The problem of synthetic fibers and conventional natural fibers (non-organic) is that they pollute the environment by releasing chemical products into the air, water and land, damaging the ecosystems and harming our health. Why? Because they are cultivated and transformed with the massive use of products that are toxic for humans and the environment.
For these reasons, and with the aim of protecting our Earth and our health, we have made the choice of working only with fibers from natural sources with ecological transformation processes. These natural fibers come from plant sources (linen, hemp or Tencel®) or animal sources (wool), which are farmed without the use of pesticides, GMO or chemical fertilisers.
Our fabrics are all organic and use so-called “low impact fiber reactive dyes”, which respect the environment and our health. These dyes do not contain any heavy metals or other toxic products. They use less energy, produce less waste and the waste water is treated to be recycled.
And because we do not do things by half, we do not use zip fasteners in our creations but only natural buttons made of European wood. What’s the aim of all this? To manufacture, wear and recycle our clothes whilst minimizing their polluting impact on the environment and their harmful impact on our health.
Our creations in linen and hemp benefit from GOTS certification. It is one of the two references in matters of organic fabric with the Oeko-Tex 100 certification. It guarantees responsible manufacturing from the social and environmental point of view, and the organic quality of the textiles from the harvesting of the raw materials through to the finished product, including the transformation and dyeing process. To know more about this label, you can visit their website: www.global-standard.org.
Our creations in Tencel® cannot receive GOTS certification since the label does not consider Tencel® to be an organic fabric although the manufacturing process is very much sustainable and the fiber comes from forest plantations managed durably. The dyes used to dye our Tencel® have Oeko-Tex 100 certification.