#WhoMadeMyClothes | Katharine Hamnett
The Katharine Hamnett London collection is ethically made in the EU, supporting local manufacturing in Italy and preserving traditional skills.
Our production unit, Filanda Productions, is based in Veneto, on a site that was home to a silk farm and spinning mill for over 70 years.
The Veneto has a rich history of manufacturing high quality product and fabrics for luxury brands, denim, outerwear tailoring, silk, bags and shoes. We work predominately with small, independent, family run suppliers in the area; most of whom are located within a 50-kilometre radius of Filanda Productions.
In the last twenty years, their businesses, like many across Italy, have suffered economically and socially from the shift to outsourcing in lower paid labour markets. With this decline in demand, local heritage, knowledge and skills are being lost. By manufacturing there and showing that it can be done in line with the latest sustainability developments, we hope to stimulate a thriving local economy once again, based on quality and sustainable local production.
We are proud members of Fair Wear Foundation. We joined in 2018 to continuously improve conditions in our supply chain and ensure that we are always working in the very best interest of the people who make our clothes.
Studio Arte e Moda are our exceptional pattern cutters who are upholding Italy’s reputation for quality and skill. Meet Lisa, Antonella and Mauro.