Magee 1866 are proud to champion sustainability as a fundamental part of our ethos which has evolved over the last 150 years. Our weaving mill predominantly uses natural fibres like wool and linen, which are biodegradable, renewable and then the fabric is manufactured locally in Ireland. Our sustainable message is continued through our increased use of organic cotton.
Cotton is one of the most widely grown crops in the world. Organic cotton employs methods that have a lower impact on the environment – it is non-GMO, (genetically modified organism), nontoxic and its production reduces the risk to local biodiversity.
The organic cotton used in our pieces is grown in compliance with BCI (Better Cotton Initiative) Better Cotton Principles and Criteria, these include promoting water stewardship, soil health and the concept of decent work.
Our design philosophy has always promoted the sustainable concept of 'slow fashion' through timeless collections, where our pieces are designed and made to last. At Magee 1866 we are continually striving to improve our sourcing, products and ways of working for a better world. Looking to organic cotton is just a small part of this ongoing process.