Our Philosophy / Fabrics
We love silk
Silk isn’t just luxurious and beautiful, it also has numerous benefits and properties that make it one of our favourite fibres. Because of its natural protein structure, silk is the most hypoallergenic of all fabrics. Its natural temperature-regulating properties give silk the ability to cool and warm simultaneously.
Silk is highly absorbent and dries quickly. It can absorb up to 30% of its weight in moisture without feeling damp and in contrast to it’s delicate nature, it is one of the strongest natural fibres, thanks to its elasticity and ability to stretch without breaking.
We use sandwashed silk, that can be cleaned in a regular wash. This not only makes caring for the garment easier and more practical, it reduces the use of chemicals and energy required for drycleaning. All of our silks are Oeko-Tex certified.
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Nature Knows Best
Knitwear is a large part of our collections, and inherently less wasteful than other woven fabrications, as each piece is knitted to size meaning no off-cuts. Our knitwear factory is also Gold Wrap certified. Wool is a diverse, durable, and a smart fibre. It is; temperature regulating (keeping you cool in summer and warm in winter), moisture absorbent (wool fibres can absorb large quantities of moisture vapour then move it away to evaporate into the air), odour resistant, anti-static, stain resistant, fire resistant, biodegradable and newable. We design with various wools in our collections, our most unique being Perino - a blend of Super Fine Merino, Possum and Silk.
Read more about the wools we use, and why we love them below.
Cashmere, prized as ‘the diamond of fibres’, comes from the fine winter undercoat of the goat. Our cashmere comes exclusively from Mongolia. The fineness, length and colour of the fibres determine cashmere’s value. Cashmere is stronger and warmer than regular merino wool, just one of the many reasons we love it so.
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Mohair creates the softest garments. The smooth fibers of mohair do not irritate the skin, even for people who are sensitive to most wools. One of mohair’s most important qualities is its ability to take wear due to its surface smoothness. It is said to be the most durable animal fiber. It can be twisted and bent without damage; making it great to work with in multiple ways.
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Perino yarn is exclusively made in New Zealand by Woolyarns, which is a blend of Super Fine Merino, Possum and Silk. This unique blend is luxuriously light and beautifully soft. These three fibres woven together means you get the benefits of all in one. Possum is said to be 8% warmer and 14% lighter than regular wool, and means the pill rate of the garment is significantly lower - if evident at all!
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Let's talk about hemp
Celebrated as one of the most low-impact fibres to produce, hemp is also one of the strongest and most durable of all natural textile fibers. Environmentally, hemp grows easily with little water, usually requires no chemical fertilisers and pesticides and has a high yield - producing more fiber yield per acre than any other source. It is an extremely fast growing crop, blocks out weeds as it grows and can improve the soil, making it a good ‘break crop’ for farmers. In terms of wearability and longevity, hemp is naturally resistant to mold and ultraviolet light, more water absorbent, and will dye and retain its colour better than any fabric.
Similar to wool, the porous nature of the fabric allows hemp to "breathe," so that it is cool in warm weather and naturally warm in cooler weather.
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Casual luxury at its finest
As well as being a dream to design with due to its structure and durability, linen is created from the resilient flax plant, which environmentally requires few fertilisers or pesticides, and does not need high volumes of water to irrigate.
The best choice for warmer months, linen allows heat to quickly move through the garment meaning you cool off five times quicker in linen than wool, and eighteen times faster than in silk. Thanks to the weave and structure, linen fabric allows more airflow over your body. Using this fabric is in line with our philosophy of longevity in our clothing as it improves with age, and gets naturally softer the more it is worn.
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