It’s a valid question: do you know where your suit is really from? No, we’re not talking about the name of the shop where you purchased it or label name that’s sewn inside. We mean how the materials were sourced and who put it together? It fits fantastically and you look great in it, but are you wearing something that is ethically sound or not?
You hear about ethics and sustainability all the time within the food industry. Sustainable food is why plant-based vegan diets and organic produce have become more popular with the environmentally-conscious masses.
Slowly but surely other industries are making changes. Adidas is creating shoes from ocean waste, while Ralph Lauren plans to become 100% sustainable by 2025.
While these titans of the fashion game are taking steps towards positive change, one Dubai-based brand is basing its entire business on it.
Benjamin Siggers, the luxury menswear specialist, prides itself on being “ethically bespoke”. It’s more than just a throwaway slogan for Matthew Benjamin and James Siggers. It’s a way of life to the pair, which is why they travelled to Argentina to select the perfect farm to produce the materials for its tailor-made suits.
We spoke to Matthew Benjamin about the importance of sustainability, why you might be wearing a lie and much more.