Sustainable Fabric Choices

Organic Cotton

We use organic cotton in our jersey shirts and tees, and we’re expanding the use of organic materials across our whole range.

Cotton is a “thirsty” crop that can require a lot of resources to produce. We work with suppliers who are certified to Global Organic Textile Standard, and use Oco-tex cotton, which strictly regulates the way the fabric is processed, paying careful attention to the use of dyes and finishes. As a result, it is certified free from harmful chemicals and perfectly safe for human use.

Recycled Polyester

At Mistral, where possible, we try our best to reduce the impact we have on pollution when it comes to our choice of fabrics and fibres.

Recycled polyester (rPET) uses PET as a raw material which is often found in water bottles. The plastic is sterilised, crushed and then spun into a new yarn. This can then be developed into a fibre and blended into fabric and be used to make new garments. According to a 2017 research study, recycled polyester uses 79% less carbon emissions than ordinary polyester.

LENZING™ Ecovero Viscose

At Mistral we use LENZING™ ECOVERO™ viscose and this can be found in a selection of our dresses, tunics and scarves.

Made from certified renewable wood sources which use a responsible production process, LENZING™ ECOVERO™ fibers contribute to a cleaner environment and meet the highest environmental standards. The wood, which is the raw material needed to make Viscose, comes from from certified and controlled sources from sustainably managed forests. This type of viscose production also has significantly reduces water usage and CO2 emissions.

RWS Wool

When sourcing wool for our knitwear, we ensure that the sources are ethical and comply with high standards.

The RWS is an independent, voluntary standard. This certification ensures that on the farms, sheep are treated ethically and with respect to their Five Freedoms. This certification also ensures good practices in the overall management and protection of the land.

The RWS certification ensures that wool from certified farms can be identified and tracked throughout the processing stages.

Leftover fabric

We use leftover material to make scrunchies and have also started to make other products such as tote bags. We will be looking at other options to use up any excess fabric in the future, with the ultimate goal of removing all excess waste from our manufacturing processes.

Finally, any samples or slightly faulty clothes which are not sold in our warehouse sales are sent to New Life Charity for resale or recycle.