Nos matières : la qualité comme première exigence

Our materials: quality as the first requirement

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At the start of the school year, it is an opportunity to take stock but above all to project ourselves into a future that we envisage with positivity and head full of desires. Among them, above all, we want to remain faithful to the founding values ​​of the brand and continue to design high-end, timeless and durable pieces.

To do this, we give priority to the choice of materials when designing our collections. You will certainly have noticed, but we only use 100% natural* or recycled materials, most of which are certified. This quality requirement is further strengthened, with the aim of offering you high-end clothing on a daily basis.

As an introduction to the season, we present to you the key materials of the fall-winter collection, natural and eco-responsible, always serving the signature Hast style.

Hast: 100% natural materials

Around 50% of the world's clothing is made of polyester. However, at Hast, since the launch of the brand we have only manufactured pieces from 100% natural materials* . Why this choice ?

Natural material: definition

Let's start from the beginning. A natural material can be animal or plant and occurs in the state of fiber in nature. These materials require little or no chemical use and are therefore classified among “eco-responsible textiles” because they are less harmful to the environment. Some plant fibers even have the particularity of growing in Europe, such as linen. Among the natural materials most used in fashion, we find cotton (regular and organic), linen or wool.

Conversely, synthetic materials are made entirely chemically from coal or petroleum. Among these, we can cite nylon, polyester, acrylic, elastane (or also called lycra) or polypropylene. Less expensive, with adaptable properties, these materials are nevertheless very polluting and of lower quality.

Quality & Eco-responsibility

In addition to their ecological virtues, natural materials also have the advantage of increasing the durability, appearance and style of the garment, in terms of color rendering for example. Sébastien, stylist at Hast, explains: “In summer and winter, color is very important. The fact that we only use natural materials for our collections allows us to have a range of very beautiful, varied and deep colors .”

Furthermore, if natural materials had been neglected in the textile industry in recent years due to their cost, they are coming back to the forefront, to now replace them. This is particularly the case for merino wool, which we are using this fall-winter season for our shirts, jackets and pants as well as our knitwear. We use it a lot for its breathable, temperature-regulating qualities while ensuring comfort and style.

More than a choice, the fact of favoring natural materials is a reflection of our commitments and our desire to always offer you high-end pieces, designed with respect for humans and the planet.

The material that pollutes the least is that which already exists

In the textile industry today, less than 20% of materials are recycled. However, recycling is a fundamental principle of the circular economy and one of the most ecological recycling techniques available.

As a fashion brand, we are taking full advantage of our power to act, turning more and more towards recycling in order to limit our environmental impact. Although there are still few choices in recycled materials, this fall, the collection is expanding with pieces made from recycled materials - like our essential winter sweater in recycled wool with a round neck.

Wool recycling comes from the mechanical recycling of already existing wool clothing but also from production scraps within the spinning mills themselves: the wool is first carefully sorted by composition, by color then shredded; the fibers are then mixed to create the desired color rather than using dye, then spun and woven again. Finally, a slight addition of new so-called “virgin” material can be made in order to lengthen the fibers and provide robustness and guarantee spinning and weaving during manufacturing.

Natural materials are the simplest to recycle and can be easily transformed into new fabrics when they are mono-material or mixed (linen and cotton for example), because they are easier to “defiber”. But far from being a miracle solution, recycling 100% natural materials can impact the durability of the piece. This is why, instead of using 100% recycled wool for our work jacket this season, we had to add a portion of recycled polyester, itself made from recycled plastic bottles and fishing nets. 'use. The material is thus reinforced and you will wear our jacket longer!

Our environmental certifications

Hast commitments also include some figures:

100% of our fabrics come from Europe

25% of our shirts are GOTS cotton certified, a label which guarantees cotton from organic farming and which guarantees an ecological and socially responsible production method.

100% of our recycled wool sweaters are knitted from GRS certified wool.

We are convinced that as a brand, we must offer another, more sustainable way of producing. Sustainability which requires a meticulous choice of materials and reasoned production processes. We regularly check the quality of our products and have established a real relationship of trust with our European suppliers.

Behind the label of our clothes are actually our thoughts and our commitments towards responsible fashion. Our aim is to offer you a wardrobe of high-end clothing, made from high-quality natural or recycled materials - but without ever compromising on style.

We let you discover the new collection !

*with the exception of our swimsuits for which there is not yet a real alternative to nylon, but this is compensated by a very long lifespan.

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