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Always Sustainable

We work with and source from only the best factories in Europe. Together we bring experience and vision to create a better product and a higher standard of sustainable production. We visit our GOTS certified organic cotton farms, and factories in Izmir and Istanbul once every 3 months to make sure there are no unfair, or unsafe industry practices. We sit with the workers, eat lunch in their canteen, and make sure that the factories are socially sustainable. Our factories in Turkey are also audited annually by a third party to ensure the standard is always set.

Made in Europe

Local European factories, and road transportation help reduce our environmental footprint even more. But we’re also focussed on making sure our factories are a good place to work. Humans deserve to be treated like humans, and we wouldn’t want to partner with anything else. When we move parts of our production to Portugal for SilverTech 2.0, the same standard applies: Basically better made. Consciously created. Designed to last. That’s our sustainable business model.

Well Certified

We don’t have trust issues, but when it comes to sustainable fashion, you want to be extra careful not to team up with the pretenders. We only work with certified factories, and some of their certifications are listed below.

Global Organic Textile Standard. This is the Michelin guide for organic clothing, and it sets the highest ecological, sustainable and social requirements for pesticide, and insecticide free natural fibers.

Sedex is not actually a certificate, but it’s a not-for-profit membership organisation that empowers ethical supply chains. As Sedex says, they are “making it simpler to do business that’s good for everyone”. Sounds like a good approach.

Business Social Compliance Initiative. Companies commit to implementing 11 core labor rights for their workers within their supply chain. It’s an independently audited, step-by-step approach for a better workplace.

The STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® is a worldwide, consistent, independent testing and certification system for raw, semi-finished, and finished textile products at all processing levels, as well as the accessory materials used in their production.

Factory Facts

Izmir, Turkey

Family run business Yes
Years in business 13 years
Employees 408 people
Production capacity 30.000 a day
In house processes Cutting, Sewing, Ironing, Packaging, Shipping
Employees working hours daily 9
Employees working hours weekly 45
Employees vacation days 16,5
Employee benefits Transportation, food and insurance
Certificates BSCI, SEDEX, GOTS, ISO 9001, ISO 14001,OHSAS 18001
Products Organic cotton male and female collection

Barcelos, Portugal

Family run business Yes
Years in business 4 years
Employees 30 people
Production capacity 40.000 - 60.000 monthly
In house processes Knitting, cutting, sewing, transfer application, packaging
Employees working hours daily 8
Employees working hours weekly 40
Employees vacation days 22
Employee benefits Transportation, food and insurance
Certificates Smeta in process
Products SilverTech 2.0 male and female collection

Braga, Portugal

Family run business Yes
Years in business 33 years
Employees 102 people
Production capacity 4.000.000 pairs a year
In house processes Knitting, Handlinking, Embroidery, Boarding, Finishing, Expedition
Employees working hours daily 8
Employees working hours weekly 40
Employees vacation days 22
Employee benefits Confidential
Certificates SA8000:2014 ISO 14001:2015 ISO 9001:2015 OHSAS 18001:2007 GOTS OEKO-TEX 100
Products SilverTech 2.0 socks

Izmir, Turkey

Family run business No
Years in business 23 years
Employees 505 people
Production capacity 1000 ton a month
In house processes Knitting, Dyeing, Finishing
Employees working hours daily 7,5
Employees working hours weekly 45
Employees vacation days 14
Employee benefits Confidential
Certificates GOTS, OCS, GRS, OEKOTEX, ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, OHSAS 18007:2007
Products Organic cotton socks

Packaging, unfortunately.

Shipping out all these products requires packaging. Not the most sustainable thing, you’re right. But we’re always looking to optimise our packaging solutions for the most sustainable option. Currently, we use a poly mailer made from 100% recycled plastic. It’s 100% recyclable, and it features a dual adhesive strip so that you can send your exe’s mixtape back to them without worrying that you’ve caused them some damage. It’s the best option we could find, but if you know of anything better… let’s chat!

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