Sustainable Production Materials

We understand at Dubarry that footwear and clothing production comes at an environmental cost, however, we aim to use the most sustainable and environmentally friendly materials when crafting our apparel.

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Wool

Wool is one of the most sustainable and environmentally friendly natural fibres and also the ultimate performance fibre. Sheep bred for wool are part of the natural carbon cycle. Wool is also renewable, biodegradable and recyclable.

  • Our woollen mills recycle 100% of their wool waste.
  • Our mills ensure to take eco-friendly measures where possible.

Knitwear

40% wool, 35% nylon, 25% rayon yarn.

  • Certified under the responsible Wool Standard. Wool is a natural, breathable fibre with great insulating properties.
  • Nylon is a fibre used to help improve durability, prevents shrinking and enhances pill resistance to ensure your garment still looks good after long-term wear. Rayon is a man-made fibre derived from wood pulp. This fibre is sustainable and fully biodegradable.

Technowool

Combines the natural advantages of wool with the functional properties of synthetic fibres. Synthetic fibres transport the moisture to the outside where the wool stores it until it gradually evaporates into the air.

  • Technowool is a very environmentally sound fabric that has an extremely small carbon footprint, which is 100% recycled.
  • All Technowool qualities are chlorine free; friendly to the skin and the environment.

Tencel™ Modal

Carbon-zero TENCEL™ available for a broad range of fibres.

  • Tencel™ Modal is derived from European wood sources using Eco Soft technology and is made from sustainably managed beech wood pulp using a closed-loop production process making it a sustainable fibre.
  • The fibres are certified as compostable and biodegradable, and in the right conditions can fully revert back to nature.

Recycled Polyester

100% recycled polyester, made from recycled plastics.

  • To reduce our carbon footprint we have made a conscious decision to use 100% Recycled polyester where possible.
  • Retaining the same high quality with the added benefit of reduced carbon footprint during production.

Wax Cotton

Sourced from the pioneers of waxed cotton and weatherproofed fabrics. Environmental responsibility is at the forefront of their latest developments and products.

  • Cottons are sustainably sourced and the high tradition of skills and fabrics innovation imposed by our original guildsmen is still the benchmark standard of honest workmanship today.
  • The processes are gentle to the product and low impact to the environment:
  • The dyeing methods use very low levels of water.
  • Waxes are heated for application and cooled down to store when not in use.

Shirting

Shirts are manufactured in a small, family-owned factory in Portugal using the finest Portuguese fabrics.

  • STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® is one of the world’s best-known labels for textiles.
  • A fabric that carries this standard, certifies that it has been tested for harmful substances and is harmless for human health.

Dubarry Leathers

Our leather suppliers implement the best manufacturing methods possible for a smaller environmental footprint and high sustainability.

  • Low consumption of water and ingredient products, with 100% of wastewater being treated.
  • We choose exclusively European suppliers with excellent environmental policies.
  • Reduction and programmed control of gaseous emissions

Down Filling

Down Filling is used in our clothing due to its lightness and temperature regulatory features providing our customers with products which are lightweight yet also warm.

  • Dubarry's Down Filling is gathered from sustainable nests
  • Dubarry's Down Filling is cruelty-free and a natural by-product
  • Dubarry's Down Filling is lightweight, warm and breathable

Primaloft

Silver Insulation. Made from 70% Post Consumer Recycled Content.

  • Bluesign approved: Bluesign eliminates harmful substances at each step of the supply chain.
  • STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX is one of the world’s best-known labels for textiles. This product has been tested for harmful substances. It stands for customer confidence and high product safety.

GORE-TEX Fabric

GORE’s product promise is to use chemicals responsibly and safely to protect workers in the supply chain, consumers and the environment.

  • GORE-TEX is committed to continually improve the environmental footprint of its fabrics, while maintaining a high level of durability and performance.
  • The DWR Coating is PFC-free (Free from environmental concern). Bluesign and Oeko-Tex Certified.

Packaging

Polybags:

  • Made from recycled material.
  • We have reduced the size of our packaging to reduce the amount of plastic used.

Hang tags:

  • Our hang tags are made from recycled material

Cartons and cardboard:

  • We are fully committed to recycling within our supply chain ensuring as much re-use as possible