Buy better, less. Buying fewer, lasting pieces is an approach we encourage, as it benefits both the wearer and the environment. By limiting our production quantities, we are able to direct our focus to producing clothing that lasts. We encourage mindful purchases that consider the garment’s entire lifecycle, and we supply information on how to best care for products to ensure that they wash, dry and wear beautifully for years to come.
Our commitment to lessening environmental impact starts with our manufacturing processes. We exclusively employ small, family-run manufacturers in Europe that meet our stringent ethical and environmental standards. In valuing our makers and prioritising fair working conditions, we are able to enjoy lasting relationships with our suppliers, continuing a practice of open communication and transparency. We visit our manufacturing facilities in Europe regularly, and consistently leave in admiration of the incredible level of skill and dedication with which Christian Kimber garments are made.
Our production is limited to smaller quantities to reduce waste and focus on producing fine garments that offer superior longevity, pledging fidelity to the age-old adage of quality over quantity, reflected in our final products.
We refuse to cut corners when it comes to quality manufacturing and in sourcing fabrics. The factories and mills we use are among the world's best - the tools and skills that have been passed down generations are invaluable to producing exceptional fabrics and garments. Artisanal methods of manufacture are becoming scarcer, which makes it all the more important to preserve these traditions.
This is the standard of manufacturing we uphold, and we continue to work with makers that love this incredible craft and produce beautiful clothing to be enjoyed for a lifetime.
By using recycled materials where we can, we are actively reducing our environmental impact. Our packaging is fully recyclable and we limit our consumption of single-use plastics, opting for paper and cardboard where possible.Though we are already implementing measures to reduce our waste, we see sustainability as a constant endeavour, and one we are always striving to improve on.
Clothing retailers have historically sent dead stock straight to landfill, contributing to a grotesque amount of waste. Simultaneously, many Australians are unable to access clean, affordable clothing. This dichotomy is one that has propelled us to partner with ThreadTogether to reduce our waste, and in turn, better the lives of Australians in need.