The fashion industry is in the midst of a deep moral and ethical crisis. Cheap labour is being continuously exploited with poor working conditions overseas and traditionally manufactured cotton using upwards of 25 perfect of the world's entire agrochemicals. Cottonseed is an environmentally conscious clothing label. We do our utmost to reuse and recycle fabrics and materials, as well as use organic fabrics where possible.
Cottonseed is about hand made garments and the tradition of the craft. Drawing on a wide range of cultural craft techniques, the garments are created by women of a range of backgrounds and ethnicities. Our clothing is comfortable, not age or class exclusive and it is designed to compliment your existing wardrobe. Our minimal, timeless aesthetic separates us from rapidly moving trends.
Created as a community enterprise by the NSEWT, Cottonseed aims to provide the organisation with an alternative to grant-dependence and an opportunity to be financially self-sufficient and sustainable. In doing so, we will essentially become a private-not-for-profit organisation. Our workers are paid the labour costs for producing a garment, with any profit being fed back into the enterprise to cover operating costs.
Cottonseed aims to be this form of employment, and our ethos and background will give us a competitive advantage over sweatshop produced clothing.