Cotton has been growing naturally in what is modern day Turkey for over three thousand years and the Ottoman Empire was one of the great textile producing societies.
Our new organic sweats start life with GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certified cotton grown by Hakan Organic in Sanliurfa in Turkey and spun locally by Topkapi who have been spinning exceptional quality cotton yarns for over 50 Years. This organic cotton yarn is then knitted into a super-premium 380g 100% cotton loopback jersey knitted by Aristo Fabrics, a second-generation family-run jersey knitter, and dyed and finished by Colours Dyers, both in the East Midlands where the tradition of fine knitting stretches back to the 1600’s.
Finally our fantastic jersey travels the short distance to Newtown in Powys in Mid Wales, an area with a great history of garment making, where it is cut and sewn into hoodies, sweatshirts and jogging bottoms.
Provenance and consistency are important. It has always been our policy to work with the same growers, spinners, weavers and sewing factories year after year. This ensures not only that we know exactly what is going into them from an environmental point of view, but also we can be absolutely certain of the quality. The new organic jersey we are using has been tried and tested so we know the quality is exceptional.
We are proud of every stage of every product that we make. We know our supply chains inside out. We can rely on them, which means you can rely on us to always sell exceptional quality clothes. We know they’ll give you decades of excellent service.
You can find out more about the Materials We Use (and the Materials we don’t) below.
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.
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.