental and ethical values.

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ZIPS

All the high quality YKK zips we use are OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certified, with no harmful chemicals or substances and the metal parts are nickel-free.

We buy all our zips from a family-owned company in London, UK.

Even though our zips aren’t 100% sustainable, we are committed to finding sustainable zips for our future styles.

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ECO-RECYCLED ZIPS

For some styles we use 100% Recycled Certified Zips that are made from recycled polyester tape and recycled brass teeth. Made in Switzerland.

 

We buy them from an independent family run business in Warwickshire, UK. Who source all their products from sustainable, renewable and responsible suppliers who share their environmental and ethical values.

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PRESS STUDS

We use great quality silver metal press studs that are made from brass in Germany.

Our supplier for our press studs is based in Chester, UK.