We love fabric and are always developing our products with environmental responsibilities at the forefront of our minds. The partnerships with mills and manufactures are invaluable gateways into improving our brands footprint.
I AND ME collaborates with authentic, passionate mills and manufacturers to ensure that our product is of the highest quality, benefiting from sustainable and often very traditional heritage techniques that produce timeless results. We spend a lot of time sourcing the right specialised fabrics with unique I AND ME attributes and incredible background stories.
Our denim manufacturer based in Istanbul has invested in new technologies to help lower their production footprint. These investments into the laundry, finishing and research & development departments mean we are using…
50% Less Water – 60% Less Chemicals – 70% Less Electricity
…than your average denim products.
– Organic Cotton
GOTS certified organic cotton is a natural fibre grown without the use of synthetic pesticides, insecticides, or herbicides and GMOs. Organic agriculture is a production process that sustains the health of ecosystems, soils and people.
– SAVE THE WATER-Kitotex ® Technology
This patented technology from Italian mill Candiani is derived from food waste. This technology makes the fabric production process micro plastic free and also drastically reduces the consumption of water, chemicals and energy (CO2) in the fabric dyeing process.
WASHING & DYEING
Raw denim, otherwise know as dry denim is pure, untreated fabric which is durable and crispy to touch. Buying raw denim is the most eco-friendly option as the fabric has no artificial treatment techniques added after the garment is made; meaning no added water, electrical and chemical usage.
– Hank Dyed
The traditional method of hank dyeing is when the yarns are dipped and dyed by hand. It uses less chemicals than other forms of dyeing, so is less damaging to the material and the environment.
– Rope Dyed
Rope dyeing is believed to be the best possible denim dyeing method for yarn. The yarn is twisted into a rope and then repetitively dipped and oxidised in dye baths. This method is short and creates ring-dyed yarn that fades beautifully.
– Natural Dyes
We work with natural dyes derived from plants including indigo, madder, sappan , nuts and pomegranate skins. Our small mill based in India has been recycling their waste water since the 90s which irrigates the gardens where they grow the raw materials for the dyes.
– Earth Colour Technology
This technology from Italian mill Candiani utilises high performance dyes, extracted from unused natural waste such as nutshell, orange peel, rosemary and beetroot.
– Merino Wool
Merino wool is a natural, highly breathable fabric made from the Merino Sheep. It has anti-bacterial properties and is finer than most sheeps wool which gives it a very comfortable and super-soft feel.
Linen is a strong, natural fiber made from the stem of the flax plant. It is a cool, absorbent fabric that has unique textures and aesthetic qualities.