ABOUT

THE STORY

The basques believe that in olden days, during transhumance, the sheperds’ wives used to give their husbands an undergarment that was endowed with the power to protect them from the harshness of nature’s elements.

Hemen, which means «here» in Basque language, wanting to perpetuate this tradition, managed to revive the genuine savoir-faire and the high quality textiles that built the reputation of this legendary present.

Hemen designs underwear with personnality for the men of today, living in harmony with their time and caring about their comfort, male underwear with an attitude.

Because we care

We believe as a brand that we have a responsibility to make a positive change where possible, to protect our environment and consider the industry that we contribute to.

Sustainibility as a primary consideration has been naturally incorporated into all our processes. Our responsible manufacturing partners in Porto, Portugal, produce all of our garments, using sustainable and eco-friendly practices.

Because Health Safety and Environment Protection matter, Hemen is proudly associated with the « Global Organic Textil Standards» related to its use of organic cotton. GOTS is the highest strandard labelisation considering social and envireronmental criterias for textil made from 100% organic fibres.

100% of our products are Oeko-Tex certified.

Oeko-tex is an independant testing and certification system for textil products. Hemen goes for Oeko Tex that controls and limits chemical use far beyond applicable national and international standards.

One Percent for the Planet

We are proud to tell we are official member of the international non-profit organization One Percent for the Planet,  whose mission is to ‘build, support and activate an alliance of businesses financially committed to creating a healthy planet’.

As a sustainable brand focusing on organic cotton and local sourcing, we believe in taking responsibility for the planet and driving positive change. 1% of our annual turnover serve as building support for this essential work in six focused areas: climate, food, land, pollution, water, and wildlife’.