As a business, it is important to make responsible choices; from the fabrics we use, to the people we collaborate with. We want to work with those that are genuine and are wanting to do the right thing for both people and planet. Mantra is definitely doing just that.
When I started out on the search for a London based manufacturer, with an ethical and sustainable commitment, and feasible for small production runs, I spotted an online article that peaked my interest. Living wages, environmental policies, zero waste…. This looked to be the one! I had found Apparel Tasker, and what I was reading aligned with the brand values I wanted for Saywood too.
Whilst being selective about our fabric choices at Saywood, the process of production is also really important to us, as the process has a huge impact on the sustainability of the product and consumption of resources. Our red check cotton cloth, used in our Jules shirt and Etta dress, was sourced from Riopele in Portugal, from deadstock. Riopele are a fabric mill improving on their production processes in a big way.