Here at Yaitte we are committed to building a slow, considered and responsible business.
"ALONE WE CAN DO SO LITTLE. TOGETHER WE CAN DO SO MUCH". ~ Helen Keller
The environmental footprint of the fashion and textiles industry is very damaging, and one of the leading causes of climate change. As a clothing brand, this is a problem that we take extremely seriously.
Our ethos centres on a slow and seasonless capsule collection that builds into a workable wardrobe for the modern woman who travels.
We utilise sustainable materials that have been carefully sourced to produce luxurious investment pieces that can last a lifetime.
Our wool (washed, combed, dyed and spun exclusively in Italy) comes from farms carefully selected by our mill Lanecadarte. A family of entrepreneurs passionately operating in the wool business since 1663. The precious raw material and Italian skills, culture and tradition result in the excellence of the yarn and like a fine wine, matures. Improving after each wash, time after time. Sustainability is important to our mill and the yarn wool supports SustainaWOOLTM for eco-sustainability in animal welfare.
All our knitted garments are made in England using STOLL technology. Founded over 145 years ago, we work with a STOLL specialist in providing highly sophisticated and innovative knitted garments. Each knitted garment is finished with care, passion and know-how of generations.
BESPOKE DIGITAL PRINTING
Digital textile printing is a more environmentally aware process compared to many of the other traditional printing and dyeing methods. It’s reputation as the eco-friendlier of the printing processes is predominantly measured through the reduced amount of waste inevitably produced. We utilise digital textile printing for all our printed fabric. The inks used by our manufacturer the Silk Bureau are certified as Azo Dye Free. There is less use of chemicals and water than traditional methods, however the use of water is unavoidable, by investing in high tech equipment our manufacturer has reduced the water consumption the minimum required to achieve production. The disposal of waste water is treated through approved channels and vetted by the local authority as effluent friendly.
Our Silk Turband Collection was crafted from our silk satin offcuts, reducing waste in production. Wastage is an issue at all stages of a garments life span and we do what we can to reduce waste at each stage in our process. We work very hard to keep our cutting as tight as possible, not only to ensure we reduce our footprint but to also minimise costs which is always passed on to you, the customer.
We want to ensure that we utilise every inch of our fabrics by designing efficiently and re-using all our material. Creating unique and sustainable branded products - we give a new lease of life to our production offcuts for our customers. Each piece is handmade in the UK.
We have worked with our Italian Shirting Mill Canclini weaving a striped organic cotton shirting which we will be launching next year. Organic clothing is clothing made from materials raised in or grown in compliance with organic agricultural standards. Our new shirting will be GOTS certified.
We will also be finishing our shirts with our new branded buttons which are made from 100% polyester in a mock mother-of-pearl finish. MOP buttons were once a staple of high-end tailored shirts, jackets and coats but their origins are now rarely seen so we have decided to move away and have chosen a more sustainable alternative. Our new shirt buttons are more durable, requiring less chemicals and processing achieving the look we desire.
As a brand based upon travel and exploration, the ocean is hugely important to us. Oceans, seas and coastal areas form an integrated and essential component of the Earth’s ecosystem and are critical to sustainable development. We are mindfully sourcing packaging created from recyclable material. Our aim is to use recyclable boxes and bespoke tissue paper by mid 2020.
"QUALITY OVER QUANTITY".
We are embarking on an honest and transparent journey as we actively source sustainable materials and ethical manufacturing processes.
SUSTAINABLE WOOL. Knits crafted with yarn wool which supports SustainaWOOLTM for eco-sustainability in animal welfare.
BESPOKE DIGITAL PRINTING. Environmentally aware process utilised for signature prints with inks certified as Azo Dye Free.
SILK OFF-CUTS. Silk Turband collection launched crafted from silk off-cuts to give a new lease of life to waste material.
ORGANIC COTTON GOTS CERTIFIED. Organic cotton shirting range launched.
RECYCLABLE PACKAGING and bespoke tissue paper by mid 2020.