EMBASSY OF BRICKS AND LOGS

Embassy of Bricks and Logs is on a mission to create quality outerwear with a contemporary fashion appeal, deeply rooted in streetwear culture.

 
 
 

SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES AND TRANSPARANCY

 

MANUFACTURING

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For the Embassy, it’s important that beautiful items are made beautifully, too. Fair labor conditions and safe working conditions are a must.

All our outerwear is designed in Germany and proudly manufactured in China. For our sweats, we have partners in both Turkey and Portugal. From the very beginning, we made it a point to work with smaller production partners, who are in need of the business, and are keen to grow together with us – while maintaining a friendly, even familiar vibe. We only work with partners who can guarantee good working conditions for their employees. Through regular visits EMB Staff can assure high ethical standards, a good approach to working conditions and fair payment of the garment workers in every facility.

Due to the small-business-approach, Embassy is able to ensure that every production step is done in-house: No outsourcing to other, undisclosed facilities, no secret sub–contracting. It's our goal to create stable business opportunities, longevity, and sustainable planning for our production partners.

From our personal point of view, a real connection and a personal touch can tell us more than a certificate ever could. Now that being said, getting certified throughout our supply chain is one of our main goals when it comes to the production process. We're on our way!


MATERIAL

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Most of our fabric suppliers are from South-Korea. South-Korea is a highly developed country and offers the best fabrics in the textile industry of the Far East, comparable to what Italy means to Europe.

Our materials are bought from manufacturers that are mostly certificated (oeko-tex or blue sign), such as YKK, Thermore and others.

For our padding, we use faux down fillings and paddings. In this area of expertise, we‘re constantly doing research, talking to new suppliers and trying to find new angles. The sustainable market has become a very dynamic one and so we‘re on the lookout for new, exciting finds always. We understand it as part of the brand‘s DNA to find the best solution for each item we create. 

 For example, one of the padding materials we use is called Thermore®, a Faux-Down material made from recycled PET-bottles from the world‘s oceans. One Embassy-coat made with Thermore® contains up to 10 PET-bottles.

We also work with the very innovative Sorona® – a material trademarked by DuPont®, –which offers highly functional down filings made of renewably sources such as i.e. corn.

 Last but not least, we use T3 Eco made insulation by Thermolite® – Thermolite®´s inventor Invista is well known in the industry for innovative brands such as Lycra@ or Cordura®.

For the insulation used in Embassy coats, the fibers are made of 100% recycled Polyester.

The mesh-lining in Embassy coats is eco-tex certified. Other linings are made of 100% recycled Polyester.

Our sweat materials are made from 100% organic cotton, some (but not all) of the outer shells are blue sign certified.

The Faux-Fur used in Embassy products is commonly sourced as of now as the look and feel of recycled materials isn‘t up to the quality standards we‘ve set for ourselves. We are, however, always searching for recycling-based or otherwise eco-friendly alternatives.

We only use high quality zippers by YKK which are blue sign certified. All accessories (press buttons, zipper pullers, eyelets and so on) are bluesign-products as well.

GOALS

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We‘re dreaming big. We want to keep offering some of the best jackets out there – but we want to, step by step, replace commonly sourced materials through more sustainable options as soon as they get available.

  • We aim for 60% of the overall production run to be made of recycled and/or organic materials for F/W 2019

  • We want to extend that to 80% of the the overall production by the end of 2021

  • We want to make the final goal of putting out a 100% sustainable collection a reality by 2023

 
 

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