Here are Tweedy HQ we try to ensure that all our fabric is the best it can be for the environment. We try to use natural, non-animal or recycled fabrics, where possible, in every design. We are currently moving to using certified organic bamboo and linen in future designs and already have many items made in certified sustainable, organic cotton.
Transparency in the supply chain
As we are fully committed to finding out where our fabrics come from, we have created a GoFund Me page that will help us to get FULL transparency from the mill to the wearer. Through doing this project we will be able to meet every person in our supply chain; ensure they are paid a fair wage and live/work in good conditions. If improvements are needed, we will work out the best way to ensure those people are left living a happy life where they are paid fairly for their hard work. We will be able to show you how your amazing Tweedy Clothing is designed, cut, stitched, and finished. You will get the chance to meet our amazing friends, be invited into their homes, meet there family, get a real insight into what it's like to live and work in India as a Tailor that is paid a fair wage. Once we can do this it will mean, everyone will know exactly where their Yoga Pants originated and every person who helped create them. Enabling us all to share in a brand that is truly Ethical, Sustainable, and completely transparent. If you would like to support us in our search for transparency click the link below and read all about what we want to do! https://www.gofundme.com/f/1xkrwrbfhc
Since the beginning of 2019 we decided to make our brand vegan. As we are a vegan family, we felt it was the only option for us! Clothing is not the first thing you think of when you think Vegan, but I can assure you the animal fabric industry can be just as cruel as the meat industry (check out Peta views here https://www.peta.org/issues/animals-used-for-clothing/). Our clothing range is now 90% vegan – it is only the recycled silk range that continues to have animal fibres in, but we feel, at the moment, the fact we stop the fabric from going to landfill out ways the need for it to be vegan in this instance. Becoming a vegan brand has had its negative points, unfortunately, we have found that since we removed most animal fibres from our products, we have had to up the amount of plastic in our products. Our vegan “wool” is a prime example of this, it is made using a blend of plant fibres and plastic (some recycled). It is weaved in a traditional way and we try to offset the negative impact by giving back to the Tibetan community that make the fabric (see our charities section). We are, however, constantly looking to find great eco-friendly alternatives to animal fibres, and as soon as we find something that looks and feels as good as what we have now but is better for the environment you will be the first to know!
If you want to know more about what is in your product, please look at the fabric section underneath each product or send us a quick message here, we will be more than happy to help.
All our love
Cacey, Josh and Niyah
Cacey, Josh and Niyah