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Where do our suits and knitwear come from?

We’re very proud at Gabucci of the clothes we sell, whether produced for us or from brands like John Smedley and we are particularly proud of how they are made.

It’s important that natural materials are used and clothes are produced sustainably and with as little impact on the environment as possible. Key to this is the humble sheep, key to much of Britain’s past wealth and heritage and a familiar site in our local Cotswold hills.

So this video is dedicated to the beginnings of most of our suits and knitwear, the sheep and the start of the process of creating a wool garment.

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The Green Stitch – Van Gils sustainable collection

Van Gils spring summer 2020 video

Van Gils feature their sustainable collection for Spring/Summer 2020

Van Gils is an innovative fashion brand we stock here in Bath, who are also concerned about quality and sustainability. They launched The Green Stitch, a new collection focussed on sustainable fabrics and materials with jackets made of recycled wool, and shirts from organic cotton. There are also eco-denim jeans and a variety of new innovative and sustainable products to come.

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John Smedley celebrating British Craftsmanship – Kayo Saito, Goldsmith

John Smedley video about goldsmith Kayo Saito

As a final piece of celebrating 235 years of John Smedley, they ended the year with a look at the brilliant goldsmith, Kayo Saito.

At Gabucci, we fully appreciate the association of British craftsmanship and also the beauty and quality of Kayo Saito’s work.

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The Green Stitch – Van Gils sustainable collection

Van Gils feature their sustainable collection in joint video with Stella Era

Van Gils is another innovative fashion brand we stock here in Bath, who are concerned about quality and sustainability too. They already do everything they can be expected to do to reduce impact on the environment using the cleanest production methods and least environmentally damaging transport methods but they wanted to take it further, which is why they launched The Green Stitch, a new collection focussed on sustainable fabrics and materials with jackets made of recycled wool, and shirts from organic cotton. There are also eco-denim jeans and a variety of new innovative and sustainable products to come.

Van Gils also implement GOTS: the Global Organic Textile Standard. This is the worldwide leading textile processing standard for organic fibers, including ecological and social criteria, backed up by independent certification of the entire textile supply chain.

They can guarantee the fabrics used are organic and ecological and it aids greater transparency in the fashion industry.

This is becoming more important to our customers at Gabucci and it is important to be able to offer a high quality sustainable option as much as possible and to encourage customers pick garments made with organic wool, cotton and even recycled polyester.

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John Smedley Wool

Sustainable British Wool - Autumn Winter 2019 John Smedley - from Gabucci Menswear Bath

British wool, sustainability, traceability and reducing environmental impact are hugely important to the brand, so sourcing organic wool from known farmers is an essential part of the product development at John Smedley.

This video from John Smedley is about introducing the world’s finest fibres, starting with British wool.

John Smedley have been committed to sourcing the finest, noble fibres since 1784 and have now introduced their first British Wool collection, featuring Bluefaced Leicester sheep’s wool.

This soft, lustrous wool is one of the finest available in England, and sustainably farmed in Yorkshire, the fibres can be traced to the individual herds, ensuring traceability.

The fibre is then spun in Yorkshire by Laxtons’s Mill who have over 100 years experience in spinning, ensuring the highest quality fibre reaches the craftspeople at John Smedley in Lea Mills, Derbyshire.

British, iconic and sustainable.

It’s this attention to detail and passion for a product that makes our job at Gabucci here in Bath so special.