fabrics

our fabrics

our fabrics

At Sessùn, fabrics are part of our history, part of our DNA. It is often these fabrics that give birth to an idea, a model, a story. They tell a story of expertise and a love for clothing... and we choose them with the greatest care.

Today our duty is to ask ourselves about the impacts of these choices and to be able to justify each direction that is taken.

*figures apply to the Spring-Summer 2020 collection

natural materials

These are materials that we love, for their unique properties and incomparable feel. Whether cotton, wool or linen, they are not only chosen for their durability and excellent qualities, but also because, when cultivated with respect for animals and nature, they are renewable resources, something that we encourage.

coton

cotton

coton

linen

ramie

ramie

+55%
of our products are composed of natural materials
40%
of our products contain at least 75% natural materials
1/3
of our leather products are made from vegetable tanned leather

artificial materials

Obtained from processed natural resources, particularly liquids, they produce fabrics that drape beautifully. Often made of wood pulp, they can acquire certain labels, as is the case with EcoVero viscose, to guarantee their traceability and the sustainability of the farms, or they may come from FSC-certified forests that guarantee their sustainable management. We give preference to those with the lowest environmental impact and are increasing the proportion of these materials used in each collection, with a view to reaching the point that it is only these that are used.

viscose

viscose

lyocell

lyocell

tencel

tencel

1/3
of products in 100% viscose are certified
50%
this is our goal for 2021
100%
of materials from sustainable forest for 2025

synthetic materials

These are some of the most polluting materials. They are produced by processing oil and are complex to recycle. Nevertheless, they have very interesting properties in terms of flexibility, comfort and durability.
In order not to contribute to the production of waste and the depletion of resources, we have chosen to reduce the proportion of synthetic materials in our collections and, when we use them, to favour their recycled or labelled alternatives. Following the example of Repreve, which is a fibre obtained entirely from used plastic bottles that are transformed for reuse into recycled polyester yarn.

polyester

polyester

acrylic

acrylic

polyamide

polyamide

8%
of our products are made in 100% synthetic
1/2
of these uses certified recycled material
<3%
global part of non-recycled synthetic material in 2025

taking it further...

oeko-tex

The REACH legislation is a regulation that obliges products being sold within the European Union not to contain certain chemical substances (such as chromium VI for example) below a set threshold. The list of these products is enriched from year to year, depending on the harmfulness studies carried out and the discoveries made. REACH thus makes it possible to ensure that substances shown to be harmful or at risk are not present in quantity in articles. Each of our suppliers makes a commitment to us to ensure compliance with these standards and we regularly conduct random tests to verify their compliance.

We also wish to take the requirement further, which is why we have initiated a certification process for some of our products according to OEKO-TEX Standard 100.

This label is based on a voluntary approach and sets higher requirements as well as a larger list of monitored or banned products. It ultimately guarantees the absence of toxic residues and the harmlessness of the certified articles. They now represent 6% of our collection and we aim to increase the share of these products year after year.

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vegetable tanning

The issue of leather tanning is also a matter of concern to us, given how harmful the products used can be to those who work with the material, to those who wear it and to the environment as a whole.

Vegetable tanning precludes the use of chemical or toxic adjuvants, replacing them with tannins extracted from plants, such as bark, wood, seeds or plants. The hides are tanned by means of maceration and the various shades are obtained by using specific natural plant varieties. The material obtained will acquire a patina over time and its colour will evolve naturally.

It is for these reasons that we are seeking to increase the number of vegetable-tanned leather products offered from season to season, which today account for 1/3 of our footwear and leather goods collection.

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labelled fibers

EcoVero viscose.It is a fully traceable fibre that optimises the use of resources and pollutes much less than traditional viscose. The wood from which the pulp is extracted comes from sustainably managed plantations, the production process does not generate toxic waste and its water consumption is reduced.

Merino wool is certified "no mulesing". Many breeders use a technique of ablation on sheep to facilitate shearing.Providing us with 100% certified merino wool, even if it is complex, allows us to ensure that we respect animal welfare and do not condone these practices.

Repreve, labelled recycled polyester. Obtained only by collecting used plastics, especially bottles, and through a water and energy-saving process, Repreve is one of the most successful and transparent alternatives to traditional polyester, while offering a high quality fibre.

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A garment is first of all a material, which will adorn the body, and evolve over time. The notion of clothing that wears well with age is very dear to Sessùn. Passionate about materials, Sessùn is committed to promoting the ancestral ‘know-how’ and craft skills that shape and colour many of its pieces. The brand embraces natural materials whose origins tell stories.

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