1. Artisan made
“We believe in a cleaner clothing industry and in a more ethical economy.”
Our number one priority, along with focusing on quality, is to give an ecological dimension to our entire manufacturing process, using recyclable packaging, organic cotton, local production methods and environmental actions.
2. Clean Industry
We know that waste management is one of the biggest issues the textile industry must face and we’re aware of how costly it can be for the environment and the consumers, which is why we strive to limit our impact by making meaningful decisions:
» Using compact, adapted packaging to store and ship our products, using recyclable brown kraft paper sourced in France, fully compostable at home or fully recyclable when paper sorting.
» Green energy; We chose to work with local green energy suppliers: Ilek for the gas and Enargia for the electricity.
» Quality products means more sustainable products, but also, by definition, less consumption.
Still, the best kind of waste is the one that’s not produced !
3. Sustainable production
The textile production is made in the region of Porto, in Portugal, a country we are fond of for its savoir-vivre, and do support for its textile savoir-faire.
Indeed, Portugal figures among the most highly rated production sites for designers with high quality standards, especially concerning jersey work.
This location is a strategic choice as well, with regard to reactivity and flexibility, but also to environmental impact, considering the human size of the factories and the geographic proximity.
We only use GOTS certified cotton (which stands for Global Organic Textile Standards), ensuring greater transparency and traceability when sourcing organic cotton :
» Using sustainable production and transformation processes
» Respecting and improving work conditions
» Promoting the use of organic fibers
» Banning the use of dangerous inputs, such as toxic heavy metals and aromatic solvents.
Besides, all our products are Oeko-Tex certified, an independent label that helps to protect effectively both consumers and the planet. This label is pioneering the creation of tests that aim to limit the use of chemicals, and whose thresholds go way beyond what is currently in effect on a national and an international level.
4. Nature protection
This won’t come as a surprise: there will be no life and even less economy on a planet that’s dead. In 2018, we joined the philanthropic community 1% for the Planet France.
As a member, we pledged to donate at least 1% of our annual turnover to environmental protection initiatives. The 1% FTP network, which includes over 500 accredited French associations, helps to fight against greenwashing, check donations and boost their effect.
Always close to our heart, our love of the wilderness and adventure led us to choose to support animal welfare and biodiversity by making donations to the French association ASPAS Nature, Association pour la protection des Animaux Sauvages. 100% free and independent, ASPAS fights for the voice of the wild fauna and the species that are deemed insignificant, cumbersome or that are at risk of being hunted.
It mobilizes public opinion, addresses elected officials and raises awareness in all public circles as to the need to protect natural habitats and species. Its legal expertise is second to none. For nearly 40 years, it has engaged in over 3500 legal proceedings to help enforce and improve environmental rights.
ASPAS creates wildlife reserves called “Réserves de Vie Sauvage®” where no human activity is allowed, except for walks made out of love and curiosity for nature. This label represents the highest level of protection in France.