Transparency is the foundation of Francis River.

We believe to be sustainable you must be ethical in all practices, and to be ethical you need to be transparent.

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Deadstock Fabric 

Francis River pieces are created using deadstock textiles.

What is 'Deadstock' fabric? Deadstock is the result of unsustainable fashion practices, that’s the plain truth. 

Oftentimes it’s a result of big name brands over ordering or a textile house has overproduced, rendering them as surplus - which often ends up in landfill.

The process of sourcing our fabric this way means we’ve adopted a slow and conscious approach to creating each garment, because we have to work within a more limited means without compromising on quality. Sometimes finding the perfect fabric is like finding a needle in a haystack.

Each release is limited and cannot be replicated in the same fabric or print due to the nature of this process. 

Until the fashion industry has drastically moved away from fast-fashion practices, this is one way we have chosen to reduce wasteful impacts towards a future focused solution.

Ethical Manufacturing

We've partnered with TTK Collective Ethical Manufacturing House.

TTK Collective operates out of their Noosa HQ, with their ethical manufacturing house based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, which employs 8 staff.

Together we are upholding the values below: 

  • Paid above sustainable living wages
  • No overtime
  • Flexibility to work their own hours
  • Produced within ethical & respectful conditions
  • Handmade & no mass production
  • Offering sustainable & recycled fabric options
  • No single-use plastics used for the shipment of goods
  • Certifications: QIMA, GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard)

Visit TTK Collective to learn more about how they’re changing the fashion industry for good.


Our mailers are made from FSC certified 100% post-consumer recycled paperboard and can be reused again or is curbside recyclable

Our packaging tape is both compostable and curbside recyclable

Our swing tags are made of recycled papercard and are curbside recyclable.

Our cards are 100% Recycled Uncoated Paper and are curbside recyclable

Our Stickers and the release liner are both compostable and curbside recyclable.

We receive stock from our manufacturer in garment bags that are home and commercially compostable, breaking down in as little as 90 days. We endeavour to compost these at our local community garden if they cannot be reused.