About our Products
About our Products
Ethical Luxury Made In Europe
At The Founder, we create ethical luxury products by combining traditional craftsmanship and modern design. All products are crafted in European family-owned factories of highest ethical standard. We only use 100% natural materials in our clothes and fair-trade skins in our accessories.
For our cotton t-shirt and silk tops, each piece has been created from 100% natural fibres, sourcing only the finest raw materials from Italy and America. These are then turned into luxurious, high quality fabrics at a mill in Portugal. And after dying the fabrics and producing the first samples, we refine our designs to perfect the smallest details and the fit of each piece. The result is super-soft, lightweight garments in a selection of clean and modern colours that are timeless and stylish.
For our leather goods, we use only fair-trade skins hand-selected in Spain, which are then transformed in a 140-year-old family-owned factory in Ubrique, one of Europe’s most renowned towns for artisanal leather goods.
Supima cotton Jersey
Often referred to as “the cashmere of cottons”, Supima surpasses all other cottons in softness, strength, and colour brilliance. Because fewer fibre ends are exposed in Supima cotton compared with regular cotton, the effects of abrasion are minimised and there is less pilling.
Modal Cotton Jersey
Modal, a fibre that comes from the beech tree, is naturally very soft on the skin and exceptionally ecological. Its low fibre rigidity makes it an unparalleled supplier of softness in a completely natural way. And the finer the fibre, the finer the textile can be. At the Founder, we use a classic blend of Modal with cotton. And because the dying behaviour of Modal is very similar to that of cotton, the combination guarantees an ideal tone in tone dying while ensuring an even colour and particular shine.
We decided to incorporate silk in our designs as it has benefits that other fabrics simply cannot match. Silk is the most hypoallergenic of all fabrics and can be used in all climates. It is warm in winter and cool in summer and so is ideal for all year round wear. In spite of its delicate appearance, our silk is relatively robust and can be machine-washed at 30 degrees.
All our buttons are made from Corozo, a 100% natural product found in the Amazon, which is scratch resistant, extremely durable, and high temperature resistant. Its porous nature allows colours to penetrate deep into the surface, making it an excellent material for dying. Corozo is also well known for its elegant natural grain, a unique pattern that, much like a fingerprint, ensures no two buttons are exactly alike.
All our accessories are made from Saffiano Spanish calf leather, which offers a unique scratch resistant, durable, and easy clean finish. To achieve the Saffiano texture, a cross-hatch finish with a special diagonal pattern, calf leather is treated with a machine that impresses a texture before being finished with a wax.