OUR PLANET & PEOPLE
We are committed to working a factories that are not only 100% ethical, but who really care about their people and are completely transparent in their practices.
Our Signature Summer Collection is crafted by a beautiful family run factory in Bali.
Our Katrina & Maeve silk dresses are made in a London factory who share our vision of sustainability and ethics. They are a family owned business and the quality of their work is first-class.
Our matching pyjamas are made in an ethical factory located in England who are experts in Jersey fabric. They're pioneers in the field and are on a sustainability journey themselves to continually bettering their practices.
For cotton to be certified as Organic Cotton, it must be grown without chemicals, including pesticides or fertilisers. The plants are not genetically modified and the land used to farm the crop has to be given time to be free of existing chemicals in the soil.
Why organic cotton is better:
1. It's better for our skin as it's free from pesticides and harsh chemicals
2. It protects the farmers who are in close contact with the pesticides that can cause major health issues.
3. It provides a better quality of life for the workers. GOTS certified textiles must meet strict criteria meaning workers get paid minimum wages, fair working hours, no child labour or inhumane treatment.
4. It's kinder to the Earth. Organic cotton doesn’t use pesticides or insecticides and instead uses crop rotation. This means that the soil remains healthy, free of nasties and full of nutrients.
5. It protects the environment. Toxic chemicals from conventional cotton can seep into local streams, rivers and even into public water supplies. The amount of water needed for 1kg of non-organic cotton is 29,000 litres. The amount of water needed to produce 1kg of Organic cotton is 7,000 litres.
For our swimwear we use a luxury Italian fabric made from ECONYL®, a yarn that is 100% regenerated from post-consumer materials. It is, in our opinion, the very best eco-friendly fabric option for swimwear.
It has excellent UV protection at UPF 50+ (the maximum obtainable) and is impressively comfortable and extremely durable. Tests have also shown our fabric to be two times more resistant to degradation from chlorine and sun creams and oils - meaning your swimwear will last for seasons and seasons to come.
A natural fibre which is one of the most hypoallergenic and luxuriously soft on our skin. It is biodegradable, unlike polyester and nylon which can take between 20 – 200 years to decompose.
Silk worms eat mulberry leaves, and mulberry trees require fewer chemical inputs and use less water than cotton.
While we explored organic/peace silks which are better for the silk worm (using broken cocoons) there are quality issues in this fabric, resulting in more waste in the manufacturing & printing processes. We hope to soon have access to silk alternatives such as those that use renewable wood sources and citrus by-products.
REGENISIS CREPE DE CHINE
This beautiful fabric is made from recycled PET-bottles. These bottles are broken down into chips, then into fibres, spun into yarn and then this creates this luxurious and sustainable fabric.
It is certified by the Global Recycled Standard which have strict production requirements ensure that the final product adheres to responsible social, environmental and chemical practices.
These are essential in protecting your garments from rain, dust or punctures. Our mailing bags are made from natural resin and are ‘OK Compost!’ certified. They're vegan, made from renewable materials and produced in an EU factory that meets EU labour laws.
Even our tissue paper is eco-friendly, it's PH neutral and made from 99% recycled pulp fibres.
Approximately 35% of the electricity used to make our tissue paper is produced from renewable sources.
We wanted a handy go-to bag to compliment your purchase for everyday use as you and your child go about your day. These are handmade by a small business in Bali. They manually put the drawstrings through each bag to ensure you can use it time and time again.