The Autonomous Collections
What characterises The Autonomous Collections is their contemporary urban design aesthetic with fabrication techniques and cultural influences from around the world. They are a womenswear brand but with some unisex pieces.
Their process is to design first, then find ways to create each step responsibly. Kim and her team hand make all of the products in their studio in East London ensuring each garment has its own unique characteristic.
Their mission to be as responsible and ethical as possible and to inspire other brands to follow.
Sourcing & Supplier Transparency
Their focus is to use as many natural/organic fibres as possible with in their design. But it depends on their story behind the collections. It may be that they create a one off or limited pieces within the collection that up-cycles, or uses up leftover fabrics in them.
They also have some fabrics from a factory in Spain that use the cabbage from the factory floor. After the garments have been cut they re-spin the fibres into new fabrics (therefore the exact mixed yarn origin is not always known).
Some of their acrylic yarns used in the weaving process are from the Woman’s Institute. If they use manmade fibres they take into consideration those supporting good causes throughout the world.
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