OUR MATERIALS - are they sustainable?

NEM pieces are created using deadstock fabrics from national production companies or local ateliers.

WHAT'S DEADSTOCK?

It refers to the surplus fabrics of textile factories, or studios, that don’t have a purpose; they can have different sources:

  • Fabric that didn’t meet the desired production/ordered criteria (eg: colours, pattern, technical specifications);
  • MOQ - sometimes the production process enables a fabric to produce more than actually ordered as it is more efficient to do so, and a loss is taken into account;
  • Fabrics will sometimes purposely produce extra of certain “basic” fabrics as they know they will eventually sell;
  • In the creation of some pieces or in certain decorations elements, after cutting, "scraps" may be generated sometimes with only a few cm others with a couple meters.

WHY IS IT A GOOD OPTION?

Deadstock fabric is the perfect win/win: by using textiles that are already produced, we contribute to the reduction of the eco-footprint associated with fashion.

CAN YOUR FABRICS HAVE PLASTIC IN THE COMPOSITION?

Yes, some of the fabrics we use include different forms of plastic such as poliester or nylon. We have a limited pool to choose from, so sometimes we don't have much say in the composition of the fabrics (although we always ensure the quality of them and that they agree with the time of the year); that said our first priority will always be to reduce the amount of waste and the impact we have on the planet :) we will not purchase fabrics just so we can advertise a "clear" composition if that does not meat our base criteria.