We believe that sustainability should be the norm.
For us, it is not a courtesy, but a requirement.
We regularly visit our manufacturing partners to ensure we only work with responsible manufacturing partners. Meals are shared with the factory owners and workers, so we pay a fair price for the production quality to ensure they have enough to look after their families. Building a relationship with our manufacturers and knowing who made our clothes is integral to our brand’s ethos.
We know that you, our customer, share our passion for fair trade and responsible manufacturing. The price of many High Street labels are so low due to disregard for human rights and the planet. Full transparency allows our customer to see how we arrive at the total cost of a garment, empowering the consumer to make a fully informed choice.
To sustain our commitment to the environment, A.C.F reduces the need for any plastic. It will take 1000 years to break down the 1 trillion plastic bags being consumed worldwide each year. Therefore, your new clothes will come delivered in a reusable calico tote.
We’re not perfect but we want to be! As A.C.F grows, we look to renew sustainable sources. All of our garments are made using “deadstock” fabric. This means leasing a new life to fabrics destined for the landfill. We use a lot of Tencel and Viscose fabrics; these materials are recycled and use a fraction of the amount of water and energy used to make cotton.
We are embracing the move towards natural materials such as bamboo and organic cotton. A sustainable future needs every little bit of help to minimise environmental impact.
At A.C.F, we want to love all creatures – not wear them!
This is why none of our fabrics derive from animal materials. This makes all of our products 100% vegan. We do not believe in the use of fur, leather, wool, or silk to make fabrics. This ensures that we make no harmful impact on the animals that we share our planet with.
We use Polyurethane (PU) as a chic leather alternative. Although PU isn’t a perfectly eco-friendly fabric since it is made from synthetic fibres, but it is ‘rescued’ PU, that would otherwise be thrown away. A.C.F buys ‘deadstock’ fabric rolls, leasing a new life to fabrics destined for the landfill.
We have tossed the coin and using deadstock PU wins hands down when it comes to animal welfare.
Our belief is that loved clothes last. To prolong the life of your garments and to ensure you make a lasting impact on the environment, A.C.F has put together a few easy tips on how to Wash Smart