Having been in the retail game for over a decade, our founder Brooke Jones,
Once I started getting into textile design and manufacturing side of things, I became really passionate about HOW things are made and the process behind that.
When travelling the globe sourcing textiles, I began to see the environmental impact that clothing manufacturing was having. Seeing this with my own eyes really woke me up to what was going on and how workwear has become such a big contributor to this problem.
About two-thirds of our clothing comes from fossil fuel synthetics such as polyester. It’s a very carbon-intensive process to make these materials and workwear consist of mainly polyester or polyester blends for durability. So, unfortunately, it’s not a solution to just say “let’s use natural fibres.”
The further I delved down this rabbit hole I discovered that large companies were really struggling to find suppliers and products that align with their values for sustainability and corporate responsibility. There just weren’t many solutions out there for them.
This is when I realised that I could provide the missing link and found a gap. Uniforms is where the re design of workwear started that were bleach and hair resistant. Making a sustainable option solving plastic textile waste by changing the use of virgin polyesters made from crude oil to using RPET which is essentially repurposed plastic bottles, flaked, pelletised, extruded into yarn and then woven into a textile