Our design team is constantly seeking out innovative ways to create contemporary and unique products while remaining true to our ethos. Throughout the design process, our team considers printing methods, materials, trims, sampling and more. We welcome new ideas and innovations with an open heart and mind, constantly evolving toward the best long-term solutions to ensure we are as responsible and sustainable as possible.
At FLANNEL, we prioritise quality. From the way our fabric is sourced to the type of stitching used along the hem, we passionately define our quality standards so your pieces can be worn well and often. Our fabrics are chosen to feel soft against the skin. The seams are clean, and the trims are purposeful. Our collections are well-constructed and designed to keep up with you.
We honour craftsmanship and highly-skilled artisanal techniques passed down through generations. This celebration shines through our Italian hand-made footwear, limited-edition prints and durable finishes. Many of our garments feature intricacies which are the handwork of our talented artisans and take many hours and great expertise to produce.
Each FLANNEL collection is considered with precision and care. From the design stage through to the finished garment, we are dedicated to creating pieces that may last a lifetime.
IS FLANNEL FUR FREE?
Yes. Since summer 2021, FLANNEL is fur-free. Instead, we choose to use Sherpa, a synthetic shearling.
DO YOU USE LEATHER?
Yes. While our jackets, footwear and accessories are a small part of our product volume, many styles in these categories use leather. These items are made in Italy, Turkey and Indonesia.
HOW DO YOU SOURCE YOUR CASHMERE?
Our cashmere suppliers have their certificate of membership in the Sustainable Fibre Alliance and are in compliance with the Business Social Compliant Initiative (BSCI) code of conduct.
HOW SUSTAINABLE IS YOUR DENIM?
Our denim production house has professional wastewater and sludge treatment equipment that allows the treated wastewater to reach the discharged standard.
WHAT IS THE PROCESS BEHIND YOUR PRINTED AND DYED FABRICS?
All of our dyeing and printing factories use environmental protection dye for fabrics and trims. We do not use formaldehyde or AZO dyes.
We source alternative eco-friendly products wherever possible, such as environmentally friendly screen-printing ink.
WHAT ECO FABRICS DO YOU USE?
When presented with the option, we choose to use organic cotton which has a notably lower carbon footprint as it uses less fuel, water and energy to produce. It is also safer for workers on cotton plantations as they avoid exposure to harmful chemicals.
DO YOU USE RECYCLED FABRICS?
Yes. We work with techniques and electronic pattern systems that allow for minimal offcuts. However, in instances of offcuts, our design team creates a garment or accessory utilising them.
DO YOU USE ANY CHEMICALS IN YOUR PRODUCTION?
All of our dyeing and printing factories use environmental protection dye. We do not use formaldehyde or AZO dyes.
There is no PCB's or asbestos used in any of the garment manufacturing processes.
MANY OF YOUR GARMENTS ARE PRE-WASHED; HOW ARE THE GARMENTS DRIED POST-WASHING?
Where possible, we air dry our garments post-washing in order to minimise energy consumption.