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Fabrics and Garment Production 

As a new, small company with limited resources I have diversified where I source my . The first few pieces were made by purchasing small quantities of ecological fabric and having Fatima, a seamstress in my neighbourhood, make simple garments. Unfortunately, the prices weren't realistic for sustaining a business model. With production costs at about 20 euros before even including my time and labor made the retail value far too high to be accessible. So, for now, I am turning to ethical wholesalers who use organic fabrics and produce in certified factories to source blanks that  You can also follow me on Instagram to see the action!

Dye Materials 

Pricing

  • Fabric: I am always looking for suggestions of European textile companies that work with sustainable fabrics! 

    • I source most of my fabric from Organic Textile Company, a UK based company that works with…. 

    • The 95% Cotton %5 Elastane GOTS fabric used primarily in the tank tops is from a Portuguese company that has a small selection of organic cotton fabrics. Although they primarily carry synthetic materials, I hope that my purchase may show a demand for a larger selection of sustainable fabrics.

  • Dye materials

    • To my delight, oak, sycamore, eucalyptus, alder and plum trees seem to be all over the place in Portugal. I collect most of the leaves from Parque da Paz (Peace Park), but it’s rare to not have materials in my bag while running errands

    • I grow the coreopsis and marigold flowers on my balcony. 

    • I don’t have the space or capacity to make my own dye extracts, so I source them from wildcolours.co.uk. They seem to be the main supplier of natural dyes in Portugal, but if you have a lead, please let me know! My biggest issue is that they use plastic bags instead of jars like Maywa in Canada 

  • Dye extracts 

  • I work with a local seamstress named Fatima to make the clothing. She lives in my neighbourhood and has a small ateliere. 

  • Pricing: For more information on pricing, please click here. 

    • Fabric costs run between (E)7-15 for bamboo and cotton. 

    • Fatima’s labour is worth E10-12 per piece 

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Sustainability

 

Diversity

 

I source my product by purchasing fabric and working with local seamstresses and I comb through second hand stores to find pre-loved finished pieces. By diversifying my supply chain in this way I can have different price points and can adapt to a variety of situations. 

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