A.28 is a relaxed cut and due to the elasticated waistband, can be ordered down a size for a more fitted look.
Circumference - Waist (Relaxed)
|Circumference - Waist (Stretched)
|Circumference - Hip
|Length – Outseam
|Length – Inseam
Sara is 5'9, Australian 8 and wears the A.28 in S.
Juliette is 5'8", Australian 6 and wears the A.28 in S.
Sara is 5'9, Australian 8 and wears the A.28 in S.
Soft and buttery with a luxe weight and drape, these relaxed shorts are a flattering length with a soft bio-elastic waist, deep pockets and bound raw hems.
- Made to Order (allow 2 weeks)
- Circular Design
- Main: 100% Hemp
- Milled in Belgium, Made in Australia
- ECA Accredited
- Digital Care Guide
The A.28 shorts are made to order, in-house at the A.BCH circular factory. Our entire factory and HQ operate on 100% renewable wind power and we carbon offset our energy use. The fabric is first laid and cut with minimal waste, pieces are then sewn by our team of skilled machinists. Each garment is trimmed for excess threads and pressed before being sent to you. Our operations are accredited by Ethical Clothing Australia.
100% hemp, grown and spun in China. Spun yarns are sent to Belgium, where they’re woven in a C02 neutral mill and then dyed. Our Belgian supplier has been creating linen since 1864 and are recognised by The Masters of Linen, they also frequently work with hemp. Hemp is notoriously difficult to trace back to origin, and although the transparency for our hemp is not up to speed, we are working to improve it as we grow. We think this fibre is super important for the future and are dedicated to supporting its cultivation, with the aim of achieving full transparency for this fibre in the years ahead.
100% Cradle 2 Cradle Gold certified, Tencel Lyocell sewing thread. This plant-based, biodegradable thread is strong and colour fast, with a supply chain to write home about. The Tencel fibres are created from eucalyptus tree pulp in Austria, then spun + dyed in Switzerland using low impact dyes.
Johann Müller AG
100% GOTS Organic Cotton poplin. The organic cotton is grown, processed, spun and woven in Turkey. We import the fabric from a supplier based in the Netherlands who can sell it in smaller quantities to us.
Non-synthetic elastic? Yeah, it's a thing. Made from natural rubber for stretch and un-dyed GOTS organic cotton in Austria and commissioned by our German supplier, this elastic is strong and hold great shape over lots of wear and washes plus it's totally compostable at the end of its life.
100% recycled PET made in-house by a manufacturer with a passion for developing sustainable alternatives for brands. This is the only part of the garment that isn’t biodegradable. There's good news! In 2019 we developed a way to make these labels in organic cotton which feature in garments from A.31 onwards.
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.
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.
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.
Organic fibres need just a little more TLC than conventional ones. Machine wash on COLD, use a delicates bag for best results and hang to dry. We'll also send a detailed digital care guide when you buy this garment.
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. Re-making or alterations can also be requested + will be individually quoted based on the time required.
End of Life
Help extend the life of the A.28 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).
With removal of the elastic band, the A.28 was specifically designed for mechanical or cellulose chemical recycling. Send or drop it back to us for store credit, we'll even cover shipping. Once received and assessed, the garment is washed and prepared for mechanical recycling. The yarns we create from this process will become feedstock for future A.BCH styles.
If returning is unlikely (you're busy with a climate rally or living off the grid), the A.28 is also compostable. After a long life of use, repair and re-use, simply cut off the A.BCH A.28 tag (not compostable) before cutting the rest of the garment into smaller pieces and placing in your home composting system or garden soil.