Sustainability - Materials

at Katharine Hamnett

Bio Fur


The problem: Faux fur prevents cruelty to animals but is harmful to the environment. It is widely made from polyester and acrylic and can take over 1,000 years to biodegrade.

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Eco Technical Cotton


The problem: Denim production relies on harmful processes such as sandblasting, stonewashing and washing with toxic chemicals. People have become accustomed to stretch in their denim fit but...

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Merino Wool/Cashmere Blend


The problem: Wool is widely used for its natural performance properties, like comfort, warmth and durability. However, there are many environmental, biodiversity and animal welfare issues...

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Organic Comfort Denim


The problem: Denim production relies on harmful processes such as sandblasting, stonewashing and washing with toxic chemicals. People have become accustomed to stretch in their denim fit but...

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100% Organic Cotton


The problem: Cotton covers just 2.4% of the world’s cultivated land but uses more of the world’s pesticides and insecticides than any other single major crop. Growing it conventionally has...

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100% Organic Supima Cotton


The problem: Cotton covers just 2.4% of the world’s cultivated land but uses more of the world’s pesticides and insecticides than any other single major crop. Growing it conventionally has...

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100% Organic Wool


The problem: Wool is widely used for its natural performance properties, like comfort, warmth and durability. However, there are many environmental, biodiversity and animal welfare issues...

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Organic wool/Alpaca Blend


The problem: Wool is widely used for its natural performance properties, like comfort, warmth and durability. However, there are many environmental, biodiversity and animal welfare issues...

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Recycled Polyester and Recycled Down


The problem: There is an ocean plastic crisis and a waste plastic crisis. We view plastic waste as a resource and work with recycled polyester made from single use plastic water bottles...

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100% Recycled Polyester


The problem: There is an ocean plastic crisis and a waste plastic crisis. We view plastic waste as a resource and work with recycled polyester made from single use plastic water bottles...

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Regenerated Baby Camel Hair


The problem: Increasing global demand for cashmere products is driving devastating environmental and social issues in cashmere producing regions. Grassland overgrazing, desertification and...

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Regenerated Cashmere


The problem: Cashmere production is a vital source of income for nomadic goat herders. Rising global demand for cashmere is putting herders under pressure to increase their fibre production...

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Regenerated wool


The problem: Wool is widely used for its natural performance properties, like comfort, warmth and durability. However, there are many environmental, biodiversity and animal welfare issues with its processing

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Silk


The problem: Silk production has less impact on the environment than many other fabrics,however, hazardous chemical use and animal welfare issues can occur in processing.

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Tencel


The problem: Viscose relies heavily on the use of toxic chemicals in its production. Carbon disulphide, sodium hydroxide and sulphuric acid, all widely used to turn wood pulp into viscose fabric, have been...

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