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Our Natural Fabrics

FéRí products are made using ‘reclaimed fabrics’ (see more under next heading below) OR natural fabrics. All of the ‘new’ fabrics that we are responsible for producing (Orange Crepe, Organic Cotton, Silk and Irish Linen) are made of natural fibres. Natural fibres are biodegradable, unlike polyesters and other petroleum derived and plastic based fabrics which and do not decompose over time often ending up in landfill and shedding particles into the worlds water systems.

Organic Cotton is a vegan product made from natural seeds and has a lower impact on the environment than conventional cotton. It is grown without the use of toxic pesticides and fertilisers. Instead it uses methods and materials that replenish and maintain soil fertility and ensure a safer working environment for the farmers and manufactures. All of the organic cotton we use is *Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certified. (see more below)

Orange fiber is a textile made by extracting the cellulose from the fibers discarded from citrus fruits by-products that would otherwise be thrown away. The peels are processed to extract the cellulose that is spun to form the final yarn. The final yarn or fabrics are then dyed, printed & coloured to create fabric. Finally, a biodegradable material like silk is produced which is soft to touch and shiny in appearance, suitable to be woven with any type of existing yarn. We source EPFC (Ecological Plant Fiber Certified) standard orange fibre , third party certified by the *Global Organic Textile Standard

*The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is the worldwide leading textile processing standard for organic fibres. It ensures the organic status of textiles from the harvesting of the raw materials, through environmentally and socially responsible manufacturing, all the way to labelling in order to provide credible assurance to the consumer.

*What is Third-Party Certification?
Third-party certification means that independent organization has reviewed the manufacturing process of a fabric and has independently determined that the final product complies with all standards for quality, safety and production. It covers material reviews, testing and facility inspections.

Remade & Deadstock

At FéRí we love and value the story of a garment or fabric. We are interested in the story of where clothes come from and where they end up. We aim to be a no-waste company and we repurpose the fabric we can’t use. We constantly ask where and why something is made, and by whom. End-of-roll fabrics also known as ‘deadstock fabric’ destined for landfill, are combined with hand embroidered textiles ( vintage table cloths, napkins) and locally sourced Irish linen to create unique pieces that embody and continue the story of the brand.

Our motto at FéRí is ‘Wear. Care. Mend. Lend’ and it is key to everything we do. We are a brand born out of creativity and resourcefulness. The love of up-cycling is embedded in the FéRí ethos. One of the ways in which we are accomplishing our sustainability goals (and having a lot of crafty fun) is by eliminating our waste output. We do this by up-cycling and re-claiming any of our unsold fabric and pieces from previous collections. We don’t believe in discounting our designs dramatically below their worth. Instead, we value each and every fabric we work with and enjoy the creative challenge of making something new from something old.

Wear. Care. Mend. Lend