Berjoan is committed to the sole use of raw materials that have a low environmental impact. This includes materials from organic and low-energy and water-use sources, regenerated materials from manufacturing and post-consumer waste, and materials that use innovative and clean processes such as low-impact dyeing and finishing treatments.
For our Spring Summer 2021 collection, we have sourced beautiful organic cotton jacquards woven by a niche mill in France, that are fully traceable from field to fabric.
Our British wool knitwear is made with pure British wool blended from soft but sturdy fleeces from native Bluefaced Leicester and Masham flocks, spun mindfully by specialist Yorkshire-based mill, Laxtons.
We have sourced Italian-spun FSC® certified viscose and organic cotton for our finer knitwear pieces, spun by certified zero-emissions mill, Sesia Manifattura, who only use fully traceable, cruelty-free fibres from truly sustainable sources.
Our organic cotton garment labels are rotary printed using low-impact dyes and our swing tags and postcards are printed in the UK on paper from FSC® certified sources.
It is estimated that around 35% of all primary microplastics released into the world’s oceans come from clothes made with synthetic fibres. These microplastics cause damage and contamination to both marine environments and life. Therefore, until innovations and technology have advanced to a level where we believe that the use of synthetics become a safe and sustainable option, we are committed to the use of only new and recycled natural fibres. And so, we have carefully sourced BCI (Better Cotton Initiative) certified cotton fusing for our blouses, skirts and dresses.
Our corozo buttons are made by heritage British button maker, Courtney & Co, who are reviving button making in the UK using traditional techniques with new technology. Corozo buttons are made from the nut of the tagua palm tree, native to Central America. The sustainable management of these trees contribute greatly to the preservation of ancient rainforests in Equador, where the material for our corozo buttons comes from.