SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS

We work only with natural fibers. We carefully select our materials according to one principle: to minimise their ecological footprint. Our approach consist of choosing materials that use the least amount of natural resources, whose fiber has been grown organically and wood has come from sustainably managed forests.

RESPONSIBLE SOURCING

Thanks to dyeing using “low impact dyes” (which do not contain any heavy metals or other toxic products) and working with suppliers who recycle, minimise waste and promote the use of alternative energy sources, we cut our consumption of water and energy to a maximum and minimise the pollution of air, water and soils.

In order to reduce the carbon footprint, we limit as much as possible intermediaries: we select suppliers where all the manufacturing activities of the fabrics are located in the same place (knitting/weaving, dyeing, finishing). There are only 2 intermediaries between those who work the raw material (=the eucalyptus forests, linen fields…) and those who make our clothes. This allows us to know exactly who does what and therefore to trace our materials.

Our garments are made out of single materials (except for our Idesia sweater) and don’t contain elastane nor any other synthetic fibers, in order to avoid plastic and to allow efficient recycling. In a diehard spirit, the items were designed without zippers and with buttons made of European and natural materials only, made using French boxwood or Italian milk casein, all manufactured within 500 km of Geneva. This also enables us to push our creativity even further and find a form of freedom among constraints.

RESPONSIBLE SOURCING

Thanks to dyeing using “low impact dyes” (which do not contain any heavy metals or other toxic products) and working with suppliers who recycle, minimise waste and promote the use of alternative energy sources, we cut our consumption of water and energy to a maximum and minimise the pollution of air, water and soils.

In order to reduce the carbon footprint, we limit as much as possible intermediaries: we select suppliers where all the manufacturing activities of the fabrics are located in the same place (knitting/weaving, dyeing, finishing). There are only 2 intermediaries between those who work the raw material (=the eucalyptus forests, linen fields…) and those who make our clothes. This allows us to know exactly who does what and therefore to trace our materials.

Our garments are made out of single materials (except for our Idesia sweater) and don’t contain elastane nor any other synthetic fibers, in order to avoid plastic and to allow efficient recycling. In a diehard spirit, the items were designed without zippers and with buttons made of European and natural materials only, made using French boxwood or Italian milk casein, all manufactured within 500 km of Geneva. This also enables us to push our creativity even further and find a form of freedom among constraints.

RECOGNIZED CERTIFICATIONS

Our creations in linen benefit from GOTS certification. It is the reference in matters of organic fabric. It guarantees responsible manufacturing from the social and environmental point of view, and the organic quality of the textiles from the harvesting of the raw materials through to the finished product, including the transformation and dyeing process.

Our creations in Tencel® and Lenzing® Modal cannot receive GOTS certification since the label does not consider Tencel® to be an organic fabric although the manufacturing process is extremely sustainable and the fiber comes from forest plantations managed durably. The dyes used to dye our Tencel® have Oeko-Tex 100 certification, which is the world’s best-known labels for textiles tested for harmful substances. It stands for high product safety. An OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 certified textile has been tested at every stage of processing: raw materials, yarns, dyeing. This label guarantees that it does not contain chemicals that are harmful to health or the environment.

SOCIAL RESPONSABILITY

Our clothes are made by people who are passionate about their profession and irreproachable regarding quality. We have forged strong ties with them and attach great importance to the quality of life of those involved in the production of our products. By selecting partners and suppliers sharing common ethics, our creations are produced in total compliance with regulations on working conditions. Our partners thus benefit from total workplace safety, remuneration matching their know-how, reasonable working hours, a compensation for overtime work and the respect of current standards in matters of labour law.

FRENCH MANUFACTURE

Our creations are designed in Switzerland and the dressmaking is made by two women, Laurie and Nath, in their workshop in Marcollin, near Lyon. We have chosen France as place of production in order to favor a local distribution network and to promote a know-how of excellence. We partnered with a human-sized workshop located as close as possible to our headquarters. Thus our models are designed within a radius of 190 km. In addition to reducing our carbon footprint, less transportation allows us to boost local channels and sustainably develop regions close to us.

TRANSPARENCY AND TRACEABILITY

In our view, the relationship of trust with our clients is reinforced by a desire for absolute transparency. As a committed brand, it is our role to inform our community about our mission, our approach and our challenges. Our creations no longer hold any secrets for you, as much on the origin of raw materials as on each step of the manufacturing process, right down to the actual cost of your purchase.

Moreover, we undertake to offer clothes that benefit from full traceability. We therefore do our best to work with partners who guarantee the traceability of all the products with which they supply us, from the origin of the fiber or wood through to the finished product used for our production. The entire value chain is under control so that you can know from where exactly your clothes come and their true cost.