*Oeko-tex is a certification given to fabrics that have been tested by an independent and consistent body for their chemical content and residue and deemed free of them.
Organic certification means that textile and fabric products are grown according to strict guidelines on the use of petroleum based fertilisers, pesticides and synthetic products.
Natural fabrics are gentle on the skin and better for the environment. Only natural fabrics means that we are not contributing to the increased use of synthetic, plastic-derived fabrics which lead to microfibers polluting our oceans.
The majority of our items are made from the highest quality linen, woven with high ethical standards in Europe. The fabric is derived from fibres of the flax plant. Linen is very durable, absorbent and an excellent heat regulator. This fabric also doesn’t require nasty fertilisers to grow and it’s compostable meaning it won’t sit on landfill for hundreds of years like synthetic fabrics do.
Our cottons; all our cottons are ethically made and most are BCI cotton (better cotton initiative -www.bettercotton.org) or GOTS certified organic cotton (www.global-standard.org). All, including our needlecord and corduroys, are Oeko-tex certified fabrics of very high quality. They are tested for any harmful substance and certified clear of them, which means you can be sure it is delicate and safe for growing bodies and by nature compostable too.
Tencel is the ‘new kid on the block’ and is incredibly exciting from a sustainability point of view. It is made from wood pulp that’s harvested from tree farms that are sustainably managed and traceable. The fiber production itself is more eco-friendly than cotton production due to its closed-loop process. This means that up to 99% of the water and solvents used are recycled and reused. Our Tencel/linen mix is made in Turkey and Oeko-Tex certified.
Our wool is equally natural, oeko-tex certified and compostable. Wool has incredible properties that have made it the choice fibre used by humans for decades. It naturally contains lanolin, which is an oily substance that keeps sheep from getting wet through and through, warm, yet not overheating. When processed, the wool looses it's oily feel but retains enough lanolin to keep its water repellency, making our coats and gilets very resilient indeed in wet weather. Wool also repels the water that comes with stains, which means they don't soak the fabric but drip off or dry on top of the fibres. Once dry, most stains are easily brushed off leaving the wool as good as before. Wool really is self cleaning; so as promised:
Comfortable for the wearer and carer.
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