Christopher Raeburn is a British fashion designer that creates menswear, womenswear, and accessories from surplus fabrics. He uses a unique and innovative approach to design responsible and intelligent fashion for a global audience.
The ethical and sustainable fashion designer operates a collaborative, creative fashion studio where daily design meets responsible production, alongside monthly events, discussions, and workshops.
Christopher Raeburn is passionate about innovative and responsible design. He uses sustainable materials such as organic cotton to create a wide range of casual clothing with fairly priced quality and craftsmanship.
Sustainability Rating: 6/10
Category: Clothing, bags, shoes, accessories
For: Women, men
Type: Basics, knitwear, loungewear, outerwear, boots
Style: Casual, haute couture
Sizes: XS-2XL, 0-10 (US), 6-16 (UK), 32-42 (EU), 6-16 (AU)
Fabrics: Cotton, polyester, nylon, spandex, leather, wool, silk
100% Organic: No
100% Vegan: No
Ethical & Fair: Yes
Producing country: United Kingdom, Portugal, China, not transparent enough
Certifications: GOTS, OCS, FSC, REACH
Raeburn changes the world through circular design. It takes responsibility and sustainability seriously to raise awareness of the environmental impact of fashion.
The luxury designer brand uses recyclable and biodegradable packaging, joins the 1% For The Planet movement, and offers free lifetime repairs.
Raeburn uses a high proportion of sustainable materials such as organic cotton and recycled synthetic fabrics such as recycled polyester and regenerated nylon.
Its organic fabrics are GOTS or OCS certified, widely recognized certification standards that guarantee sustainable processes, environmentally friendly, and socially responsible conditions.
Raeburn produces some collections in the United Kingdom, China, and Portugal.
However, the designer brand isn't transparent enough. It doesn't publish a list of its manufacturing and processing facilities on its corporate website.
Raeburn provides very little information regarding how it chooses its suppliers. It doesn't state how often audits are conducted to ensure ethical and sustainable production, ethical working conditions, social and labor standards, safety, and other important rights for workers in its supply chain.
Raeburn doesn't use any exotic animal skin, or hair, fur, angora. But it uses leather, wool, and silk to manufacture many of its clothing pieces.
These animal-derived materials are cruel and unethical and harm the environment by producing greenhouse gases and wastes. More sustainable alternatives exist.
Raeburn aims to reduce emissions and improve air quality as part of the Zero Emissions Network.
However, it doesn't measure its water usage, pollution, greenhouse gas emissions, and waste across its supply chain. It doesn't have many sustainability goals, science-based targets, or timelines to improve in the future.
Discover Raeburn's sustainable collections at raeburndesign.co.uk.
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