When sourcing materials, Dominique Healy predominately uses deadstock fabric sourced from makers and mills in Japan, Hong Kong, France, Italy, Australia and New Zealand. Deadstock fabrics are end-of-line, mills overruns, cancelled orders or designer excess and are typically deemed a waste product in the fashion industry, often ending up in landfill.
All of Dominique’s linen classics are made using European Flax sourced from France and Belgium before being sent to China to be milled. Linen is made from flax, which is a hardy plant that requires little water and few pesticides and fertilisers. The mills used to produce the linen in Dominique’s classics range are OEKO-TEX certified, which means the mills must meet their regulations regarding the responsible use of chemicals.
Working in the textile industry for many years equipped Dominique with the knowledge, courage and drive to take the plunge and start her own label, one with a strong commitment to supporting and promoting local and ethical clothing production.
As the brand evolves and grows, Dominique will continue seeking and incorporating more sustainable and earth friendly materials into her collections.