Our choice of materials is based on four main criteria: strength and durability, price, environmental impact, and the quality of the feel and finish. These four aspects are taken into consideration at each stage of the production process, allowing us to optimize our production practices and create high-quality collections at affordable prices.
Around 85% of all Sezane’s materials are of natural origin, while less than 15% are synthetic (e.g. polyester and polyamide). Amongst our natural materials, we use fibres obtained directly from livestock and crop farming, such as cotton (15% of the materials used), silk (14%), wool (28%), and leather (14%). We also use “artificial” fibres obtained from cellulose fibres that are usually derived from wood (e.g. viscose or Lyocell, X% of the materials used).
Before selecting our materials, we consider their carbon footprint, the amount of waste and pollution they generate, and the quantity of water and farmland required for their production. Whenever possible, we pick those materials which have the lowest impact on the environment. There’s no such thing as a "miracle” material with zero environmental impact, a material allowing you to meet all of your criteria entirely. You, therefore, have to choose, weigh up the pros and cons, and make compromises. Every day, we seek to refine this selection process by choosing those materials which are the least harmful to the environment, all the while taking into consideration the criteria that are necessary for creating beautiful collections.