All our garments are handmade in Belgium. Really? yes, really!
We prefer to buy our fabrics and haberdashery locally. We then handcut all the pieces and while we do use sewing machines to assemble our garments (no, we do not sew the pieces by hand, are you daft?!), we do most of the finishing by hand.
Our garments are then distributed directly to our classy customers or to local retailers. Allthough some do have a webshop, we make sure we are dealing with business owners, who take pride in providing quality and excellent service to their customers.
We do not work with a giant stock - or any stock, actually.
Our products are made to order. This means that the garments you find in stores are in fact order made (duh) and the retailer took the time to make a selection of our options in models, fabrics, collars, cuffs, etc.
This way no fabric is wasted on options in stock that don't get selected, because all our garments deserve to be worn.
No hidden sweatshops. No shortcuts in cutting production costs. No skeletons in the closet.
Honestly, we wouldn't know where to put those. Our closets are stuffed with fabric, haberdashery, and bottles of Jack for friday afternoons.
Our workers don't complain. And when they do, it's about the mysterious disappearing of said bottles of Jack, or about headaches the next morning.
A probable relation between those two reasons is on the agenda for our next staff meeting.
Our products don't get to see the world, before they end up in stores or in your wardrobe.
Shame, really. You should take them out sightseeing after purchase, to make it up to them.
But yes, local production does keep our ecological footprint to a minimum in terms of transportation.
We do try to use bio-fabrics when possible.
We keep our garments animal friendly where ever we can. We will never ever (ever!) use real fur.
And the leather you might see in our collection? it's faux.