We make our wide-leg elasticated trousers in khaki from an organic cotton and hemp woven fabric. The trousers have an elasticated waist with organic cotton and natural rubber elastic. They also have in-seam pockets and gently tapered ankles. They are a comfortable and oversized statement trouser.
We hand make each set of trousers in our workshop in Nottingham, England. Each item is made-to-order, minimising fabric wastage.
77% certified organic cotton and 23% hemp.
We make our trousers from hemp and organic cotton that is OEKO-TEX standard 100 certified as free from harmful chemicals. Organic cotton is more sustainable that regular cotton because the process is based on long-term thinking. Organic cotton farming does not use synthetic insecticides, fungicides, herbicides or fertilisers. Farmers maintain healthy soil through crop rotation, preventing the loss of nutrients into water bodies and so avoiding water pollution and the need for artificial fertilisers. Organic cotton farming also uses significantly less water than ordinary cotton, whereby farmers rely mainly on rainwater. Find out more about organic farming at the Textile Exchange!
Hemp is also a sustainable fabric as it has a high yield (twice as much fibre as flax that is used to make linen) and it has a short growing period such that it can be planted 4 times in a year. Moreover, it returns up to 70% of the nutrients used back into the soil. As if this wasn’t enough, it also requires little water, reduces pests and doesn’t need fertilisers or pesticides. To top it off, hemp is the most carbon negative crop, absorbing more carbon than it produces!
The labels we use are made from recycled fabric that is OEKO-TEX standard 100 certified. We also package the product in recycled paper and ship using reusable and compostable mailbags.
A great resource on sustainable fashion is the Fashion Revolution, including information on what to consider when choosing where and what to buy.
As a brand that value sustainability, we also strive to post informative content on sustainable matters on our Instagram account @fordandguy
Hand or machine washed at 30 degrees C. Drip dry and iron on medium heat. Do not bleach.
To waste less water, energy and to make your clothes last longer:
-wash at cooler temperatures;
-wash your clothes less often;
-and don’t tumble dry.