GOTS Certified Dye
Made in Australia
GOTS Dyed Corozo Button
Purpose V Trouser
Our Purpose V Trouser is designed at Del Moment HQ in Byron Bay, Australia. From here, our Tech Packs are created and sent to our denim specialist pattern makers Comm Patterns in Melbourne, Australia. Comm create the pattern and refine all elements of the style to ensure our manufacturers can achieve the best possible first sample.
02. Pattern Making
Paul McCuaig, owner of Comm Patterns, is our freelance denim pattern maker, garment development, pattern spec, and production specialist who creates our patterns for Del Moment Denim. Paul McCuaig, owner of Comm Patterns, is our freelance denim pattern maker, garment development, pattern spec, and production specialist who creates our patterns for Del Moment Denim. Paul has been working as a denim specialist for 28 years, working with leading global brands. Initially we work on the product development stage to form the base of the pattern and style. The patterns are passed onto our Manufacturers who begin to sample the Purpose V Trouser. We are honoured to partner with Comm Patterns and Paul, a specialist in his field who touches everything with his heart, bringing our Del Moment denim to life while working closely with our denim manufacturer, Vince Clothing, who is also Melbourne based. Being closely located to one another makes this process seamless as they work hand in hand together and have great communication both in person and digitally to ensure each step of the garment process from start to finish is at a high standard. We are so proud to ensure this and supporting our local industry peers. Many hands and energetic connection goes into these initial processes.
03. Fabric Sourcing
We choose to use ISKO Denim for our Purpose V Trouser, sourced from Gaziantep, Turkey, made from 91% Cotton, 6% Polyester, and 3% Elastane. ISKO™ are setting in the benchmark for denim production through their impeccable standards of sustainability, transparency and responsibility, being the first denim mill in the world to be awarded Nordic Swan Ecolabel and EU Ecolabel certifications. ISKO™ have provided us with a statement declaring they do not use cotton from Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan or XinJiang in China, regions reported to violate human rights in sourcing, including implementing forced labour. A member of Textile Exchange, SAC (Sustainable Apparel Coalition), SLCP (Social Labour Convergence Project), Sedex, and OEKO TEX Standard 100 (Certificate No: 02.T.2610) ISKO™ are guided by practice recommendations, preferred fibres and responsible supply networks; from farming to materials, processing, traceability and product end-of-life. This fabric is sent straight to our denim specialists in Melbourne.
04. Washing & Dyeing
We work with (ECA - Ethical Clothing Australia accredited), Richmond Laundry who have been serving the Australian fashion industry for over 30 years and use only GOTS certified dyes to obtain the wash look for our denim. A small meterage of this fabric is sent to our local denim manufacturers in Melbourne, Vince Clothing to sample for the second and third time so we can refine any adjustments prior to production and grading.
Vince Clothing (ECA) are our local production house and denim specialists based in Melbourne, Australia who are responsible for the creation and production for all Del Moment Denim. We work closely with the incredible team here and honour the passion and care put into creating each individual piece. The samples are returned to us in Byron Bay to fit on our fit model and make any comments or refinements. Vince Clothing will sample between 1-3 times, prior to returning the final sample to Comm Patterns, who proceed to size grade.
Our feature buttons are made from 100% corozo fruit seed, sustainably sourced from Panama City, Panama. Once the fruit has fallen from the tree, the seeds are collected and processed for button making. Corozo is a 100% natural product which is similar in consistency to a hard resin. At a microscopic level, corozo is made up of very tightly wound organic fibres which give it excellent durability and scratch resistance. It’s porous nature allows colours to penetrate deep into the surface which makes it ideal for dyeing. We dye our buttons with GOTS certified dyes in Australia to match our fabric. Our YKK Zips are sourced from China by M.Recht in Melbourne, Australia. Our ongoing journey is to understand how we can achieve the MOQ or work with suppliers to make this more achievable to order YKK Natulon zips made from recycled PET bottles and manufactured in a more sustainable way. Currently the MOQ's are very high, so we look forward to working with our suppliers to navigate this and see what we can achieve moving forward. These trims are all sent to Vince Clothing to finalize the pieces.
Our internal labelling (brand woven labels, size pips, and care labels) is made from 100% post-consumer recycled polyester at GRS (Global Recycle Standard) from our manufacturer, High Top in Hong Kong, China who is BSCI (Business Social Compliance Initiative) accredited. The labels are sent from Hong Kong to our Byron Bay HQ, then the exact numbers needed for production are shared to each production house, ensuring no excess. Our swing tags (both our branded and secondary educational tag) are made from recycled paper in Sydney, Australia. These are sent to our Byron Bay HQ in bulk, we then send only the exact amount required to each production house, to limit any waste. Our swing tag hanging material is a Biodegradable PLA plastic garment seal cord with a GRS hangtag.
Once the final sample is confirmed, Comm Patterns begin to size grade the style, ensuring that our sizing structure meets the global standard and measurements, based on AU sizing. The graded patterns are then passed onto Vince Clothing, to begin the final cutting and production process for the PO units placed.
Vince Clothing, our ECA Accredited and trusted production house and denim specialists, based in Melbourne Australia. Vince Clothing produce and hand create all of our denim (both Maliblu & Obsidian colourways), intricately crafting and ensuring love, passion and ethical practices are infused and at the foundation of every piece. We are proud to support this small, family-owned business in favour of lower-cost, offshore manufacturing.Vince Clothing make, QC, label, pack and seal every single piece prior to these getting collected and sent back to our Byron Bay HQ.
10. Packaging & Shipment
All garments are packaged and transported in polybags that are home compostable (AS5810 ABAP 20001) created from wheat, cassava root, and sugar by High Top (BSCI accredited) in Hong Kong, China and sent to our Byron Bay HQ. We only ship the exact amount required for production to minimise waste. As a Carbon Neutral company, all carbon is calculated and offset for every single journey of this production. Your Del Moment piece is hand-wrapped in eco-friendly branded tissue paper with stickers from No Issue that are FSC certified, printed on acid-free paper with soy-based inks. Both are compostable, recycled, and reusable. The final product arrives to you wrapped with Del Moment branded ribbon from Australian Printed Ribbon that is 59% bio-based ink and recycled woven edge satin ribbon.
11. Make your moment
Your Purpose V Trouser in Obsidian is here. We believe everything holds an energy and that energy that goes into creating your Del Moment piece is pure, filled with love, transparency, good intention and finished with joy and sparkly vibes ready to create your moment. This piece will now be a part of your journey where you go forth and harness your magic and create special moments. 1% of all profits are donated to 1% For the Planet and this piece contributes to i=Change. This is your moment, enjoy this moment.