Our Tweed is British Tweed made in Yorkshire and has been ever since 1837, where bales of raw wool arrived at the mill's doorstep to begin the process of creating beautiful fabrics. The mill; Moons, has been passed on from generation to generation, and has won awards for it's contribution to the British export economy.
Moons are one of the last few remaining vertical mills in Britain, and take care to ensure that quality is measured at every stage of the production process. They are members of the British National Committee of the International Wool Textile Organisation for Animal Health, and adhere to REACh standards (EU regulations that protect human health and the environment from chemical risks).
Moons also take environmental sustainability seriously, and are continuously investing in new machinery that is water efficient and new ways to reduce their carbon footprint.
We use 100% organic cotton from Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certified mills. This is the world's leading textile processing standard for organic fibres, including ecological and social criteria, backed by independent certification of the entire textile supply chain, through environmental and social responsibility.
Our cotton is sourced from a small family-ran business in Wales, and was founded by a couple called Phil and Ann who, after selling fabric for over 30 years, decided to launch The Organic Textile Company in 2005. Their daughter, Nancy, now runs all the operations, and manages the fabric production which comes from certified mills in India and Turkey.
They became aware of the damage of pesticides, and the number of deaths it causes each year, and so by allowing them to farm organically, the farmers are able to live a more prosperous and healthy life that allows crop rotation and non reliance on pesticide and fertiliser sellers. By supporting this way of life, farmers are able to keep animals and grow food instead of purchasing expensive chemicals and fertilisers, and therefore receive more pay for their crops.
The Organic Textile company also run a small charity called Loom, where some of their profits are returned to the weavers they work with in Kerela, and they also redistribute 10% of profits to their employees as well as supporting local initiatives such as offering interest free loans to local businesses.