mfpen strives to make a minimal impact with working methods and production.
All products are created within the mfpen Responsible Hierarchy:
Where possible mfpen first looks to make use of deadstock fabrics. High quality leftover fabrics from overproduction in the fashion industry. Sourced from European mills, mainly Italian and Portuguese. Fabrics purposely made for stock we do not consider deadstock.
By using recovered deadstock fabric means that no new fabrics are being produced.
New yarn for knitwear and jersey made from pre- or post-consumer wool, cashmere, cotton, and polyester fibres.
Biodegradable and lenzing fibers
Textiles made from cellulose in a closed loop process.
Mostly used as TENCEL™ but also blended with natural fibres such as cotton.
Natural fibres from low impact sources such as linen, wool (RWS “Responsible Wool Standard”) and hemp.
Certified organic cotton fibres: GOTS “Global Organic Textile Standard” certified defining worldwide recognised requirements for organic textiles.
Where deadstock fabric or recycled yarn is unavailable, we use organic cotton for all our jersey items.
Materials and objects produced for other purposes upcycled and repurposed for new use.
Applies mainly to our spaces and set designs.
We hold minimal products on stock to avoid overproduction. Due to limited availability of deadstock fabrics, this inevitably happens with most products.
For communication materials we strive to make zero waste.
For show productions and spaces props are made from upcycled or leftover materials.