Since their launch in 2008 Beaumont Organic have been working to pave the way for fashion to have a more sustainable future.
This is what they do to be sustainable:
Organic cotton remains at the centre of their collection. From the moment the cotton is planted they trace it through the production process. All their cotton is GOTS certified, telling them where it was grown and knitted, and ensuring that no pesticides, chemicals or GMO seeds are used in the production. Crops are rotated to maintain a healthy soil and reduce water consumption.
Beaumonts linen is produced from natural flax fibres, hand spun using tradition sustainable techniques.
This process takes time, care and a lot of hard work, but the finished product is incredibly hard wearing and durable meaning that well cared for linen clothing can last for decades.
Beaumont takes wool sourcing very seriously and only use wool from the EU where there are very strict laws on farming. All their wool is harvested according to non-mulesing practices in line with animal rights recommendations. They visit factories regularly, sometimes unannounced, and where possible they have moved to recycled yarns in an effort to re-use rather than produce more.
They only work with factories in the EU which pay fair wages and provide good working conditions for their staff. We visit regularly and speak to them daily.
They pay fair prices for our products based on the average salaries in the country and the quality of the manufacturing, and we give large lead times for production to ensure the factory workers can manage their orders within their working day and do not need to work longer hours.
End of roll
All factories contain huge amounts of unused fabric rolls which are left around in warehouses. These fabrics are often produced using environmentally damaging methods, but then the product is wasted.
Where possible they use these fabrics in an effort to reduce the waste material going to landfill. They believe using ‘end of rolls’ is just as important as using organic and sustainable fabrics. This also results in a more unique garment as ‘end of roll’ styles are typically very limited in number.