bellaobastian´s manufacturers are situated in central Tallinn, Estonia, with controlled standards and limited transportation.
The Swedish production is carried out by tailors in the studio of bellaobastian placed in the textile city of Borås, connected to the long history of quality apparel production and high end fashion education.
90% % Estonia, Tallinn (Manufacturing) Transportation by truck.
10 % Sweden, Borås (Tailoring) No transportation.MATERIAL
The choice of materials is a combination of fibre composition and transportation distance as well as consumer use and quality life span. The materials are an important contribution to bellaobastian’s concept of long term products.
60 % of the fabrics used for Spring/Summer 2013 have a minimal environmental impact in both production and transportation.
The 100% wool we have used for capes, shirts, trousers, collars and coats is from a Swedish supplier and producer located 500 meters from our studio in Borås. The production of this wool took place in Borås until 2005 and today bellaobastian use the left over material as a sustainable alternative.
It is an honour to use local fabrics from a once thriving textile industry. Especially such fine wool with the true abilities of high quality wool; to warm in winter and cool in summer.CRADLE TO CRADLE WOOL
bellaobastian´s has used cradle-to-cradle certified wool for our outdoor products since 2012. The cradle-to-cradle system insures a production process with zero waste or dangerous emissions. The cradle-to-cradle wool is totally compostable and recyclable as a result of a clean production.
Today the suppliers of cradle-to-cradle wool are extremely limited which unfortunately brings us to transport by plane from the US until a greater supply exists.AREAS OF IMPROVEMENT
The artificial fibers in bellaobastian’s garments are polyester, elastane and viscose. For these fabrics we are not able to guarantee a 100% ethical and sustainable production although it is important for us to rely on our suppliers. We are always in the process of improving our material choices in the aspects of manufacturing, transportation and use.
We prefer to work in materials with gentle use and qualities that last. We are however aware of the limitations of being a small brand which make it impossible to always ensure and control the chain from field to fabric.
Wool - High quality left over wool produced in Borås, Sweden. No transportationWOOL OUTDOOR
Outdoor wool – 70% Produced in Italy, raw material from Italy. Transported by truck.
30% Cradle-to-cradle woolSILK
Raw silk - U.S supplier. Unfortunately transported by plane.POLYESTER
Polyester chiffon - German supplier, production and raw material from Germany. Transported by truck.KNITTED
Acrylic - left over fabric, Swedish supplier. Transportation by truck.VISOCSE
Viscose jersey - Danish supplier. Transportation by truck.VISOCSE
Viscose lining – 50% Swedish supplier. Transportation by truck.
50% left over fabric from a Swedish high quality supplier. No transportationBUTTONS
Swedish supplier, produced and colored in Borås, Sweden. No transportation.ZIPPERS
Swedish supplier, produced in Germany. Transportation by truck.