Glocalization is the term that describes how we work. Use the best natural products from all over the world (Global) and process and produce locally (Local). That goes for ourselves and our suppliers.
The best sheep for the super Merino wool live mainly in Australia and New Zealand, and the beautiful Alpaca and Vicuña wool is from South America. So far, silkworms have not warmed to the Northern European climate, and most Cashmir goats walk around in Mongolia and China.
But the sustainable and honest processing of these wonderful materials is mainly done in the United Kingdom. This country was the cradle of the development of the centuries-old craft of spinning and weaving these luxury products into high-quality fabrics.
In addition to the recognised fabric suppliers that produce in the United Kingdom, SheSuit buys exclusive fabrics from various other global suppliers who can prove that they make their fabrics in a sustainable way, with care for man and environment, working in accordance with international guidelines.
We are aware that there are not enough sheep on this earth to meet the current demand for wool. This goes for other products as well, including cotton and silk. So we will have to use the available resources in a smarter way, if we do not want to just exploit our planet even more, but want to give something back as well.
A SheSuit is a wise investment. There is no waste of resources. Furthermore, the couture pieces and fabrics used are suited for reuse and recycling. Besides that, we are always looking for alternative fabrics and materials that fit in with our philosophy.
We gladly refer to Léa Silk in this context – the finest hand-woven silk, dyed without harmful chemicals, produced locally and small-scale, the proceeds going to the Ban Reng Khai Foundation.
SheSuit does not have any stocks, buying only what is necessary, what the customer wants. We produce nothing that hasn’t been asked for.
Product development and production is also done in-house. From designing the technical drawings and making the patterns to cutting, processing and stitching all fabrics and materials required until the unique couture piece is finished.
This saves a lot of worldwide transport and waste.
Because we make everything in-house, we know like no other how clothing may be adjusted or parts may be replaced. With the seam allowances, for instance, we take account of the fact that women may add or lose weight. Hey, what else is new?
Maybe a small accident has occurred, or a certain part has worn a little quicker, as a result of which a collar or sleeve me have to be replaced. In many cases this is not a problem and a fitting solution is at hand.
In any case, do not hesitate to contact us to see what the options are. It would be a shame if you would no longer be able to wear that comfortable jacket because it has become too tight or too wide, or because there’s a tear in the sleeve.
As we work mainly with natural materials, such as 100% wool or 100% silk, these can be easily recycled. But if the garments are no longer wearable, please return them to us.
We can separate the other materials used form the natural materials and offer them for recycling.