While we preference natural materials, synthetics are used within our collections for specific reasons such as performance, durability and comfort.


Synthetic materials are made from non-renewable resources and their production is an energy and chemical-intensive process.

When using synthetic materials, we aim to prioritise those that are recycled, however still have some way to go before this is rolled out across the majority of our collections.


A microfibre is an extremely fine synthetic fibre. These fibres have been identified as a major contributor to ocean pollution. Every time you wash your synthetic clothing, it can shed tiny, almost invisible fibres that travel to our waterways. A solution you can act on now is to use a washing bag such as Guppyfriend that reduces microfibre pollution during washing.