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 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.
To produce our Signature Summer Collection we worked with a beautiful family run factory in Bali. They continued to operate during Covid-19 and have been able to support their committed employees.
As a business they provide food packages, assembled themselves using produce they source from local markets, to the families of their employees. An initiative that Me & Maeve Grace has joined forces with to help ensure families that can no longer bring in income, have food supplies.
Our Katrina & Maeve silk dresses were 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.
These are essential in ensuring that your garments arrive undamaged in transit and completely dry. Our poly bags are made from natural materials and are fully biodegradable.
Even our tissue paper is eco-friendly. It is biodegradable, compostable and made from recycled paper.
We wanted a handy go-to bag to compliment your purchase for everyday use as you and your child go about your day. Whether it’s used as a small organiser for suitcases, to carry toys or to pop into your day bag with your little one’s treats we feel this bespoke gift is something our customers deserve.
The workshop we use to produce these cotton bags operates under European standards & salaries. There is a team of about 40 people at this workshop and these are handmade using 100% eco-friendly dyed cotton.
Unfortunately, the fashion industry is one of the most polluting industries in the world. From the pesticides used on crops and the consumption of water used while making the fabric, to the microfibres from synthetic fabrics that are shed in regular washes and then ingested by marine life. Each stage of the process treads on our planet.
So what does that mean for us? We believe in doing the best we can to tread a little lighter.
We believe innovation and research is the key to the most eco-friendly and safe fibres. New fabrics are still being invented as alternatives to the existing ones.
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.
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.
Regenesis 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.