We seek for maximum sustainability in our activities, therefore we make sure that the raw materials used in our sewing process are made of high quality and environment friendly. We use only those materials that have the OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 and EUROPEAN FLAX®
What is OEKO-TEX® Standard 100?
OEKO-TEX® is an independent global textile certification system that covers the entire product chain and ensures that the goods are produced free of harmful levels of toxic substances. The element of each product (fabric, zippers, labels, yarns, buttons) must meet the requirements of the certificate in order to be considered that the product really meets the established requirements. Testing is performed by 18 independent accredited laboratories in Europe and Japan. Certified materials are checked for toxic hazardous and regulated substances such as azo dyes formaldehyde, phthalates, and heavy metals such as nickel as well as for harmful chemicals for which no explicit legal regulation exists such as pesticides or allergenic disperse dyestuffs.
The OEKO-TEX® standard also ensures that the products have a right pH for our skin and that the color of the material never transfers to the body.
What is a EUROPEAN FLAX®?
EUROPEAN FLAX® is a mark of premium quality European linen and traceability established by the European Confederation of Flax and Hemp. The organization confirms that the flax fiber is produced in accordance with the highest sustainability standards. This quality standard guarantees traceability at every stage of the processing starting from the flax seed and ending with the production of the final product.
EUROPEAN FLAX® obliges the flax fiber growers to adhere to the local European farming process, which saves the environment, water and ensures the farming being GMO-free and zero waste.
Fiber extraction must be 100% mechanical, which means that no chemicals are used in the process.
All work is performed in strict compliance with the International Labor Organization (ILO) standard, which seeks to ensure maximum social justice and labor rights. European Flax® fiber is produced in Western Europe: France, Belgium, Netherlands. You can find more information about the mark here.