It is our mission to offer you long-lasting shirts that make you look great and that create a positive impact for the environment and the people who make them. Here you learn what what makes the CARPASUS quality so unique.
Organically grown raw materials
We use natural materials such as cotton or linen for our shirts. These raw materials come from organic farming, in which neither genetically modified seeds, no pesticides, no herbicides nor synthetic fertilizers are used.
Instead, natural fertilizers are used in organic farming and crop rotation is practiced. In this way, the soils of the cultivated areas remain fertile and the health of the farmers who grow the raw materials is protected. In addition organic farming uses less water and emits less CO2 compared to conventional farming practices.
Quality that you feel on your skin
We work with the best weaving mills in Europe. They process our raw materials into high-quality fabrics and shirts. Our partners are Portuguese, Belgium, German and Austrian weavers that are specialised in the production of shirt fabrics. You can feel the quality of these fabrics on your skin.
All of our fabrics are GOTS certified, which means that only organically grown raw materials are used and strong environmental standards must be adhered when dyeing, weaving and finishing the fabrics.
When processing the fabrics, we work together with European manufacturers who are specialised in shirt production. They purely focus on the production of shirts. Thus, they have all the machinery, the know-how, the experience, the supplier network and the skills to produce high-quality shirts. Our shirts are sewn by our selected partners in Portugal and Bosnia. Find out more about our partners here.
It's in the details!
No Shrinkage thanks to Pre-Washing
Our shirts are pre-washed when they leave our manufacturing partners. This means that you will have no bad suprises when you wash your shirts at home for the first time. The shirts keep their shape and their length after the first washing. However, we ask you to you wash the shirts according to our washing instructions and do not dry-tumble them. For more information on how to take care of your shirts, please read our blog post.
Our shirts are very easy to care for. They can be washed at 40° C and are easy to iron. Our dress shirts are made of light fabrics that underwent a special finishing treatment that guarantees a particular easy ironing expierience.
If you want to know how to best care for your shirts, check out our blog post for recommendations on how to wash, iron and store your shirts.
Mallard duck embroidery
On the left sleeve of our shirts you will find a little mallard duck embroidery. The mallard (French: canard col vert) is the symbol of CARPASUS. The mallard duck lives in harmony with nature on land, in the water and in the air and symbolizes the elegance, spirit, flexibility it needs for working together and living with different cultures.
Removable collar stays
Our dress shirts are equipped with removable collar stays made of Swiss FSC maple wood. They keep your collar stiff and at the right place. You should remove them before washing.