The fashion industry is one of the most polluting industries in the world. The enormous amounts of water, energy and chemicals that are used in the process of making fabrics are insane.Our essentials are durable. We would like to tell you more about the brands and fabrics that are used in the essentials we sell.
Young Frankk is a creative studio with a focus on handcrafted jewelry, founded in 2012 by artist and designer Christine Young. With a multidisciplinary approach, Young Frankk studio strives to be open to experimentation and collaboration in order to offer a curated range of beautiful and modern pieces. They value the craftsmanship and the handmade process of every product, therefore each piece is created by hand and independently produced, resulting in a unique and one of a kind piece just for you.
The Nude Label
The Nude Label is an ethical underwear brand.
Born from a need of appealing yet comfy undies with a good fit and support for women's everyday life.
An evocation to natural beauty throughout the use of soft materials for a second skin feeling.
Locally made in a family factory in Valencia, Spain, where they create and live.
Matt & Nat stands for MAT(T)ERIAL and NATURE
From the start, being committed to not using leather or any other animal-based materials in their designs felt natural to them. Each season, they continue to explore new innovative ways to remain sustainable and eco-friendly.Produced in China, in small factories where Matt & Nat has long-standing relationships with. Vegan Leather and linings made out of recycled bottles. Approximately 21 plastic bottles are recycled for every bag they produce.
By Signe stands for honest and sustainable fashion without compromise. Their entire design process is gathered under one roof Produced in their own factory in Denmark
Whenever possible, they keep their fabrics unbleached and only in natural colours. If a textile is whitened, this is achieved with oxybleach, which is a low impact safe method of whitening based on oxygen that leaves no residue. The Fabrics the finished fabric is GOTS certified it means that no heavy metal dyes, toxic chemicals or pesticides are used.
The scarves of Lucila Kenny are made of 100% Organic Cotton and coloured with natural dyes at her studio in Amsterdam. Every material used to produce these garments is provided by the earth and respects the land and the traditions that inspire them.
The scarves are made of Organic Cotton and dyed with plant extracts. Most of the dyes Lucila uses are produced in a windmill in Zaandam, a town near Amsterdam. She also collects rain water for dyeing, and use the leftover dyes for new batches in order to reduce the water-footprin on her productsT. That's why every scarf has is own unique color.
August is a clothing brand that combines natural materials with innovative design. Harmony between comfort, practicality, and style is their main focus. The use of clean forms, refined lines, and silent expression are embodied in these collections. They are suitable for anyone appreciating elegant clothes as well as sustainability in clothing design.
August is founded by an Estonian designer Äli Kargoja. Produced in Estonia. The fabrics from August are Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certified. They use fabrics like Bamboo.
Bamboo fabric hold natural characteristics of being a luxurious soft and breathable material, it is anti-bacterial and long-lasting in both texture and color. Bamboo grows freely without chemicals and it is a fast growing plant with very little water consumption. The woody parts of the bamboo plant are crushed and natural enzymes are used to produce a mushy mass where fibres are combed out and made into a yarn using a mechanical method. The natural bamboo is used but it is melted and regenerated in a viscose process. Because of the chemicals that are used bamboo is not a organic fiber.
Jute is a natural product. Jute leaves a low CO2 and water footprint, jute is biodegradable and is therefore a very good and durable alternative to conventional nylon and plastics.
Jute is produced in many areas around the world. The fiber is derived from plants in the Corchorus genus, specifically Corchorus capsularis, which is used to produce White Jute and Corchorus olitorius, from which Tossa Jute is derived. These fibers are made from the skin of the plant's stem, while the leaves have a number of culinary uses.
Organic cotton is a natural, soft and healthy fiber for the skin, which offers a maximum of comfort. To meet the criteria for GOTS certification, at least 95% of the fabric composition must be produced by organic agricultural standards. Organic cotton is grown using methods that have a low impact on the environment. The soil fertility is maintained and the amount of water needed for the production is 70% lower than in regular cotton productions. Organic cotton is grown without the use of toxics, persistent pesticides and synthetic fertilizers.
At Matt & Natt, various vegan leathers are used in production. This means that there are no animals killed in the production process. The scientific terms are PU (polyurethane) and PVC (polyvinylchloride). PU is less harmful for the environment than PVC and its use is definitely preferred, whenever possible. PU is waterproof, soft and lighter than real leather. PVC is waterproof and fire retardant.
Silk is a natural protein fibre, some forms of which can be woven into textiles. The cocoon (including larva) is boiled .This heat is used to soften the hardened filaments so they can be unwounded and be extracted. The coccoon contains around 3000 meter wire. Silk is the only natural material that consist of fibres and filaments.
Tencel is the registered trademark of Lenzing for lyocell. It is a 100% natural and highly durable material (Tencel has the European Ecolabel). Tencel is made from cellulose from eucalyptus wood. This wood comes from special, sustainably managed forests where a new tree is planted for each used bean. The production of the material takes place via a closed system whereby water and solvents are permanently recycled.