At Milldred, we think what you wear on the outside makes you feel good on the inside. The right clothes matter.
Every pair of dungarees we sell has been consciously crafted, from the people we work with, to the certified organic cotton and dyes we use, and the packaging we send you.
Our supple yet sturdy organic cotton (think Denim) will always be sustainably grown, fairly-traded and regulated. It’s GOTS-certified.
Universally, the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is the leading certification for organic fibres. It demands transparency and accountability by ensuring low impact chemicals are used, water and energy consumption are monitored, and wastewater is treated with care. And, importantly, factory conditions are safe and workers’ rights are protected.
Organic cotton doesn’t just feel softer on the skin, it's kinder to the environment. We’re talking 91% less water than regular cotton. It produces fewer greenhouse gas emissions and omits the use of harmful fertilisers and pesticides, as it’s grown with natural alternatives.
We take an all
or nothing approach, so our dyes and labels are all organic too. Our branded packaging is recycled and recyclable and all of our cards and tags are FSC certified. The Forest Stewardship Council only certifies forests that meet the highest environmental and social standards.
We’re proud to be working with a fellow female founder, Mona Mourad, and her production house Best Karma Design, in Mumbai, India. Her team are trusted experts who’ve spent decades building a network of specialist suppliers. As a result, fashion startups like us can access the resources typically available only to larger, established businesses.
THE END RESULT?
We don’t follow seasons or trends. Instead, we work to batches.
‘Batch’ is short for small-batch production. The fashion industry discourages these limited runs, as they spell less profit for more work. But sustainably, small-batch production means less waste and fewer resources. It’s a tortoise-and-the-hare fashion fable (and we know who wins, eventually.)
Each batch of our dungarees is made just once, but designed to last a lifetime.