Our Sustainability Pledge

Chase Erwin is keenly aware of our impact on the environment. Over the last few years, we have made a conscious effort to assess the environmental impact our company has on our planet, not only on a day-to-day basis, but also when curating our collections. The whole team is dedicated to do everything they can on an individual level to push Chase Erwin to be as eco-conscious as possible. As we look to the future, sustainability is central to our decision-making processes.

London Office & Chelsea Harbour Showroom

  • We have drastically reduced the volume of printing at both our office and showroom and are keen to be paperless wherever possible.
  • We recycle all our packaging and cardboard, as well as plastics, paper and printer toner.
  • We use recycled and recyclable packing material to send out samples from our London Office.
  • We encourage our clients to return unwanted samples to our head office or showroom, so they can be re-used or recycled.
  • Our samples are made on site at our London Office from fabric off-cuts, ensuring that the we reduce the volume of textile waste entering landfill.
  • We use LED bulbs in our Chelsea Harbour showroom.

Fabric Collections

  • Of our current collections, 91/109 (83%) fabrics are from European mills ensuring a minimal carbon footprint for our imports.
  • Where possible we consolidate shipments from our mills to reduce our carbon footprint even further.
  • Our core European Mills have REACH certification. REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals) is a regulation of the European Union that governs various chemical substances, with the aim of improving knowledge of the dangers and risks arising from them.
  • We use OEKO-TEX certificated yarns where possible in all our fabrics. OEKO-TEX is an independent and uniform international control and certification system that certifies the absence of harmful substances.
  • We use mills that are Masters of Linen certified. This certifies the linen fabrics are entirely processed in Western Europe, from growing the flax plant through to the final woven fabric. This allows for product traceability and is a step towards product transparency.
  • Many our mills use renewable energy resources and also implement water recycling and purification.
  • We also take part in charity initiatives, by donating our fabrics to charity. These fabrics will be used for a number of projects and schemes such as materials for holiday schools and groups, given to fashion and art students and other creatives and also given to the general scrap store for people to collect and use in personal projects.

Specific Fabrics with Sustainable Credentials

  • Ultrasuede: A sustainably manufactured suede like fabric using 30% plant-based polyester, with a 100%-recycled polyester purely reconstituted from post-industrial material. The plant-based fibre is made from a by-product of sugarcane processing, specifically from the non-edible waste that would otherwise be discarded in landfills. The mill has life cycle management principles to help fulfil the goals of sustainable development and has implemented energy-efficient measures throughout the entire Ultrasuede production process, from the dissolution of raw materials to the application of dyes. Their own advanced feedstock recycling technology allows for shorter production time, making possible the reduction of fossil energy consumption. The high-performance benefits of Ultrasuede mean it won’t tear, fade or stretch over time; and, its easy-care features minimize the impact of spills and other stains — so upholstered furniture stays looking good for years to come, reducing the need to re-upholster and discarded fabric.
  • Aliana/Laine: Wool based fabrics, which are eco-friendly by nature as wool is a by-product from sheep shearing.
  • Forest: Plant based faux leather, made from plant based bio-ethylene.
  • Jass: A bold fabric containing 100% recycled cotton yarn.
  • Lake: A fluid fabric made with BCI (Better Cotton Initiative) cotton.
  • Linen: Made from the flax plant, it is 100% biodegradable and sustainably grown/manufactured, ensuring no waste and minimal chemical treatment.
  • Nouveau: A light weight drapery made using Tencel, a regenerated cellulose fibre manufactured from wood pulp.
  • Soleil 1: Indoor/Outdoor: Fabrics Bellini, Cosmopolitan and Spritz are made from 100% recycled Polypropylene.
  • Many of our fabrics are produced from natural fibres, such as Linen, Silk, Cotton, Wool and Viscose.

Fabrics with Sustainable Certification

OEKO-TEX certified:

o Astris
o Bliss
o Chevron
o Molecule
o Oasis
o Zen

REACH certified:

o Aliana
o Astris
o Beau
o Bentley
o Bessal
o Bliss
o Cachemire
o Chevron
o Corde
o Embrace
o Freyja
o Genie
o Haven
o Joyful
o Laine
o Leora
o Linen
o Mara
o Mohair
o Molecule
o Oasis
o Ombre
o Restore
o Reva
o Rocco
o Sail
o Spirit
o Thora
o Tranquil
o Trillion
o Zen

Masters of Linen:

o Bliss