The Maker Core Collection is the first in-house capsule collection of The Maker. We work with a Finnish seamstress to produce The Maker Core Collection. It was important for us to work in a localised area: our entire production chain of the garments is in Europe to the fullest extent possible; from the spinning to weaving and knitting of the fabric to the finished piece of clothing. Hence, why we have prioritised fibres that grow in Europe; hemp, flax and trees. This has been important to us for a variety of reasons; in order to lower the carbon footprint of shipping, to boost local industries that are endangered because of competition from low-cost countries and to be able to visit our makers in person to approve that their ethical standards match ours. We wanted to support the heritage linen industry in Ireland and Belgium, the fabric mills of northern England, the textile industry of Italy and the skilled seamstresses in Finland.
The Maker Collection originated from the need of customers to find simple, good quality everyday wear garments. The first collection of The Maker aims to function as a capsule collection for consumers who want their basic wardrobe staples to be made out of sustainable materials and be ethically produced. The Maker follows a slow fashion philosophy first and foremost. We value quality over quantity and do not follow the outdated seasons of the fashion industry. Instead, we introduce small capsule collections when there is demand and focus on lasting, timeless design, colour and materials. We do not remove items from our collections, because there is no such thing as out of date or out of season for us. We only create things that serve a purpose and add something vital to an individual’s wardrobe. Our clothing is made well so it may last through time, and we give detailed care instructions so that you may care for it the best way possible. We never aim to churn out new designs relentlessly, but only introduce new styles when there is a space that needs to be fulfilled. We do this in the hopes of introducing our customers to a more conscious way of shopping. The Maker is not in a hurry to make clothes fast but embraces the slow process of well-made garments.