Full Circle Fibres to MADI and Pip Cloth Story
In Flower and Fibre
A whole paddock of nurtured Pidgeon Pea next to the cotton fields encourages moths and bugs to feast and breed away from the cotton.
Nature's Microfibre Factory
Cotton Fibre forming in the boll over Summer.
ready for harvest
Traceability starts here
Ready for the Gin
Each module contains enough cotton for over 3000 t-shirts.
This is where the cotton tumbles into the teeth on wheels that pull the seeds away and leave the fibre ready for spinning.
Ginning removes the seed from the fibre, this is saved for cattle feed or to be pressed for oil, even the gin trash has pathways to composting or energy and the motes (short fibres) can go to coarse grade stringy yarns. This is the Gin in St. George, S.W. QLD.
Bales for carding
Each Spinning batch is a combination of bales steadily processed and blended for consistent even yarn.
Fibres are aligned
For Smooth strong yarn fibres are combed into alignment with any short fibres removed.
Roving is finely drafted before ring spinning finally adds twist to the organised fibres – yarn is created.
Yarn ready for milling
Yarn is palletised ready for shipping back to Australia from Manchester, UK.
Circular Knitting Jersey
Yarn is loaded onto a creel and knitted into a great long ‘sock’ as jersey.
Factory in Coburg, Melbourne, Australia.
Jersey Fabric is piece dyed, in a jet dye machine, opened to full width, and dried on a stenter, then rolled up ready for use.
Factory in Sunshine, Melbourne, Australia.
Delivered to Madi and Pip
Gorgeous garment made with care, at the Madi & Pip studio, ready to be enjoyed.