On the eve of the seventh anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh, take a minute of silence to commemorate the 1,100 lives lost and 2,500 injured in this disastrous event.
Fashion Revolution was born after this tragedy. A global movement, with a belief that no one should put their lives at risk for fashion. They campaigned with citizens, brands and policymakers to demand a fair and safe fashion industry. People from all over the world have used their voice and their power to demand change.
We are supporting Fashion Revolution Week because we believe it isn’t just the workers in the fashion industry who are affected, but workers in all manufacturing industries.
From the very beginning, we have been committed to being an honest company, one that holds ethical and sustainable values at the heart of what we do. We have made sure to be transparent about where our pieces are made and ensure we use natural materials to reduce the impact we have on the environment.
We are advocating for positive change in the industry by sharing profiles of the people who make our products.
MEET THE CRAFTSMAN BEHIND OUR LINEN
In the weaving mill, once the technician has set up the loom, the master weavers take the next steps. Dylan, Silvie and Piet are members of the weaving team. When a yarn breaks, the loom immediately stops weaving and a weaver then manually ties a weaver’s knot. Linen is not woven at the highest possible speed. Due to the irregularity and elasticity of the yarn, it would break too often. Weaving at an appropriate speed ensures the loom is at its most efficient and the resulting fabric is of the finest quality.
Heikki is a member of the weaving team. He brings the warp and weft yarns together to create our beautiful organic linen.
Quality control is an important part of the fabric creation process. Each roll of fabric is inspected to ensure a very high-quality standard of the organic linen.
Leona is a master at inspecting the final fabric inch by inch before it goes to the finishing stage. If there are any missing threads, she will use an identical yarn and weave it in by hand, like a loom would. If there are too many flaws in the fabric, it is rejected.