Eliminating waste is another matter close to our hearts. Across the textile industry, over-production of garments accounts for 25% of all clothing made, and on average items are thrown away after seven wears. The impact of disposing of these garments – they will most likely end up in landfill – has a highly-detrimental impact on our environment. At Bamford we produce a limited number of items each season and design our collections with longevity in mind.
We pride ourselves on working with suppliers who share our values for sustainability – like our supplier of Irish tweed in Donegal, which uses hydro wind as a renewable energy source to provide electricity. Traditional methods of textile manufacture, such as hand-spinning and hand-weaving, call for much lower energy consumption than their machine-made counterparts. So not only do they result in more beautiful pieces, they’re kinder to our environment too. Each season, inside every hero Bamford piece, we sew a tiny, handmade porcelain heart into a pocket. It’s just a small reminder of the beauty of ‘slow fashion’ - and the longevity of sustainably-produced clothing.