sustainable Materials & Dyes
As a sustainable brand we are committed to demonstrating and showcasing alternative ways of consuming and producing what we wear. Practising sustainable materials lead design ensures our clothing is considered from crop to maker, and further considered by adhering to certifications such as GOTS.
Point To Point exclusively use natural sustainable materials that will biodegrade when disposed of. Using natural and azo-free dyes, our materials are free from harmful chemicals. This creates a circular design process safe for the planet and the people.
"We exclusively use sustainable natural fibres and chemical free dyes."
Khadi fabrics are hand spun and handwoven on manual looms by artisans, meaning no polluting resources are consumed during the entire process.
Khadi production is crucial in the creation of rural work for small communities in India, since it is completely self sufficient and a reliable source of income.
Khadi weaving is part of India’s cultural identity, being the backbone of the country’s textile industry.
Organic cotton production is grown without the use of toxic pesticides and fertilisers which helps to maintain soil fertility and build biologically diverse agriculture.
Whilst having a low impact on the environment, the absence of harmful chemicals also benefits and prolongs the health and welfare of the farmers. We use GOTS certified organic cotton wherever possible.
This means the cotton is grown and processed using only approved methods of production. Being GOTS certified not only means the organic cotton is a more sustainable material, it also means there is no forced or child labour involved and all workers are paid a fair wage.
Synthetic dyeing is the most polluting and energy intensive process involved in the making of our clothes. Once the textiles are dyed, the cheapest way for factories to dispose of the chemical-laden wastewater is to dump it into nearby rivers and lakes.
The communities we work with rely on these local water sources for drinking and domestic hygiene. We use natural dyes made from plants, vegetables and natural mordants to protect local freshwater. These include indigo, turmeric, chamomile, madder, alum, mustard and salts.
Lotus flowers are used for ceremonial celebrations, yet the stems are left in the water. Extracting lotus fibres from the stems creates rural work for artisans, ensuring the ancient craft lives on.
The art of weaving lotus fabric has been forgotten because of the slow, rural nature of the production process and synthetic materials are cheaper and faster to produce.
Known to be the world’s first natural microfibre, lotus fibres are extremely absorbent, yet stain resistant due to the plants’ natural water repellent properties.
Billions of tonnes of banana stems are thrown away every year to make way for the new fruiting shoots. Weaving fabric from the stem fibres is a logical solution to the waste created after harvesting, creating further rural work for farming communities.
Banana fabric is breathable, strong, durable and naturally water resistant meaning the fabric is less likely to stain.
Peace, ’Eri’ or ‘Ahisma’ silk production allows the silk worm to emerge from their cocoon to complete its natural life cycle. When uninhabited, the cocoons are harvested to be washed, spun and woven into silk fabric.
Wool is a natural material that has been used for thousands of years. It provides warmth, breathability and all-weather protection.
Wool is a material and renewable resource. Every year, new wool grows on a sheep’s back and can be removed without any harm to the animal.
We use organic and non-organic wool in our clothing. Organic wool comes from farms who use no chemical fertilisers or pesticides, putting their sheep and the environment first.
Linen is made from the fibre of the flax plant. Flax is a regenerative crop that enriches the soil, improving the quality of the next crop by 20 to 30%. Linen fibres is one of the most sustainable materials as it is more durable and consume less water than cotton.
The fabric has naturally temperature regulating and anti-bacterial properties, meaning it needs less washing and can be worn comfortably all year round.
Recycled & Repurposed
During the production of our clothing we accumulate thousands of material offcuts. We then create unique one off pieces from these offcuts to practise zero waste design and making.
Every so often, we come across amazing vintage fabrics and old drapery to create limited edition pieces that repurpose and reuse preloved textiles.