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QUALITY

1 Aug 2023

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QUALITY TESTING

All of our products are quality tested to rigorous international standards by Intertek, SGS and Bureau Veritas. This means our clothes get put through the wear and tear of everyday life before they even hit the rack. Here’s everything you need to know about our processes.

WHAT'S IT REALLY MADE FROM?

We continuously test the fibre composition of our garments as sometimes, percentages of blends can vary. That way, we can guarantee that what is listed in the product description is exactly what you’re getting, allowing our garments to be properly cared for and last longer.

IS IT HARM FREE?

Our chemical tests ensure nothing nasty ends up in your clothing. We reject any material with high or low pH levels, banned AZO dyes or formaldehyde. Keeping toxicity out of your clothes is a number one priority for us.

IS IT GOING TO LOOK LIKE IT DID ON THE RACK?

Hate the idea of your garment looking a mess after just a few washes? So do we. That’s where dimensional stability testing comes in. This test examines how the structure of a fabric changes with wash and wear, and is one of our most critical tests to ensure garment longevity. We conduct rigorous machine wash, hand wash or dry-cleaning tests depending on the fabrication and end use. 

WILL THE COLOURS FADE?

We want our favourite colours and prints to stay bold and bright – but between work, play and laundering, there can be a lot of elements working against us. That’s why our colour fastness tests are developed to reflect daily life. We check for cross-staining and colour loss in wash cycles using steel balls to emulate real-world abrasion, and we test to make sure dyes don’t transfer onto other clothes or surfaces.

WILL IT STAND UP TO WEAR AND TEAR?

That’s where our performance testing comes in. We test to make sure the fabric doesn’t rip at the seams, that a stretch fabric will recover its shape by 90–95%, and that it can withstand abrasion and rubbing. Those last tests are done using a machine called a Martindale that rubs and abrades the fabric – up to 10,000 times to meet our high standards.

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WHAT'S NEXT?

We’re in a constant state of continuous improvement and a little bit of a perfectionist… we’re determined to keep reducing the impact of our materials, and to do so we have some great initiatives in the works. By 2025 we are aiming to:

Trace our major programs back to the raw material and grower level through our partnership with Retraced

Have all linen certified and sourced from Western Europe, and all cotton either GOTS certified, Australian origin or from responsible & traceable sources 

Have all man-made cellulosics come from responsible sources 

Further reduce our use of synthetics

Investigate waterless finishing processes for denim 

Launch our first product range utilising circular design principles 

Start on our journey towards minimising waste in the design process and ensuring our products can either be reused, repaired, upcycled or recycled 

Transition to 100% recyclable or reusable packaging 

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