We believe that in this world of fast fashion and obsession with trends, its sometimes good to slow things down and really appreciate the skill and effort that has gone into creating the clothes we wear, whilst knowing they have been produced in an ethical and right way. So we want to share with you the process that goes into creating a Fitz & Fro and the origins of the fabrics we use to make our shirts.
All our shirts are designed in-house in London. Once we have the designs ready and flats drawn we hand select the materials from mills across Northern Portugal. These mills are regarded as some of the worlds finest, producing fabrics for many of the best-know fashion brands. The mills have a focus on sustainable fashion, whilst perfectly combining years of expertise with advancements in technology. The results are premium fabrics that are made to last - not just a one-season wonder.
100% Linen Shirts - The linen is grown and farmed in Normandy, France. It is then spun in China before being woven and finished in Portugal.
Brushed Cotton Shirts - The fabric is a combination of two cottons, one is grown in America, the other in Australia. They are then woven and finished in Portugal.
Oxford Shirts - The cotton is grown in Egypt and then spun, woven and finished in Portugal.
Popover Shirts - The cotton is grown in Spain then woven and finished in Portugal.
Cotton/Wool Blend Shirts - The cotton for this fabric is grown in America, whilst the wool content comes from Australia. They are then woven and finished in Portugal.
Seersucker Shirts - The cotton is grown in America, spun in Turkey and then woven and finished in Portugal.
Once the fabrics have been produced, all our shirts are then constructed in a family run factory in the Portuguese hills just north of Porto. The factory only manufactures one product - shirts - so they've gotten pretty good at it over the years. They employ highly skilled locals who work in a clean, comfortable and safe environment, being paid proper wages with normal working hours.
The finished shirts are then shipped to London where they are photographed for our website and stored. When an order comes in we personally pack it up and take it to our local post office to be sent.
Every single person we work with along the way has the same outlook as us, no corners are cut, nothing to hide - full transparency.