When creating a line of clothing, there are certain axioms that create a great release. Material, construction, and aesthetic. In order to stand out, depth of color and texture are paramount. But with the transparency corporations face in 2016, there is, thankfully, an increasing pressure for ethical practices in the impact and treatment on people and the planet.
Fanmail was founded with a commitment to all of the above. Their self-proclaimed mantra is, “transparency from fiber to finished product”. The company has a pronounced philosophy of sustainability, a persistence for manufacturing quality garments, and to do so locally. It’s put an abundant amount of working into creating a supply chain that makes the world a better place. And there aren’t any compromises when it comes to the final product.
The depth of color and the hand feel of every Fanmail product is so rich and wonderful, they stand out on the retail shelf (and on your skin). They feature GOTS certified organic cotton jersey, terry, rib, and thermal fabric from Spiritex in North Carolina. All of the specialty knits are from Panoco Trading, based in Japan (made of bioRe certified material, a certification similar to GOTS). In addition, Fanmail works with Hemp Traders, one of the first suppliers in China to be a part of the Fair Wear Foundation, which employs third party auditing to ensure fair labor practices. Its hemp-based jersey fabric is some of the best we’ve seen.
The dedication to doing things right doesn’t end there. Fanmail puts plenty of attention into their color and dying processes, most of which are customized for every line. Colors are saturated and beautiful. Fiber-reactive dye processes are coupled with enzyme washes that produce unique fabrics that are luxurious to touch.
Finally, Fanmail manufactures its products in Manhattan. It’s an expensive proposition, but one they believe necessary to complete the system of sustainability.
Their current line displays a structured street approach with boxy fits and tailored shoulders. It’s comfortable, a bit edgy, and altogether a masculine approach to sportswear. Currently, they feature a rich military green (a color palate prolific in the streetwear market). However, the pieces from Fanmail are different. They are heavy, durable, and the interpretation on tones of olive are wrought with the late fall green that edges into the creeping brown of winter.
Perfect for fall and winter layers, these pieces are comfortable, unique, and ready for the cold. And you rest assured that wearing these garments will keep you on trend and responsibly so. Be part of a movement that will do all of us good for generations to come.
The Thermal Sweat in Green from Fanmail
100% GOTS-certified bioRe organic cotton waffle knit and rib from Panoco Japan. Poly thread.
The Gusset Trouser in Black from Fanmail
A modern silhouette that is relaxed fit but never baggy with a slight exaggerated break at the ankle. Trim, yet relaxed fit. 10.5oz hemp & organic cotton denim. Elastic waist with included belt. Side seam and back patch pockets. Composition: 55% hemp, 45% GOTS organic cotton denim and pocketing imported from china by hemp traders. Buckleguy low-lead brass buckles. Hook & bar from Botani. Elastic from sil-thread. Corozo nut buttons imported by 3g from China.
The Boxy Tee in Green from Fanmail
Crewneck. Ribbed collar. Dropped sleeves. 55% hemp, 45% GOTS-certified organic cotton.