About Free Natives:
Free Natives is made up of a small, evolving collection of non-seasonal pieces. We use specially selected, organically certified fabrics to create hard working garments for you to work, play and shake your thing in. Each piece is made slowly and mindfully in the English countryside, tucked away in a peaceful spot on the Welbeck Estate.
There's a sense of fleeting beauty when it comes to the availability of our dyed pieces and the colours we use. Reflecting nature we work with the seasons and with what we're provided.
Come spring you can expect to see optimistic greens and yellows, while in the peak of summer parched lands create a more muted palette. Then as Autumn begins to roll in you see hues deepen and become more intense like the weather.
We believe in clothes that are good for the planet, and good for you. All of our cotton and denim is GOTs certified and ethically sourced. Our clothing is dyed with 100% natural dyes, keeping toxic chemicals out of our water sources and far away our bodies.
We source our organic denim and cotton from Ganesh and his family company in Kerala, South India.
It's made in a very artisan, hands on fashion, being woven on small power looms or handlooms in runs of just 100 - 300m. It is then hand rolled and selvedge printed into 25m rolls.
The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is the worldwide leading textile processing standard for organic fibres, including ecological and social criteria, backed up by independent certification of the entire textile supply chain.
We currently pre-treat, dye, cut and sew all garments in house from the idyllic Harley Studios on the Welbeck Estate in Nottinghamshire. This gives us great control over our quality and the chance to keep costs for you down.
As we grow, we plan to work increasingly with local makers and creatives.
We believe everybody should be able to afford good, honest, ethical clothing, and being able to shop better shouldn’t be a luxury.
Free Natives garments are priced according to material and dye costs, labour involved, transport and duties. We wont make you pay extra for a name, promise.
To properly care for your plant dyed garments, wash on cold with like colours and an eco detergent.
Hang to dry in a shady/breezy spot.
Colours will fade if left in the sun.
Some dyes react to citrus.
Over long periods of time the plant dyes are likely to fade and you may wish to re dye.
We feel it is a beautiful part of the garments life cycle to let it change naturally, and would encourage you for the sake of the garment and the environment not to over wash.
As our fabric is done by real humans it leaves space for error, but we quite like this.
We make every effort to work around imperfections on the fabric but it is not always possible and causes excess waste. Please embrace any signs of error in the fabrics weave like we do. It has been made by loving, fairly paid hands.