Life on earth is a never-ending cycle; what goes around, comes around and what comes out must go back in.
If this cycle is put out of balance, it will not act in the way that it should.
As producers we are committed to giving back to the environment. In this sense we have two regenerative values in process; carbon-neutrality and circularity.
Wilson Trollope is a small but fast-growing brand, and we are currently implementing all that we can to give back to the environment. While we are not perfect, our aim is to be transparent and put sustainability at the heart of our work.
In accordance with both the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill and the Paris Agreement which intend to limit the increase in global temperature to below 1.5 degrees Celsius (above industrial levels), we intend to be a carbon-neutral brand as soon as feasible.
Below are some of the projects we are currently working on to help us achieve this...
Circularity is the idea that resources are never abandoned to become waste. As a fashion designer, it is important to us that our clothes never go to waste, but are instead repaired, repurposed, recycled or composted. Our goal is to guarantee responsibility for all Wilson Trollope garments from start to end of their lifecycle.
We want our customers to get all they can out of their Wilson Trollope pieces. The rapidly shortening lifecycle of clothes is devastating the planet. The disposal of clothing often occurs long before the technical service life of that garment is over, which has resulted in a large amount of textile waste worldwide. Wilson Trollope designs with the intent of timeless clothing and we are doing everything possible to maximise our garments’ lifespan.
The first step to increasing the lifespan of garments is to care for them properly. See our top tips here.
We pride ourselves on quality garments, however sometimes life happens and a garment needs repairing. To make the repairs process easier, we are working on a repairs programme where we can repair your WT garments.
In order to become a circular brand, we intend to implement a returns programme, when you are able to return your garments to us when they are no longer wanted by you. Garments will either be sold through a second-hand marketplace (on your behalf) or passed on to outside parties for repurposing.
The next step is releasing our road map plan to becoming a carbon-neutral circular brand over the coming years. First on our hit list is reducing our carbon footprint - this includes reducing our emissions from shipping, removing the use of virgin synthetic materials and working with the most sustainable natural materials.
We can't wait to share our road map to regenerative sustainability with you. In the meantime, we'll keep you up to date with progress along the way.
Thank you for coming on this journey with us.
Annabelle and Team WT x
If you have any comments or questions don't hesitate to send us a message x
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There are three body measurement points that you need to know to ensure a great fit – bust, waist, and hips.
When taking your body measurements, wear the undergarments you normally wear for the most accurate results. Use a flexible tape measure, or a piece of string and ruler, and hold it around each body point so it is comfortably snug. If the tape is cutting into your flesh, it is too tight.
To ensure an accurate measurement around your body, keep the measuring tape as level as possible from front to back. We recommend measuring yourself in front of a mirror so you can check this from a side view. If you can, get a friend to help you to ensure the most accurate measurements.
Bust: Wrap the measuring tape around your back and where the tape meets across the fullest point of your bust is your bust measurement.
Waist: Wrap the measuring tape around your natural waist, the slimmest part of your torso, pulling the ends to the front. Where they meet is your waist measurement.
Hips: Wrap the measuring tape around the widest part of your bottom – this is usually low down towards your thighs. As with your bust and waist measurements, where the tape meets is your hip measurement.
Length: To measure the length of individual garments against your body it is best to measure down the centre of your back. To do this, start the measuring tape at either the base of your neck for dresses and tops, or at your waist for skirts. Measure down your body to the measurement listed in the garment description. This will show you where the garment comes to on you. When you are measuring for length, remember to make sure you are standing completely upright – it is best to have someone help you with this. Alternatively, compare the measurement with the length of a garment you already have.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Annabelle – firstname.lastname@example.org, she is here to help.