We're big on ethical fashion at Scandinista and today we'll be bringing you a look at some new basics released by one of our favourite ethical clothing brands. Fanmail clothing is made using materials sourced from conflict-free suppliers and is sown in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
Fanmail clothing from the new Autumn/Winter 2014 collection
Launched in 2013 by Charlie Morris, the brand has made a concerted effort to show it is possible to create a line of basics made in the US without charging more than similar brands that outsource their clothing production internationally. Morris uses soft quality materials that offer a stark contrast to the fabrics offered by high street retailers.
The choice of fabric does not simply affect the look and feel of the garments. By using hemp as a primary material for their clothing, the brand has managed to cut the amount of water needed to produce and dye their clothes. The brand clearly communicate where their clothes are made and what material their garments contain. Fanmail source their cotton from both a fair trade cotton mill in China as well as a supplier in North Carolina. All fabrics are dyed in Los Angeles before being shipped to Brooklyn, New York – where the clothes are sewn. The brand also supports local garment workers, their denim trousers for example are made to order and custom sewn by a New York based tailor.
All items from Fanmail's latest menswear collection are available to purchase on the Fanmail webshop.
What are some of your favourite ethical clothing brands and do you think designers are doing enough for the environment?