With full transparency we aim to provide a bigger picture. This helps both us at Arbour and you as an individual understand the effects of our decisions. Every Arbour has a story, makes an impact and has a cost.
Sustainability and luxury are at our core. The journey, never the destination is always the most important part of any process. It's important for you to share that journey with us. The utmost attention to detail has been maintained throughout design, sourcing and manufacturing.
Our fabric is custom made from GOTS certified organic cotton. This reduces our environmental footprint in the first stages of creating a garment. We source all our raw cotton from climates that allow for natural growing conditions. Abundant sunshine and little rain allow the crop to thrive during the maturing period.
No pesticides or chemical fertilisers are used during the growth of organic cotton. Instead, farmers use a rich, natural compost and the cotton is largely rain-fed. This means less irrigation and less strain on already water-scarce areas. Farming in this way is a labour of love.
When compared to conventional cotton growth, the differences are staggering. Chemicals used to farm this way have a tremendous negative effect on air, water and soil. These toxic substances also have a huge impact on health in cotton-growing areas. This, unfortunately, is only the tip of the ice-burg. If you'd like to learn more on this subject please explore our blog post.
Less than 1% of all cotton produced world-wide is organic.
Our manufacturing process proudly takes place in Istanbul, Turkey. Turkey are pioneers; growing and manufacturing organic cotton products for almost 30 years. And, we've established the majority of our supply chain in this country. This means more control, less travel and less carbon footprint.
The cotton arrives at our spinning house where it’s spun into yarn. This yarn is then knitted into Jersey cotton. With weight specifications of 190GSM, we allow for a superior mid-weight and softness. Whilst, also ensuring it is both durable and long lasting.
Once completed, the fabric then undergoes a process called 'brushing'. This is not done as standard in the industry, but an extra step we’ve absorbed to maximise the quality of the garment. The fabric is brushed on the face side to remove any lint and fibres. This leaves a soft, peachy face that helps to trap heat; yet as a cotton allow breathability. This beautiful fabric is then dyed in bulk at our mill, without the use of heavy metals and formaldehydes.
The finished fabric then arrives at our factory. Our skilled technicians cut, stitch and finish your Arbour to the highest standard.
Worldwide, we are using approximately 500 billion single-use plastic bags per year.
We deliver sustainability and luxury through every facet of our collection. We’ve spent months on bespoke packaging that compliment and align with our values. All packaging is sourced in the UK, keeping our carbon footprint as minimal as possible.
We're one of the first to offer a unique tee shirt sleeve made from 100% recycled Kraft. Finished with foiling and non-harmful inks, the devil is in the detail.
Unlike conventional plastic poly mailers, ours are derived from sugarcane. Natural and renewable, this resource can be re purposed to create new products. This enables us to fulfil our packaging requirements whilst diverting waste from landfill. Not only are they carbon negative but are 100% recyclable — saving the planet has never been so sweet.