The Duffield Difference
Wholly designed and manufactured in Canada, Duffield’s philosophy centres around environmental sustainability and respect for the natural world. This commitment flows through every aspect of the business, from an insistence on supply-chain transparency, to the innate versatility of our designs, to the use of high quality, breathable and seasonless fabrics.
Similar to Lyocell, Modal is also derived from tree pulp - in this case, high quality cellulose from the Beech tree. Light and breathable, it is moisture-wicking and extremely durable. With a positively sumptuous hand-feel, we often select textured Modal knits for added depth and interest in our designs.
BambooThis fast growing grass regenerates from its own roots and requires no fertilizer to grow in abundance, making it an ideal, renewable resource. Duffield exclusively uses sustainably harvested Bamboo which is essential to ensure low environmental impact and protect from soil erosion. Unlike some naturally-based fabrics, bamboo is colour-fast, retaining its sheen and vibrancy over time. Bamboo fabric is highly absorbent and possesses wicking qualities that keep moisture off the skin, even in humid conditions.
Organic CottonWonderfully soft, Organic Cotton is grown without the use of harmful pesticides, herbicides or chemical fertilizers. Throughout the cultivation process, hand weeding, cover crops and crop rotation methods are employed to promote healthy growth and maintain soil integrity. The resulting benefits are felt not only in the exceptional quality and durability of the final product, but also by the communities and farmers that dedicate their time, labour, and land to its production. Compared to conventional Cotton, Organic Cotton uses 80%+ less water and expends less than half the energy. Learn more about the difference you can make as a consumer by choosing Organic Cotton.
Merino WoolWorn as a base layer, Merino Wool garments provide exceptional warmth and breathability without the added bulk. Merino is renowned for moisture absorption, body temperature regulation, and its natural, antibacterial properties. Light weight and long-lasting, the wool is ethically produced from non-mulesed, Australian Merino Sheep, a breed with exceptionally fine, soft coats. You'll find Merino Wool in select Fall / Winter styles here at Duffield Design.
Hemp is an incredibly durable fabric with hypo-allergenic and UV resistant properties. Remarkable for its ability to be cultivated in as little as 100 days, Hemp is naturally resistant to both weeds and pests, while simultaneously producing oxygen and offering protection from topsoil erosion. Easily grown in a variety of climates, the entire plant - from stalk to flower, can be utilized and processed, adding to the global appeal of this renewable resource.