MATERIALS AND PRODUCTS
Our design team is constantly seeking out innovative ways to create contemporary and unique products while remaining true to our ethos. Throughout the design process, our team considers printing methods, materials, trims, sampling and more. We welcome new ideas and innovations with an open heart and mind, constantly evolving toward the best long-term solutions to ensure we are as responsible and sustainable as possible. At FLANNEL, we prioritise quality. From the way our fabric is sourced to the type of stitching used along the hem, we passionately define our quality standards so your pieces can be worn well and often. Our fabrics are chosen to feel soft against the skin. Our intricate detailing and embellishments are purposeful. The seams are clean, and the trims are sophistcated. Our collections are well-constructed and designed to keep up with you. We honour craftsmanship and highly-skilled artisanal techniques passed down through generations. This celebration shines through our limited-edition hand-printed silk collections, our Italian hand-made footwear, custom-designed embroidery, hand-beaded tassels and delicate, durable finishes. Many of our garments feature intricacies which are the handwork of our talented artisans and take many hours and great expertise to produce. Fabric offcuts and excess fabric are made into linings for our coveted accessories, and bespoke packaging for our locally made candles. Each FLANNEL collection is considered with precision and care. From the design stage through to the finished garment, we are dedicated to creating pieces that may last a lifetime.
IS FLANNEL FUR-FREE?
Yes. FLANNEL is fur-free.
DO YOU USE LEATHER?
Yes. While our footwear and accessories are a small part of our product volume, many styles in these categories use leather. These items are made in Italy and Indonesia.
HOW DO YOU SOURCE YOUR CASHMERE?
Our cashmere suppliers have their certificate of membership in the Sustainable Fibre Alliance and are in compliance with the Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) code of conduct.
WHAT SUSTAINABLE PROCESSES DO YOU USE IN TREATING YOUR DENIM?
Our denim production house has professional wastewater and sludge treatment equipment that allows the treated wastewater to reach the discharged stand.
WHAT TYPE OF SILK DO YOU USE IN YOUR GARMENTS?
FLANNEL uses mulberry silk and spun silk. We are committed to sourcing more sustainable silk and are currently working closely with our production and manufacturing teams to do so.
WHAT IS THE PROCESS BEHIND YOUR PRINTED AND DYED FABRICS?
All of our dyeing and printing factories use environmental protection dye for fabric and trims. We do not use formaldehyde or AZO dyes.
WHAT ECO FABRICS DO YOU USE?
Our Lincoln Slides are made from Eco Circle Fibres which use 50% less energy consumption than traditional poly fibres. Our swimwear is made from sustainably produced eco-process. nylon. Our Ira Story is made from 100% Tencel lyocell and modal fibres which are produced by environmentally responsible processes from the sustainably sourced raw material wood.
DO YOU USE RECYCLED FABRICS?
Yes. We work with techniques and electronic pattern systems that allow for minimal offcuts. However, in instances offcuts are unavoidable, our design team creates a garment or accessory utilising them.
Our silk habotai bralettes and accessories are made from fabric offcuts that would otherwise go into landfill. Our accessories are also frequently lined in silk habotai offcuts that are too small to create entire garments.
DO YOU USE ANY CHEMICALS IN YOUR PRODUCTION?
All of our dyeing and printing factories use environmental protection dye. We do not use formaldehyde or AZO dyes.
There is no PCBs or asbestos used in any of the garment manufacturing processes.
MANY OF YOUR GARMENTS ARE PREWASHED; HOW ARE THE GARMENTS DRIED POST-WASHING?
They are air-dried to minimise energy consumption.