Our shirts and accessories are made with high-quality raw materials that are grown and sourced in the most environmental-friendly way. Learn here more about the materials that we use for our products.
All our cotton shirts are made from organic cotton (sometimes we also add recycled organic cotton). Organic cotton means that no pesticides, herbicides, no synthetic fertilizers and no GMO seeds are used when growing the crop.
Instead farmers use natural fertilizers and natural pest controls. They also practice crop rotation which means that they also grow soy, wheat or other crops in order to increase the nutrients in the soils.
The organic cotton we use for our shirts is GOTS certified and comes from organic farmers in Tansania, India or Turkey. In most cases, organic cotton is grown by small-scale farmers. Growing organically reduces their dependence on big agro-chemical corporations.
Last but not least, growing organic cotton emits less CO2 and uses less water.
Linen is one of the oldest textile materials with plant-based origin and is much appreciated until today for its many qualities.
Our linen fabrics are made from organically grown linen. All the fabrics are GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certified. This standard guarantees that no pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, genetically modified seeds or toxic chemicals are being used. Of course it also contains social commitments such as fair payment for the employees, humane working conditions and the prohibition of child labor.
All our linen fabrics are manufactured in Portugal or Belgium. The linen raw materials for these fabrics are either grown in Normandie, France or in China.
Many of the environmental problems caused by the fashion and textile industry can be reduced by re-using more materials. When possible we integrate yarns made from recycled cotton for our fabrics. In this way we can contribute to a more circular fashion industry and reduce the use of new cotton.
All our buttons are made from Corozo. Corozo is a natural material and is often referred to as the "tagua-nut". They are the seeds of the tagua palms. We do not use mother-of-pearl or plastic buttons for our shirts.
It is a very popular material for the production of jewlery in the growing regions of South America (mainly Ecuador). It never loses its natural marbling and is the only natural product which can be colored in any shade. These qualities make it perfect for the use as buttons. The buttons are manufactured Portugal. The white buttons we use for most of our shirts are not dyed but show the natural colour of Corozo.
Our Dress Shirts are all equipped with wooden collar stays. This makes the collar more stiff and adds to your formal attire when wearing one of those shirts. The collar stays are removable and we advise you remove before you wash the shirt.
The collar stays are made by a supplier in Southern Germany from FSC maple wood that was grown in the Swiss alps (Bergün).
We use mulesing-free merino wool for our merino socks and our beanies. "Mulesing" is the removal of wool-bearing skin from around the breech of the animal in order to avoid parasitic infections This is a very painful procedure for the sheep. It is mainly practiced in Australia. We source our wool from mulesing-free farms in South America.
In addition the wool we use is GOTS certified which means that certain social and environmental standards must be met by the wool farms and further production stages (spinning, dyeing etc.).
We try to constantly reduce our packaging material needed to transport our shirts from our suppliers and to our customers. B2C customers receive our shirts in a cardboard box that is made from recycled cardboard.
B2B customers receive our shirts packed in a re-useable polybag made from recycled plastic. Our retailers send us back these bags we use them again for future deliveries from our suppliers.
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