When choosing a fabric supplier we did a lot of research and chose to work with a local supplier - Potter Textiles to source our linen. Simon, the owner of Potters, has been in the business for 25 years and has built up a solid relationship with the mills they work with and sourcing agents. They source their flax from France and Belgium and it is sent to China to be milled.
They only use 3 to 4 different mills to produce their linen as they can trust them on quality. All the mills for linen meet the Oeko-Tex 100 standard. This standard is checked yearly and mills can supply certifications on request anytime of year.
As part of the mills meeting the Oeko-Tex 100 Standard their dyes have to meet this too. All of their mills use the dye brand DyStar which is Oeko-Tex certified. As Simon also regularly visits the mills we have the assurance from Potters that the workers are working in ethical and safe conditions.
For our custom prints for our Ahimsa Collection we sourced our linen fabric from Sericin Silk. This fabric has been milled and digitally printed in China. Sericin also regularly visits their printing factories and we have the assurance from them that the workers are working in ethical and safe conditions.