At OMNES, our aim is to always use the lowest impact fabrics possible for our designs, prioritising natural, recycled and recyclable materials and continuing to diversify our collections with new sustainable fibres and innovations.
Producing textiles requires the farming and production of raw materials, harvesting of resources, water and energy usage, and potentially hazardous chemicals and dyes. By making responsible textile choices, considering not only the quality, feel, and functionality, but also the ethics and sustainability of a fabric, we can lessen the environmental and social impact of our designs and protect the future of our planet.
Here are the materials we are currently using:
LENZING ™ ECOVERO™-branded viscose
A lightweight and drapey fabric, LENZING™ ECOVERO™ viscose is produced using raw material wood pulp – a renewable resource that will eventually biodegrade naturally - derived from responsibly managed forests.
Organic or BCI Cotton
Natural, biodegradable, and plant-derived, we always choose Organic or BCI Cotton over conventional cotton. Organic certification ensures that the cotton fibre has been grown without the use of synthetic pesticides and fertilisers to preserve biodiversity, biological cycles and soil well-being. BCI cotton is sourced from Better Cotton Institute (BCI) licensed farmers, who have received training on water efficiency, caring for soil health and natural habitats, reducing the use of harmful chemicals and applying decent work principles and are implementing this system.
Satin-like and silky smooth, our Recycled Polyester fabric is made from post-consumer plastic bottles certified by the Global Recycle Standard. Recycled polyester provides a less impactful alternative to conventional polyester as it does not use virgin resource but makes use of consumer waste that would otherwise have gone to landfill.
Soft and supple, our denim is produced by Bossa – a fabric mill in Turkey that has embedded sustainability into its operations - and is made from a blend of TENCEL™ Lyocell and Organic or BCI Cotton. Our black and grey colourways also utilise REFIBRA™ technology, which takes production cotton scraps and upcycles them into new TENCEL™ Lyocell fibres, contributing to a circular economy.
Biodegradable, recyclable, natural, long-lasting, easily repairable…the list of wool’s eco-credentials goes on and on. We use super soft Merino wool and Mongolian wool.