Our commitment to high quality and sustainability are the most important things we can do as a small business to protect the environment and the people who make the products. We carefully pick the brands we represent, making sure the materials are sourced responsibly and sustainably whilst ensuring a safe and fair working environment throughout all supply chains and being kind to our planet.
We support brands that share our goal of premium quality garments and accessories that are safe and that will last a long, long time.
We love to think these special products are handed down from sibling to sibling, to friend, to neighbour - Each piece seen as a family heirloom to cherish or to hand down.
Textiles that are made from at least 70% to 100% organically produced natural fibres are eligible for the award of the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS). Certification of products is based on fulfilment of environmental requirements along the entire textile production chain plus compliance with social welfare criteria. The GOTS standards are slightly below the IVN BEST standards.
The “NATURTEXTIL IVN zertifiziert BEST” – IVN BEST - quality symbol is awarded to textiles that are made completely from organically produced natural fibres. The certification takes into account all the environmental effects of the entire production process, from cultivation of the fibres to the finished garment, along with the prescribed social welfare standards in the companies involved in the process.
The “Grüner Knopf” is a German government textile seal; in terms of product criteria, it builds on existing certifications, such as GOTS or IVN BEST. Unlike IVN BEST and GOTS, it does not take account of all production stages along the entire textile production chain. In contrast to other certifications, however, the “Grüner Knopf” scheme lays down corporate due diligence obligations, i.e. certified companies must take social responsibility by being aware of the risks to human rights in their supplier companies, reporting on them – and eliminating them.