This is the first time NOÉ will be presenting a small collection in a public space & we are quite excited!
As you can read in the vision statement, we see it as one of our major goals to work with organically & ethically sourced material.
This is not easy to achieve, since there is only a small range of existing (and exciting) fabrics available. And then there is always the question of what exactly is organic, ethical or fair trade…Nevertheless we purchased some organic cotton and bamboo from the UK, which is made in a certified mill in India to start with.
Regarding the coats that story is a bit different. We had a specific fabric in mind which we wanted to use, a reversible fabric that doesn’t need any lining. Sadly we couldn’t find anything close which was either organic or ethical. Anyhow we went with these beautiful fabrics, found in London.
We are talking about synthetic fabrics, sometimes its a mix of synthetics and viscose. A big plus is, that the coats will keep the shape due to its nature!
Especially for start ups or lets say young labels that want to do business in this manner, its is a big challenge to find anything that is affordable since we have small budgets and small quantities to start with.
Nevertheless we wont give up and start with what is available now, for us, and grow with the market and budget:)