Fanmail is a line of sustainable wardrobe essentials made in New York.
Transparency From Fiber to Finished Garment
Fanmail is committed to a new kind of manufacturing: Transparency From Fiber to Finished Garment. It's about knowing where your clothes come from and what they're made of. Each of our unique fabrics is chosen for luxurious texture and sustainability. All garments are cut and sewn in NYC so that we can visit our factories regularly and ensure the finest quality.
Below you can read more generally about the core sources in our supply chain – for complete information on the materials and manufacturers behind each garment, check the product page in the webshop or flip over the Fanmail hangtag in store at one of our stockists.
More and more restaurants print menus that include information on the suppliers of the food they cook with. Why not do the same with clothing?
Our organic cotton-hemp jersey, organic cotton-hemp French terry, and 100% hemp jersey are supplied by Hemptraders, which works directly with one of the first mills in China to join the Fair Wear Foundation, an organization that that employs third-party auditing to ensure fair labor practices. The organic cotton is third-party certified by the Global Organic Trade Standard (GOTS).
Fanmail buys organic cotton jersey, terry, rib and thermal from Spiritex, a supplier that works with a community of growers and mills within 100 miles of Asheville, NC. The fabric adheres to GOTS standards and supports the local economy of one of America's few remaining textile manufacturing regions.
Specialty knits and ribs come from Panoco Trading, a supplier based in Tokyo. All organic cotton is bioRe certified, which is a complementary standard to GOTS. In addition to indicating fibers are GOTS-certified, it includes social and environmental standards to ensure the well-being of the people producing them.
Nearly all of our colors are custom, and we have developed techniques to achieve the best dye quality and luxurious hand-feel in partnership with Color Tex in Brooklyn. We use fiber-reactive dyes and enzyme wash our fabric for softness.
Fanmail works primarily with two factories in Manhattan’s Garment District. Wovens, like button-up shirts, jackets and trousers are manufactured at FPS on 35th, while cut & sew knits are produced at GGC on 36th.