Salem, South India
Our cotton is partly organic, partly recycled. The OCS certified organic cotton is grown on a farm in Southern India, in Salem. The Organic Content Standard (OCS) verifies the presence and amount of organic material in a final product and tracks the flow of the raw material from its source to the final product.
The ginning process is also done in Salem. Ginning is a process in which the cotton fibres are separated from the cotton seeds or lint.
Sorting/ shredding recycled cotton
Tiruppur, South India
The recycled component is from various sources, collected mostly from industrial left overs at manufacturing places. First, fabrics and materials are sorted by color. After sorting, the fabrics are run through a machine that shreds the fabric into yarn and further into raw fibers.
Madurai, South India
In Madurai the organic and recycled fibers are spun into a yarn.
Akané studio is a dyeing house, exclusively working with natural dyes. The studio is located in Mumbai, India and run by the sisters; Janhavi and Juhi.
With textile dyeing and treatment being the second-largest polluter in the world, Akané studio decided to go back to the roots and work only with dyes obtained from natural sources such as plants, flowers, roots, wood, bark, berries, nuts, seeds etc. Read more about Akané studio on our partner page.
Weaving and Shrinkage control
Bangalore, South India
The dyed yarns are send to our weaving partner Khaloom textiles who is weaving the yarns into a fabric. Khaloom is a textile design and production house, led by women and based in the weaver’s colony of India; Banglore. Khaloom uses traditional handlooms, which is an energy-neutral production manner, as it requires no electricity, only manpower. Read more about Khaloom Textiles on our partner page.
To make sure the fabric does not schrink when washing, a shrinkage control process is applied on the woven fabric. The process involves spraying the fabric with water and then pressing the fabric against a steam-heated cylinder covered with a thick blanket.
The dyed fabric is sent to our tailoring manufacturer in Portugal. Our tailoring woven supplier is a family business producing the highest quality tailoring, with more than 30 year of experience. All of their tailored garments are produced in their own state-of-the-art factories in Portugal. Read more about our tailoring woven supplier on our partner page.
* The fabric of the beige June jacket & Bièl shorts are dead stock linnen, sourced by our manufacturer in Portugal.
Before cutting the fabric and sewing it into our Floria designs, there has been a whole process beforehand of fittings, adjusting patterns, an other fitting etc. This process takes up about 6 months.
Our partner Fous a Fous has sourced our natural Corozo buttons and zippers and our tailoring supplier has sourced the pocket and jacket lining. The lining was deadstock fabric and has been matched to our handwoven cotton fabric.