Scarlett Poppies’ preferred choice of fabrics will always be any fibers deriving from nature and taking us back to the roots. We prefer to work with natural materials such as cotton, pure linen, silk and cashmere. Also, we only work with certified materials, ensuring transparency in the supply chain.
We believe in using what is available; sometimes abandoned by others, sometimes leftover from larger production runs, and often sold off as scrap at the local markets in the production country. We find a diversified purpose and have created some of our best-selling designs from stock lots, knowing that our design choice is also reducing the production of raw materials and with that also the environmental impact.
Cotton is one of the most used fibers in Scarlett Poppies collections and we always aim to use GOTS certified organic cotton whenever possible. Cotton is the most natural and breathable fiber of all, making it exceptionally suitable for any summer wardrobes. Normally washable at 40 degrees unless it has value additions like embroideries etc. We have taken a strategic decision not to use cotton from Uzbekistan and China, to eliminate the risks of cotton being picked by forced labor.
Breezy pure linen derives from the plant Flax, a persistent and pest-resistant plant with low environmental impact. Linen is a strong, durable fiber. It is extremely breathable and absorbs moisture well without feeling damp or sticky. Linen also has a cooling effect in hot weather, unlike many other man-made fibers. We use primarily natural linen, grown and processed in India. Linen should be washed at 40 degrees to keep its pristine look.
Scarlett Poppies always aims to use peace silk from India; the silk is made without harming the silkworms. They leave the cocoon after turning into butterflies, and only when they have left the cocoon and no longer need it, the threads are unwound from the cocoon and made into silk fabric. The production of peace silk is a cruelty-free method that allows us to enjoy the beauty and the many properties of silk fabric, without harming the producing creature.
We work with conscious fashion, and we are always looking for new conscious material choices and
Many names for fabrics that derive from the cellulosic pulp, which is made from trees such as viscose and rayon, they have soft fiber bringing comfort as well as a nice color depth thanks to its luster. We often blend viscose with cotton to make the fabrics more durable but also to give an improved crisp if that is what we would like to achieve in one specific design. Whenever possible we use FSC certified viscose, Forest Steward Council certified viscose. For every tree being cut, a new is planted and therefore ensuring renewed forests for future generations.