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Circumference - Waist (Relaxed)
|Circumference - Waist (Stretched)
|Circumference - Hip
|Length – Outseam
|Length – Inseam
Sara is 5'8", Australian size 8 and wears the A.18 in S.
Angel is 5'8", Australian size 14 and wears the A.18 in L.
Lezlie is 6'2", size 30 waist and wears the A.18 in M.
Tailored linen trouser with pleats (the party) in the front, and a biodegradable elastic waist (the business) in the back. Featuring a natural corozo button-down fly atop a tapered leg, the flax colour is unbleached, un-dyed and almost unbelievable. Almost.
- Made to order (2 weeks)
- Circular Design
- Main: 100% GOTS Linen
- Milled in Belgium, Made in Australia
- ECA Accredited
Digital Care Guide
The A.18 is made to order, in-house at the A.BCH circular factory. Our entire production and HQ operations rely on 100% renewable wind power and we carbon offset our energy use. Your 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.
A sturdy, 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. The gorgeous colour of these shorts is 100% natural as no bleaches or dyes have been used. Our Belgian supplier has been creating linen since 1864 and is recognised by The Masters of Linen.
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.
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.
90gsm 100% Cotton with Oeko tex 100 Class 2 certification - notably our groundbreaking fusing is formaldehyde free with a biodegradable adhesive. Woven by Freudenberg in their company owned Nantong Facility (China). Cotton used in this fusing is grown in the following regions and blended to create the correct specifications: Shandong or Henan Province China + imported from America/Australia/Brazil.
100% corozo fruit seed, sourced sustainably from Panama City, Panama. Once the fruit has fallen from the tree, the seeds are collected and processed for button making. The buttons are designed, manufactured and dyed in-house by our supplier, using only non-toxic, biodegradable dyestuffs.
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.18 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 some decommissioning, the A.18 was specifically designed for easy mechanical or cellulose chemical recycling and this is the preferred afterlife pathway. Send or drop it back to us for store credit, we'll even cover the 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.
The A.18 can be fully composted with some minor decommissioning. While the cellulose buttons are compostable, we would recommend they be cut off for re-use unless they are broken. We highly recommend sending this piece back to us so we can appropriately recycle it - however as a last resort, this garment can be self-decommissioned by being cut into smaller pieces and added to your home composting system.