Organic cotton (GOTS Certified)
A textile product carrying the GOTS label grade ‘organic’ must contain a minimum of 95% certified organic fibers. The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is recognized as the world’s leading processing standard for textiles made from organic fibers. It defines high-level environmental criteria along the entire organic textiles supply chain. For example: GOTS requires that processors and/or manufacturers report data on water consumption output and that they set target goals and procedures to reduce water consumption. Also: All chemical inputs (e.g. dyes, auxiliaries and process chemicals) must be evaluated and must meet basic requirements on toxicity and biodegradability/eliminability.
TENCEL® is the lyocell fiber from the house of Lenzing. It is of botanic origin, since it is extracted from raw material wood. Fiber production itself is extremely ecofriendly, due to the closed loop system.
Lenzing Modal®, a modal fiber from Lenzing, is naturally soft on the skin and exceptionally ecological. The fiber is produced using Edelweiss technology. Edelweiss stands for a “symbiotic” production process – pulp, the raw material, is produced at the same site as the Modal fiber itself. Thus production can be done while going easy on energy and other resources. Simply Edelweiss!
Linen is made from cellulose fibers that are commonly derived from flax plants. This fabric is durable, linen can endure 20 years of wear, but it is also incredibly comfortable and flexible. The flax plant does not require much energy or water resources to produce and the entire plant is used to make linen, leaving no waste footprint. Linen clothing is naturally biodegradable and recyclable.
People first standards
- Employment is freely chosen
- Freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining are respected
- Working conditions are safe and hygienic
- Child labor must not be used
- Living wages are at least minimum
- Working hours are not excessive
- No discrimination is practiced
- Regular employment is provided
- Harsh or inhumane treatment is prohibited
Along with the implementation of the GOTS certificate, we also work with a manufacturer who separately audits the factories in order to ensure the standards are as set above. Checking the wages is a major part of these audits, as we (and our manufacturer) want to make sure the factory workers are paid at least 150% – 200% over the minimum wage.
We are very proud to be a 100% wholehearted vegan company.