FREE Sustainable Fashion Courses

FREE Sustainable Fashion Courses

As sustainability becomes more and more important as the planet continues to suffer due to our actions, we wanted to highlight some of the amazing courses that are focussed on fashion and sustainability, many of which are completely free.Sustainability and minimising the impact to the planet is a key brand goal at FR3ND. Our products have been designed and developed to reduce the impact to our planet, not only in their production, but throughout the lifetime of the garments as you wear and wash it.Much of our learning about how to reduce our carbon footprint and produce our sustainable shirts...

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Our Cycling Commute Shirt – The perfect shirt to ride to work in.

Our Cycling Commute Shirt – The perfect shirt to ride to work in.

They have been designed to accommodate the performance requirements of your average daily commuter that cycles to work by engineering in specific attributes that help keep you cool, smart and odour free. These features allow you to confidently cycle to work wearing your merino shirt, knowing that when you arrive, you won’t need to get changed into another shirt OR repulse your colleagues with bad odour that is caused by wearing cotton or polyester shirts.
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What to wear when cycling to work?

What to wear when cycling to work?

Commuting to work by bike doesn’t mean starting your day sweaty, dishevelled and smelling of body odour. If you select the right clothing, you can turn up looking sharp and fresh-faced instead. Cycling to work is becoming more popular and with the decrease in public transport post coronavirus, more and more commuters are opting for the safer and more healthy option of commuting by bike to work. One of the main deterrents when it comes to cycling to work is the thought of working up a sweat and turning up to the office looking like they have just completed a...

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Creating the Best Cycle Commute T-Shirt

Creating the Best Cycle Commute T-Shirt

We wanted to create the perfect T shirt for commuters that ride to work. Something smart enough to be worn under a more formal shirt or by itself in more casual industries. The design and fit would need to be modern and understated with a high-quality finish, suitable for professional attire. It needed to be highly breathable, quick-drying, crease and odour free.
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Merino wool shirts – What’s the hype? How does it outperform cotton and polyester?

Merino wool shirts – What’s the hype? How does it outperform cotton and polyester?

Merino wool is hydrophobic, meaning it doesn’t like to have moisture on the surface of its fibre and therefore repels it from the outside. However, the inside of the merino fibre absorbs vapour (body heat) and this helps the fabric breath and keep the wearer comfortable. For example, let’s say you’re running late for a meeting and start to run or walk at a fast pace, your body warms up and wants to sweat to keep you cool. As the body warms, it emits moisture vapour that gets absorbed by the merino fibres as it grabs it from the skin. It then gets pulled to the outside of the merino garments to release it to the macro environment. It’s constantly sucking moisture vapour away from the body and releasing it, keeping the wearer more comfortable than say if they were wearing a synthetic fibre or cotton.
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Our Gingham Merino Shirt. Why it's already a classic.

Our Gingham Merino Shirt. Why it's already a classic.

GINGHAM FABRIC, A CHEQUERED HISTORY OF THE CLASSIC CLOTH From Dorothy’s blue gingham dress from the Wizard of Oz film to 1960’s MOD’s to classic vintage styling, gingham checked fabric is a classic fashion staple and this is why we selected it for our Merino Shirts.   WHAT IS GINGHAM? Gingham is a type of simple, woven fabric, typically Cotton but in our case, superfine Merino Wool. Originally it had a regular and brightly coloured stripe but later appeared as a much simpler and muted check pattern. The colours are commonly blue or red stripes with a white background or...

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