Quality pieces designed to last
HOMAGE offers high quality wardrobe essentials and statement pieces that are designed to last. For us, this is the most sustainable thing you can do as a fashion brand. Everything we do is to ensure your HOMAGE garment has the premium quality it needs to be worn for years. Additionally, we aim to minimise the impact on the environment during both production and transportation.
Using high-quality fabrics is a requirement to make sure the products we design will last for years. Therefore we have carefully selected our fabric suppliers. For our denim products we mainly use the premium denim qualities of ISKO Denim. This fabric supplier is a market leader within the denim industry known for their innovative, high-quality and sustainable fabrics. ISKO’s fabrics are 3rd party certified and the company is fully committed to the integrity and traceability of their fibres and the materials used in their products.
Our collections are 90% made of natural textiles. In addition to cotton, we also use other natural fibres such as modal, lyocell, wool and viscose for our garments. On the one hand because we love the appearance, softness and natural shine of these fabrics, but also because they are more eco-friendly due to the way they are produced.
We also use polyester in our collections, because this synthetic fibre strengthens the quality of the fabric, especially when it is blended with natural fibres. In our denim fabrics, polyester is often blended with cotton for extra comfort and stretch. It ensures that your HOMAGE jeans will maintain their original shape while wearing. Alongside this, polyester is more resistant to wrinkles and shrinking. For this reason our suits are made of a viscose polyester and wool polyester blend to combine the benefits of both yarns. At the moment, because the market is so limited, we do not use recycled polyesters.
Production made in Europe at certified factories
The materials we are using are mainly locally produced, to avoid unnecessary transportation. Not to mention we have also carefully selected our production countries on the basis of their advantages and specialism. To ensure we guarantee high quality products, we produce 95% of our garments in Europe. The factories we are working with are SEDEX or BSCI certified and chosen based on their working and factory conditions. They are always innovating and have a fashion forward mindset. We strive to ensure that we associate with high quality standards. With our knitwear supplier for instance; we are working with an advanced virtual reality software system that makes it possible to see the outcome of a design before making the physical proto sample.
In order to give your HOMAGE jeans a natural ‘lived in & worn look’, we are using new and innovative techniques, such as ozone. Ozone is made of oxygen (O2) converted into ozone gas (O3). It has significant advantages when compared to traditional wet finishing methods. Ozone ‘bleaches’ faster than chemicals and stonewashing. It substantially reduces the consumption of water as well as energy, chemicals, enzymes and stones. On top of all these advantages, ozone is and can be reconverted into ordinary oxygen before it is released back into our environment, which makes this method all the more eco-friendly.
We are planning to work with laser machines as well in the future. Like ozone wash, using laser machines will help to reduce the impact on the environment significantly, however water cannot be totally eliminated yet in the finishing process of jeans.
Since we are producing in Europe and keeping the distance short, we are shipping our products mostly by land. The cardboard boxes which are used during the transportation of our collection, are re-used when sending garments to our retail customers. We are also using recyclable polybags.
Wash & Care
We recommend washing your HOMAGE jeans as infrequently as possible to maintain the integrity of the denim fabric and also in order not to waste water. If you really have to wash your jeans, make sure to follow the care instructions and to not tumble dry!