What is Fashion Revolution Week?
Fashion Revolution Week is a campaign set up by the charity Fashion Revolution and is running from 16th – 25th April. During this week brands and producers are being encouraged to show their transparency by using the hashtag #imadeyourclothes.
What does Fashion Revolution do?
Fashion Revolution is a non-profit global movement based in over 100 countries around the world. They aim to transform the fashion industry with a focus on transparency in the fashion supply chain. With the main question being ‘Who Made My Clothes?’
Peregrine – Our Story
Here at Peregrine, we are incredibly proud of our history in manufacturing. Peregrine was set up by Thomas Glover in 1796 in Leicestershire. Peregrine has now been passed down through eight generations of the Glover Family and we still manufacture everything in our own factory here in England.
Every step from the very first design to the finishing stitch has been executed here in the UK and we are extremely proud of this. We can control everything about the garment production from start to finish and we have a close working relationship with the team at our Manchester based factory. We want our customers to be excited about where their clothing comes from.
We hold pride in Peregrine being a 100% traceable brand. We believe that clothing should only be made of natural, biodegradable materials so that is why we use wool and cotton in our production. Research shows that more than 92% of the microplastics found in Arctic waters were microfibres – 73% of these were made of polyester and were of the same diameter and a wide range of colours as those used in clothes.
When wool is disposed of in soil or water, it takes a very short time to break down, whereas most synthetics and plastics are extremely slow to degrade, if at all. We truly love wool here at Peregrine and believe it is the most sustainable fabric available.