ALWAYS FAIR PRICES, FOR EVERYONE
We do everything in our power to keep our prices low because we really want everyone to be able to afford our great quality clothes. It’s a fundamental part of our business.
And as you know we make all of our clothes, and most of our fabrics, here in the UK. For many of you this is just as important as the quality of our product. But UK inflation is currently hovering at around 10%, UK energy prices for businesses have in some cases risen by over 200% and the UK living wage is up by another 10%.
What most brands do when costs rise is make the product cheaper; use less skilled labour, use cheaper materials, swap expensive wool or cotton for a greater percentage of cheap polyester or acrylic, or just make the product thinner. But we don’t do any of that.
We pride ourselves on making quality clothes you can rely on. Every part of every Community Clothing garment will be the same this year as it was last year, and the year before that. We’ll be using the same organic cotton from the same farms, the same spinner, knitter, weaver, dyer and finisher, and the same garment factories, with the same highly skilled staff, right here in the UK.
And we’ve always been 100% transparent about our margins. They’re very small. About a third of everybody else’s. That’s why we can sell great quality UK made garments at the prices we do. When our costs go up, unfortunately our prices need to go up too. We’ve tried to keep the cost of the absolute basics the same but from the end of February most of our prices will rise by around 10%. If there’s something you need you’ve a fortnight before prices go up.
I am still confident that you won’t find clothes as good as ours for anywhere near our prices. And of course you know that the money you spend is going straight back into the UK economy supporting many of those communities hardest hit by our current cost of living crisis. A small crumb of comfort I hope.
FIT FOR EVERY BODY
We know that a great fit is vital so we go to great lengths to ensure that every pair of jeans we sell fits as well as they can do. One of the ways we achieve this is by testing our fits on a panel made up of denim wearers of all shapes and sizes.
Our test panel is made up of professional fit models alongside regular Community Clothing customers all of shapes and sizes who give up their time to help you get the best fitting jeans possible.
If you would like to volunteer to join the fit or wear test panel please sign up to Our Community and we will let you have details when places become available.
We make our cotton shorts to the same exacting standards as our cotton trousers. They are available year round in flat front and pleated styles in a range of colours.
They are made in the same British factory, from the same exceptional quality 7.5oz pure cotton twill, that we use for our chinos.
TROUSERS WITH A WORKWEAR PEDIGREE
At CC we don’t just strive for flawless fit we engineer our chinos for exceptional comfort and durability. To achieve this we start with the best quality fabric, and sew our chinos without compromise in a factory which knows all there is to know about making hardwearing clothing.
We source all of the fabrics for our men’s chinos from Brisbane Moss of Todmorden in West Yorkshire. They have over 100 years experience in sourcing and manufacturing the best quality cotton fabrics specialising in cotton raising, for the making of moleskins and corduroys. Today they bring that breadth of technical knowledge to bear on the design and sourcing of their range of exceptional trouser fabrics, including pure cotton twills, plains and panamas, and stretch cottons, commission weaving and finishing at trusted partner mills.
We make our chinos at Cookson & Clegg in Blackburn. Established in 1860 their dedicated team of craftspeople have a long history in producing exceptional quality legwear and were supplier to the British Army of combat clothing for over 70 years.