Fabrics and Production
At Lavender Hill Clothing we only use the best factories in Europe and take the greatest care in sourcing and manufacturing our goods and want you to know where everything comes from.
By carefully sourcing our raw materials and manufacturing all of our products ourselves, we are able to take great care in ensuring only the best quality for our customers. We require complete transparency with regards to where our raw materials come from, and we monitor our supply chain closely for quality control, which is paramount to our business ideology.
Please take a moment to click on the images above to look through the different processes of manufacturing our t-shirts and scarves.
.(1) The Fabric Factory:
Our fabric is knitted specifically for us.
Location: Austria Established: 1907
About the Factory: A leading specialist in knitted fabrics, the factory is renowned for producing an exceptional quality of goods and for its environmental focus.
About the raw material: Using Lenzing Modal® and cotton yarns our knitter combines the two fibres to produce our super soft cotton and modal blend. More information...
- What is Modal: Modal is a natural fibre produced in beech trees as a result of the photosynthesis process. Beech forests which thrive in Northern and Central Europe, are a natural and sustainable source as they do not require artificial irrigation or planting. Full integration at the Lenzing site in Austria means the Lenzing Modal® is produced in a CO2 neutral environment, making the fibre both ecologically and environmentally friendly.
Cotton: Cotton was introduced to Europe in 800 A.D. by Arab Merchants and has since been a key material in our everyday lives. Cotton is a natural, durable, soft and absorbent fibre making it the perfect blending component for Lenzing Modal®.
About the construction process: In order to make the fabric, over 100 yarn spools are placed on the knitting machine which can take over three hours to thread. The yarns are passed through two sets of needles that loops and combines the yarns together to make the fabric. The fabric is knitted in the cylindrical method and then cut, dyed (we use only the most environmentally friendly dyes available), washed and dried before passing through the final quality control check.
An overview of the process: