Welcome! Schusser Threads is here to offer you the option to buy small, local, and choose made-to-order items which cut down on waste.
All of our garments fall into one of the following categories:
Next to Skin - A tight fit designed to be worn next to skin.
Regular Fit - Regular or standard fit. Most regular fit items will fit slightly baggy on women.
Baggy - The option if you're here for the vibe. Baggy items leave plenty of space for layering.
Size charts can be found on individual product pages in the "Size Chart" section.
Merino wool is nature's super-fibre. It is naturally moisture-wicking and keeps you cool or warm depending on the conditions in your surrounding environment. Merino also has natural anti-odour properties meaning it simply needs to be aired out between wears until you feel the need to wash it.
Washing instructions: Spot clean with warm water as needed, otherwise put it on a cold, gentle cycle with some wool detergent. Dry in the shade. Please DO NOT put your merino in the dryer or bleach it.
More information: https://www.woolmark.com/fibre/
3L Shell Outerwear
It is important to take care of waterproof-breathable products in order for them to retain their properties. Dirt, oils and sweat build up in the fabric membrane inhibiting the breathabity. Your outerwear will have a label on the inside of the garment with the appropriate care instructions. If your garment only has a few dirty patches simply spot clean with some cold water and a cloth, and hang in somewhere shady to dry.
If you outerwear is in dire need of a wash, launder outerwear on a cold or lukewarm, gentle cycle, ensuring all zippers are done up before washing. Drip dry in shade or tumble dry on a LOW heat to replenish durable water repellant (DWR) coating. If you feel that your product needs rewaterproofing or a deep clean, use a waterproof-breathable specific product. Please DO NOT bleach, use fabric softener or dry clean your garment.
Hemp, Tencel, Cotton
Nylon is one of the strongest synthetic fibres, however to lengthen the lifespan of your garment please ensure these washing instructions are followed.
Spot clean with warm water and soap as needed, otherwise put it on a cold, gentle cycle with a mild detergent. Drip dry in the shade (prolonged, constant exposure to direct sunlight will degrade the fibre). Please DO NOT use fabric softener, tumble dry or bleach your product. If you feel that your garment needs to be ironed, use a low heat setting.
Current Fabric Sources
Fibre Content: 100% Merino
Source: ABMT Textiles
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Certifications: Certified non-mulesed merino wool, Oeko-tex Standard 100, Responsible Wool Standard, ISO9001, ISO14001.
Why? Its local, supports Australian farmers and is of a high quality. Merino is also renewable and has a lower carbon footprint than farming cattle. So long as land is managed and sheep are rotated around grazing fields, wool will always be a good, natural option for durable goods.
Recycled Nylon Woven
Fibre Content: 100% Recycled Nylon
Location: Jiangsu, China
Certifications: Global Recycling Standard (GRS)
Why? This fabric has come direct from the manufacturer and is made from recycled nylon fibres. While the recycling process is far from perfect, you can rest easy knowing that the pants are made from high quality fabric that can be recycled again. Get in touch when your garment is at the end of its life to recycle it.
Hemp & Tencel Woven
Fibre Content: 55% Hemp, 45% Tencel
Source: Hemp Wholesale Australia
Location: Warehouse located in Bargara, Brisbane. Fabrics sourced from Europe, China and India.
Certifications: None yet (certifications are expensive to acquire), however Hemp Wholesale Australia has visited all their supplying factories to ensure workers are treated fairly and there is no child labour.
Why? Hemp requires no pesticides or herbicides and is therefore an "organic" crop even if there is no certification attached to the fibre produced. Hemp also naturally requires much less water than cotton and helps with reducing erosion, in addition to having more usable raw fibre per plant than cotton.
Tencel is actually a brand that uses regenerated cellulose fibres (often woodchips) to create fabrics, specifically in this case Lyocell. Tencel lyocell is not as sustainable as recycled cotton or organic linen however it is still biodegradable. The company also sources from certified sustainable plantations.
Polyester Waffle Jersey
Fibre Content: 100% Polyester
Source: Ex Designer
Location: Alexandria, NSW.
Certifications: Oeko-tex Standard 100, ISO9002. UPF Testing to Australian/New Zealand Standards.
Why? Giving new life to material that would have just sat around in a warehouse. While polyester is not inherently very sustainable, having single fibre fabrics make them easier to recycle at the end of their life.
Fibre Content: 100% Nylon with 15D Tricot backer. CR6 DWR 80/20 finish.
Certifications: Oeko-tex Standard 100
Why: Toray is renowned for its high quality and innovative fabrics. They are also extremely proactive in decreasing their impact on the environment and improving the quality of conditions for their employees across their network of factories.
Fibre Content: 100% GOTS Organic Cotton
Certifications: Global Organic textile Standard (GOTS), Oeko-tex Standard 100
Why: This sturdy cotton thread is free of toxic and harmful substances and ensures no nasties have made their way into your apparel. GOTS ensures the raw materials (cotton) are produced organically. Used on majority natural fibre garments.
Recycled Polyester Thread
Fibre Content: 100% Recycled Polyester Thread (RPET)
Location: HQ located in Germany, factories located across Europe and Asia
Certifications: Global Recycling Standard (GRS)
Why: You can't beat fully recycled thread that can easily make its way back into the textile loop to be recycled endlessly. This thread is sturdy and soft, making it ideal for apparel. Used on majority synthetic garments.
Repair and Reuse
We all know that sometimes things don't go as planned and you end up halfway up a tree. Rest assured that holes or tears are not the end of the world, and can be fixed.
If you have a Schusser Threads product that needs to be repaired, please get in touch and the item will be assessed to determine whether it is repairable, the material can be put to use somewhere else or the item can be donated to someone who will appreciate it just as much as you.
Your products will come in cardboard box, or a compostable mailer depending on the size of your order. We also exclusively use compostable "composticky" tape on all mailers which you can peel off, along with the paper shipping label, and stick in your worm farm or compost bin. Shipping boxes are sealed with a paper tape that uses a water-activated glue, this can be recycled with the box.