6 – 7 Tannery Way
The Tannery, Garlands Road
Phone: +64 (03) 381-5566
We work out of our combined design/showroom/retail space located at The Tannery in Christchurch, New Zealand. Here, bordered by bakers, brewers, jewelers and baristas we chat with our customers, drink good coffee and create Alchemy Equipment.
Driven by a small team of apparel industry veterans (with a refreshing dose of fresh ideas from future veterans), we are committed to creating pieces to the highest standards. Alchemy Equipment products should have premium material selections, and we source from mills globally, with key suppliers in Italy, Switzerland, Portugal and Japan (along with merino from a lot closer to home). We pride ourselves on impeccable construction and have a 360 degrees design approach, inside and out, and tailoring that makes each piece feel special each time you wear it.
How we make things also matters to us – with deep relationships with our vendors (some approaching 25 years of working together (albeit elsewhere), and we only work with people we like and trust. We are fully aware of our social responsibility and working conditions in our factories and sustainability matter to us. Our supply chain is narrow and deep, so we ensure our consistency and quality. It also means we can ensure that best practices are being implemented (our factories are e.g. SMETA and WRAP certified)
We work with a more diverse group of material suppliers, but a common link, other than quality, is the shared relationship to sustainable, fair and clean production, . Almost all materials we use are Bluesign and/or Oeko-Tex certified, our knitwear uses wool from RWS (Responsible Wool Standard) suppliers, our merino is mulesing-free, we source RDS (Responsible Down Standard) down, and we use organically grown cotton.
Perhaps our most fundamental objective is to build our products so that the cradle to grave cycle is long. You should own and use an Alchemy Equipment product for a long time. Not only do we build to this philosophy, we design to it. This is why you don’t see us slavishly following fleeting fashion trends, we favour a more timeless approach to building a wardrobe for staple, classic pieces.