We work with materials which allow us to prioritise longevity. We use certified organic cotton for its versatility and breathability, and plant-based alternatives to plastic buttons. Here’s a bit more about our materials and why we use them:
11-wale organic cotton corduroy
superlight organic cotton
organic cotton jersey
The thread we use contains polyester for strength, meaning your garment will withstand more wear. We are always looking for organic alternatives which don’t compromise on strength. Our jersey products do contain some elastane around the collar and ribbed cuff. This is for fit and ease of wear. Our organic cotton socks do contain 9% recycled nylon and 1% elastane for ease of wear.
a note about dye
Fabric dye results in a more consistent colour, whereas dyeing the whole garment after production can result in uneven colouring. We are able to use a wider range of colours with fabric dyeing, and the colour is longer lasting, because the dye penetrates the fabric more deeply. We choose to dye our fabric 10% darker, then wash it to achieve our desired colour, which means customers experience less shrinkage and colour loss when they wash their Uskees at home. There’s also less waste, and less water used in the dye process overall, which makes it the best choice for us.