is MADE TO MEASURE SUSTAINABLE?

 

Clothing production makes up 10% of humanity’s carbon emissions, dries up water sources, and pollutes rivers and streams. So what can you as a consumer do to offset your environmental impact and how can you support brands fighting this trend?

THE IMPACTS

 
 

20% of global industrial water pollution comes from textile treatment and dyeing. The industry uses 1.5 trillion litres of water a year as huge quantities of fresh water are used for the dyeing and finishing process of all our clothes.

As a reference, on average it takes over 200 tons of fresh water per ton of dyed fabric but in terms of cotton it can be much worse; 20,000 litres of water are needed to produce just 1kg of cotton.

As clothing production becomes more advanced and the demand for quick, cheap options becomes more intense, brands are using more and more micro fibers and synthetic materials to construct their products. This is disastrous for our environment as every time we wash a synthetic garment (polyester, nylon, etc), about 1,900 individual micro fibers are released into the water, making their way into our oceans.

These micro-fibers are then eaten by marine animals, meaning we are introducing plastic into a delicate, natural ecosystem. These fibres also do not break down efficiently and can take up to 200 years to decompose. This combined with the fact that an average western family throws away 30kg of clothing a year has lead to 5.2% of the contents of landfills globally being claimed by clothing.

 

 

 

HOW CAN I HELP?

 

The answer to how you as an individual can help move against this trend through your clothing choices is simply to only buy things that you truly need and really love.

The fast fashion model revolves around compromise and impulse, meaning most items bought from these brands aren’t exactly what the customer is looking for, but are just good enough for a few wears before they are disposed of. This attitude combined with deteriorating construction standards is leading to the lifespan of clothing getting shorter and shorter.

Well-made clothing should last for decades if cared for properly. Trends may come and go, but never so dramatically that items can’t be recycled, re-fashioned or repaired as opposed to thrown away. Made to measure clothing presents itself as a way of having something made that is EXACTLY what you need and love.

By working with a trusted tailor to commission a piece that perfectly reflects your lifestyle, you can build a wardrobe of only a few garments, but garments that reflect you as an individual, not a mass market.

 

 

 

Made to measure also means not sacrificing on fit. The fit of a garment is one of the key reasons it may be thrown away, either due to the wearer’s body changing or as fit trends change.

Through having clothing made to your measurements, you not only ensure that it is comfortable, flattering and breathable, you also ensure that if your weight changes, you can work with your tailor through alterations and if the garment is designed with a timeless fit, it won’t be subject to trends throughout the years and will always look good.

We at BELANCĒ passionately believe in made to measure clothing as an effective way of combating the confronting impacts clothing production has on our environment. The reality is we all need some clothing, we don’t however need the large amount of pieces that many assume they need. 

We challenge our customers to embrace minimalism and versatility in their clothing choices. We work with our customers to build a uniform of durable, timeless pieces that satisfy their diverse range of lifestyles.

You have the power to fight against the fast fashion machine, and if you decide to do so by having your clothing custom made, you have made a wise choice on behalf of not only the environment, but also yourself.

FAQ

Depending on the fabric availability of your order, please allow 3-4 weeks for it to be made and shipped.

If you’ve ordered a Gift Card, your order will be shipped within 24 hours with Australia Post Express.

If you’ve ordered with us before and we have your measurements on file, simply place the order online. We will contact you within 24 hours to confirm your order. There is no need to book an appointment.

If we haven’t taken your measurements, you can choose to order one of our sizes (when available) or book an appointment with one of our team to take your measurements. 

Each item is carefully made one at a time. Kindly note that we don’t accept returns or refunds for change of mind or fitting issues. If you’re unsure about the fit or have changed measurements since your last order, please contact us to discuss or book an appointment to have your measurements taken in-store. 

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We ship worldwide using Fedex or DHL and in Australia with Australia Post. Each order is first carefully checked in our Sydney studio before being sent. A tracking number will be provided upon shipment. 

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BELancĒ SIZING GUIDE

Jackets

SIZE36 (XS)38 (S)40 (M)42 (L)44 (XL)
SHOULDER4446474849
CHEST98102106110114
WAIST889296100104
SLEEVE LENGTH5657596162
BACK LENGTH6769707173
  • A short size option in our jackets and shirts will be 3cm shorter in the jacket length than its regular equivalent, the sleeves will be 3cm shorter.
  • A long size option in our jackets and shirts will be 3cm longer in the jacket length than a standard length garment and will be 3 cm longer in the sleeves.
  • We advise selecting a short length size if you stand at 175cm tall (5’8) or under
  • We advise selecting a long length if you stand over 190cm tall (6’2)

Jackets

SIZE36 (XS)38 (S)40 (M)42 (L)44 (XL)
SHOULDER4446474849
CHEST98102106110114
WAIST889296100104
SLEEVE LENGTH5960626465
BACK LENGTH7072737476
  • A short size option in our jackets and shirts will be 3cm shorter in the jacket length than its regular equivalent, the sleeves will be 3cm shorter.
  • A long size option in our jackets and shirts will be 3cm longer in the jacket length than a standard length garment and will be 3 cm longer in the sleeves.
  • We advise selecting a short length size if you stand at 175cm tall (5’8) or under
  • We advise selecting a long length if you stand over 190cm tall (6’2)

Jackets

SIZE36 (XS)38 (S)40 (M)42 (L)44 (XL)
SHOULDER4446474849
CHEST98102106110114
WAIST889296100104
SLEEVE LENGTH6263656768
BACK LENGTH7375767779
  • A short size option in our jackets and shirts will be 3cm shorter in the jacket length than its regular equivalent, the sleeves will be 3cm shorter.
  • A long size option in our jackets and shirts will be 3cm longer in the jacket length than a standard length garment and will be 3 cm longer in the sleeves.
  • We advise selecting a short length size if you stand at 175cm tall (5’8) or under
  • We advise selecting a long length if you stand over 190cm tall (6’2)

Shirts

SIZEXS (36)S (38)M (40)L (42)XL (44)
Collar3638404243.5
Chest102106110114118
Back Length7072747678
Sleeve Length5759616364
  • A short size option in our shirts will be 3cm shorter in the jacket length than its regular equivalent, the sleeves will be 3cm shorter.
  • A long size option in our shirts will be 3cm longer in the jacket length than a standard length garment and will be 3 cm longer in the sleeves.
  • We advise selecting a short length size if you stand at 175cm tall (5’8) or under
  • We advise selecting a long length if you stand over 190cm tall (6’2)

Shirts

 XS (36)S (38)M (40)L (42)XL (44)
Collar3638404243.5
Chest102106110114118
Back Length7375777981
Sleeve Length6062646667
  • A short size option in our shirts will be 3cm shorter in the jacket length than its regular equivalent, the sleeves will be 3cm shorter.
  • A long size option in our shirts will be 3cm longer in the jacket length than a standard length garment and will be 3 cm longer in the sleeves.
  • We advise selecting a short length size if you stand at 175cm tall (5’8) or under
  • We advise selecting a long length if you stand over 190cm tall (6’2)

Shirts

 XS (36)S (38)M (40)L (42)XL (44)
Collar3638404243.5
Chest102106110114118
Back Length7678808284
Sleeve Length6365676970
  • A short size option in our shirts will be 3cm shorter in the jacket length than its regular equivalent, the sleeves will be 3cm shorter.
  • A long size option in our shirts will be 3cm longer in the jacket length than a standard length garment and will be 3 cm longer in the sleeves.
  • We advise selecting a short length size if you stand at 175cm tall (5’8) or under
  • We advise selecting a long length if you stand over 190cm tall (6’2)

Tailored Trousers

 

 XS (28)S (30)32 (M)34 (L)36 (XL)
Waist7578828690
Cuff3334353637
Outseam939598101103
  • A short size option in our Trousers will be 3cm shorter than its regular equivalent.
  • A long size option in our Trousers will be 3cm longer than its regular equivalent.

Tailored Trousers

 

 XS (28)S (30)32 (M)34 (L)36 (XL)
Waist7578828690
Cuff3334353637
Outseam9698101104106
  • A short size option in our Trousers will be 3cm shorter than its regular equivalent.
  • A long size option in our Trousers will be 3cm longer than its regular equivalent.

Tailored Trousers

 

 XS (28)S (30)32 (M)34 (L)36 (XL)
Waist7579838791
Cuff3334353637
Outseam99101104107109
  • A short size option in our Trousers will be 3cm shorter than its regular equivalent.
  • A long size option in our Trousers will be 3cm longer than its regular equivalent.

Relaxed Trousers

 

 XS (28)S (30)M (32)L (34)XL (36)
Waist7880838688
Cuff3436373839
Outseam939598101103
  • A short size option in our Trousers will be 3cm shorter than its regular equivalent.
  • A long size option in our Trousers will be 3cm longer than its regular equivalent.

Relaxed Trousers

 

 XS (28)S (30)M (32)L (34)XL (36)
Waist7880838688
Cuff3436373839
Outseam9698101104106
  • A short size option in our Trousers will be 3cm shorter than its regular equivalent.
  • A long size option in our Trousers will be 3cm longer than its regular equivalent.

Relaxed Trousers

 

 XS (28)S (30)M (32)L (34)XL (36)
Waist7880838688
Cuff3436373839
Outseam99101104107109
  • A short size option in our Trousers will be 3cm shorter than its regular equivalent.
  • A long size option in our Trousers will be 3cm longer than its regular equivalent.

Safari Jackets

 
XS S M L XL
SHOULDER 44 45.5 47 48.5 50
CHEST 101 106 111 116 120
WAIST 90 95 100 105 109
BACK LENGTH 69 71 73 75 76
SLEEVE LENGTH 58 59 61 63 64

Safari Jackets


XS S M L XL
SHOULDER 44 45.5 47 48.5 50
CHEST 101 106 111 116 120
WAIST 90 95 100 105 109
BACK LENGTH 72 74 76 78 79
SLEEVE LENGTH 61 62 64 66 67

Safari Jackets


XS S M L XL
SHOULDER 44 45.5 47 48.5 50
CHEST 101 106 111 116 120
WAIST 90 95 100 105 109
BACK LENGTH 75 77 79 81 82
SLEEVE LENGTH 64 65 67 69 70

OVERCOATS


XS S M L XL
SHOULDER 44 45 47 49 50
CHEST 101 107 113 118 123
WAIST 91 97 103 108 113
BACK LENGTH 79 81 85 89 91
SLEEVE LENGTH 57 58 60 62 63

OVERCOATS


XS S M L XL
SHOULDER 44 45 47 49 50
CHEST 101 107 113 118 123
WAIST 91 97 103 108 113
BACK LENGTH 82 84 88 92 94
SLEEVE LENGTH 60 61 63 65 66

OVERCOATS


XS S M L XL
SHOULDER 44 45 47 49 50
CHEST 101 107 113 118 123
WAIST 91 97 103 108 113
BACK LENGTH 82 84 88 92 94
SLEEVE LENGTH 60 61 63 65 66

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