Far Afield – Behind the label

Far Afield was founded in 2016 in the United Kingdom by two brothers, Mark and Chris Scholes. The brothers combined their 12 years of expertise in menswear design, production, sourcing, and retail. They each owned their own men’s clothing lines. Mark, for example, founded the menswear labels tutuk and Madras Shirting Company in the last ten years. Chris, on the other hand, founded Thread Menswear in Brighton in 2012. They subsequently founded Far Afield together in 2014.

What is Far Afield Inspired by?

The colours, textures, sights, and experiences of worldwide travel have heavily affected the brand. It takes inspiration from rainy cities like England to exotic beach locations – the modern British Menswear label is a global influence.

Where are Far Afield clothes made?

Far Afield sources their goods from reputable and ethical providers. All of their apparel and accessories are sourced from throughout the world, with a focus on great quality and ethics. The brand collaborates with several manufacturers in Europe and Asia, where they pay regular inspections to guarantee that all high standards are fulfilled.

Is Far Afield a Sustainable brand?

Far Afield is a sustainable brand that chooses suppliers with care. The brand works with premier fabric mills around the world to acquire textiles and yarns. Their knitwear yarns are sourced from Turkey, Italy, and Portugal and adhere to all ISO and OEKO-TEX requirements. Far Afield also uses organic cotton yarns whenever feasible (GOTS or BCI). To further enable sustainability, Far Afield strictly enforces a no-plastic policy on all of its buttons.

When it comes to packaging, the brand is careful not to use non-recyclable plastics. This implies that non-recycled plastic bags, clips, collar straighteners, swing tags, and labels are utilised. The brand uses wood, paper/cardboards, or metal as alternatives, attempting to strike a balance between clean presentation and avoiding hefty over-packaging. Furthermore, the shipping bags used for online purchases are constructed entirely of recycled materials and include a biodegradable ingredient to aid in the decomposition process.

Another strategy for ensuring the brand’s sustainability when delivering items is to avoid using airfreight as often as feasible. As a result, the brand streamlines deliveries to maximise efficiency, including the use of recycled cardboard and maximum load densities to achieve the most efficient haulage time and frequency – reducing waste and vacant consignment space. 

As a result, the brand employs sea transport using cargo boats that adhere to the highest requirements of pollution reduction and industry best practices.

Shop the latest Far Afield collection at Stuarts London.

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