Most of our garments are made from 100% Organic Cotton, except for the Lycra Pants which are 90% Cotton and 10% Lycra, and the Navy, Black & Grey Marl Sweatshirt Fleece which are 70% Cotton and 30% Polyester.
We manufacture solely in England, where the fabric is knitted and finished. We make everything in it’s natural ecru form, and allow extra fabric to allow for any shrinkage. The garments are then sent to our Dye House, also in the UK, where they are dyed at 90 degrees Centigrade to our range of colours.
This means that when you buy the garment it can be washed and tumble dried with no fear of shrinkage. In fact it is advisable to tumble dry, as this keeps the garment beautifully soft, and in shape. If not tumble dried, they tend to grow in size, and will harden up as happens with towels and any 100% Cotton. Black, Navy & Grey Marl sweatshirts are made in a Cotton Polyester blend which cannot be tumble dried.
We use two kinds of garment dying, (post manufacture dyeing). The first one is called a Reactive dyeing process, and the other is Pigment Dyeing. Pigment dyeing is very eco-friendly and the dye liquid is 100% Bio-degradable. Also this gives us the washed look colours which are so popular, in Hyacinth, Lipstick, Baby Blue, Taupe, and Miami Pink.
We are extremely proud of the quality of the range as the garments last for many years. We have many customers who say their shirts have lasted as long as 18 years and they have become much loved members of the family.