A.CLA Black
A.CLA Black
A.CLA Black
A.CLA Black

A.CLA

Cutpiece Linen Apron
Regular price $210 Sold out

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Size

Length

100 C
Top Width 63 C
Total Tie Length, end to end
263 C

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Adhel is 5'9" and wears The Styling Piece 1 in OS.

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Description

The Cutpiece Linen Apron (A.CLA) is created from the selvedges and offcuts of our popular linen pieces. The Apron as overlapping panels and is made to be worn as a functional styling piece over pants, skirts and dresses or as an oversized scarf. Each one is unique.

We keep every offcut which we sort by size and colour. These are re-cut and placed by hand and stitched to form new textiles from resources that would usually be thrown away. The A.CFH is made in-house at the A.BCH circular factory. 

We call this textile production method 'Cutpiece' – a regenerated textile that is entirely unique to the individual garment and owner. Commissions for this style are welcome, as are customisation requests.

Details

  • Made to Order (2 weeks) - very limited qty
  • Circular Design
  • Plant Based
  • Made from offcuts
  • Main: 100% GOTS Organic Linen
  • Milled in Belgium
  • Made in Australia
  • ECA Accredited
  • Includes Digital Care Guide

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Product Lifecycle

Make

Description

The A.CLA is made in-house at the A.BCH circular factory. Our factory and HQ operate on 100% renewable wind power and we carbon offset our energy use. The fabric is re-claimed from the offcuts of a hemp/organic cotton blended chambray. The fabric is very narrow due to the fact it was woven on vintage shuttle looms, and depending on the size of the garment required, results in long strips of offcut material. We cut our pattern pieces from these offcuts before recutting and constructing the piece. This piece is not produced in batches, each one is cut and made individually with a 2 week turnaround. Our operations are accredited by Ethical Clothing Australia.

 

Supplier

A.BCH 
Pty Ltd

Melbourne,
Australia

Fabric

Description

A collection of offcuts from mid-weight 100% GOTS certified organic linen, grown in France by a group of farmers who have dedicated the last 10 years to perfecting the art of organic linen farming. Scutching is performed locally, fibres are then sent to Hungary to be spun into yarn. Finally, they are sent to Belgium, where they’re woven in a C02 neutral mill. Our Belgian supplier has been creating linen since 1864 and is recognised by The Masters of Linen.

 

Supplier

A.BCH - Offcuts

Original Source - Libeco
Lagae

Victoria, Australia

Meulebeke,
Belgium

Thread

Description

100% Tencel Lyocell, Cradle 2 Cradle certified Gold. Tencel Lyocell is made from eucalyptus tree pulp, which is FSC and Canopy verified. The fibre is created by Lenzing in Austria, which is then spun and dyed in Switzerland. The thread is strong, durable and colourfast and is certified biodegradable in land and marine environments.

 

Supplier

Johann Müller AG
Textilveredlung

Strengelbach,
Switzerland 

Label

Description

Our Australian based trim supplier INGWE works directly with Hong Kong based supplier Oletta Limited. Our labels are woven in un-dyed and black 100% GOTS certified organic cotton, certified by Control Union. The cotton is grown in the Xinjiang province, then spun and woven in Pingdingshan, a prefecture-level city in central Henan province, China.

 

Supplier

Oletta Limited
Hong Kong

Hong Kong,
China

Care Label

Description

100% organic cotton, printed with Oeko Tex 100 certified inks. The yarns are sourced in India from GOTS certified mills and are woven at our supplier-owned mill into tape. They are then whitened according to GOTS standards using oxygen based whiteners and digitally printed.

 

Supplier

Britannia Packaging

Leicester, UK

Packaging

Compost

Our default packaging for local orders, home-compostable satchels have the lowest environmental impact when composted locally. Please don't throw this into your general waste bin, instead, after re-use, compost at home or find other solutions here. You can contact us immediately after placing your order to request recyclable packing instead.

 

Recycled

For extra fragile goods, or international orders, we use 100% post-consumer waste recycled and RECYCLABLE satchels, boxes and tissue paper. After re-use, these can go into your curb-side paper recycling bin. 

Care

Laundering

Organic fibres need just a little more TLC than conventional ones. Hand wash in COLD water using a laundry bar or gentle eco-friendly detergents (check that there is no added bleach in your laundry detergents as these may discolour the bag). Lay flat to dry. Do not tumble dry or dry-clean. We'll send a detailed digital care guide when you buy this piece.

 

Repairs

We stand by our garments + offer complimentary repairs for all A.BCH pieces. Our free repairs are for general wear and tear, all we ask is that you cover the cost of delivery or drop off to our Melbourne studio and that you launder your piece prior to drop off. Re-making or alterations can also be requested + will be individually quoted based on the time required.

End of Life

Recirculate

Help extend the life of the Apron by sending or dropping it back to us for store credit – we'll even cover the shipping. Depending on its condition, we'll repair & re-sell it (as second hand), remake it into something or if it's no longer useful, we'll transform it into brand new yarns through our Recycling Program (so circular, darling).

 

Recycle

The Apron was specifically designed for easy mechanical or cellulose chemical recycling. Send or drop it back to us for store credit, we'll even pay for shipping. Once received and assessed, the piece is washed and prepared for mechanical recycling. The yarns we create from this process will become feedstock for future A.BCH styles.

 

Biodegrade

If returning is unlikely (you're busy with a climate rally or living off the grid), The A.CLA is biodegradable as a last resort. After a long life of use, repair and re-use, simply cut the garment into smaller pieces and bury in your garden soil. It should biodegrade entirely within 4-8 weeks, depending on conditions.

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