SÜK workwear is created by two manufacturers in Pakistan are at the forefront of ethical & ecological production practices.
SÜK workwear use 100% Fairtrade cotton from transparent supply chains. Our Fabric Mill in Lahore adheres to The Standard 100 by OKEO-TEX — one of the world’s most progressive standards, and a scrupulous regulatory body. This means SÜK’s fabric never include chemicals harmful to your skin, nor does its production have any harmful ecological impact. In sum: SÜK’s fabric is human and earth-friendly.
Our garments are assembled in a family run factory which adheres to standards set by the amfori BSCI System Manual. Compliance ensures that SÜK clothing is made in a workplace that is non-discriminatory, does not use child labour, has special protection for young workers, allows for collective bargaining and freedom of association, has fair working hours, pays the same or more than the local minimum wage, offers secure employment, and uses sustainable methods in all stages of production (you can learn more about these standards here).
"I made your clothes"
Knowing where and how our garments are made is crucial to us — equally as important as the welfare, dignity and livelihoods of the people who make them. Our brand founder spent weeks in Pakistan visiting factories and mills, looking for the right manufacturing partnership. “I would not have taken this business on if I was not able to manufacture these garments ethically.”
After one initial visit to the factory in Lahore, she could see it was a business that valued the work and skill of their employees, and a team she would be proud to work with. She has spent months working alongside them since, observing every stage of production, all the way through to checking and packing.
We know who made your clothes. And we are proud to call them our partners.
The first thing you notice about a SÜK garment is the fabric: it is prewashed to prevent shrinkage, and surprisingly soft. A lightly brushed, 100% Fairtrade cotton drill that feels like an old favourite. At 310 gsm our garments are built to last, & will accrue character with age. Every stage of garment manufacturing has been conducted to the highest ethical standard: from fabric sourcing to factory production, right down to the small details — like the 100% vegan leather patches on our back pockets.
Alison Pyrke is SÜK’s prized co-designer and garment developer. Alison undertook the daunting task of translating Mimosa’s visions into garments over three years of planning, sketching, pattern making, sampling and refining.
“It’s incredibly rare that you have a vision for something, and you witness it come to life as you dreamt it. Alison totally did that for SÜK, and more — the design elements she brought to the table are key, and her attention to detail, eye for quality and supreme craftsmanship is at the core of SÜK’s success.”
A cobbler and artist in her own right, Alison has use for SÜK on a daily basis.
Being a new clothing label, we are well aware of the high volume of fabric wastage that is created by the fashion industry. We are determined not to be a part of that trend.
This is why we work towards creating classic designs that ignore seasons and will stand the test of time. This is also why we have partnered with UPPAREL, a local company committed to reducing the number of textiles that end up in landfill.
We donate any garments beyond repair to be upcycled into new, quality, useful products.