OUR CONCEPT FOR SUSTAINABILITY
WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND
We process materials from recycled pet bottles and overproduction.
Our funwear may only be produced by those who pay their employees fair wages, have fair insurance and value them with sufficient vacations and off days.
Our materials are PFC-free and bluesign certified.
OUTSIDE WOW, INSIDE WOW!
Our funwear is wrapped in plastic made of cornstarch and is fully compostable.
Our partner companies work with water treatment plants.
THE PAINT IS OFF!
Our funwear arrives at your place in correctly recycled cartons without lacquers and coatings. Soft, clean, safe.
CLOSED LOOP ECONOMY
Our vision is to make new clothes from old clothes. This works especially well with synthetic fibers, because they decompose much more slowly than natural fibers. In the future, old clothes should therefore be our new raw material. But there is still a long way to go before we can produce new yarns from old polyester fabrics. Until then, we will produce a large part of our fibers from recycled plastic bottles. In order to ensure that we really do buy 2nd hand, Control Union controls the supply chain and certifies the resulting fibers with the Global Recycle Standard.
DRINKING WATER WITHOUT CHEMISTRY
Polluted waters, polluted air and polluted soil - the worldwide environmental pollution as a result of human activity is becoming increasingly apparent to us and is reducing our quality of life. werden uns immer deutlicher aufgezeigt und vermindern unsere Lebensqualität.
Bluesign certifies a water- and soil-conserving textile production - especially with regard to the chemicals used, which would otherwise have ended up in the water and thus in the soil and air. If these chemicals are not used from the beginning, they cannot get into the waste water.
PFC FREE PRODUCTION
Exactly: PFC, for example, is a chemical that for a long time ensured that wastewater was released into the environment, poisoning soil and drinking water. PFC contains phthalates that have been proven to be carcinogenic. They are difficult to separate from water and cause developmental damage to those who consume this water.
We wanted an alternative and have consistently opted for PFC-free production. The impregnation that makes our fabrics breathable is made of Eco-Teflon. Zelan™ R3 is made from 60% renewable plant-based raw materials, with non-genetically modified organisms (GMO) and without substances from the food chain. Zelan™ R3 is certified as a bio-based product by the USDA.
What else is Oeko Tex for? Better safe than sorry! Once a textile article has been awarded the STANDARD 100 label, you can be sure that all components, i.e. including all threads, buttons and other accessories, have been tested for harmful substances. The product is certified according to the OekoTex standard and therefore harmless to health.
Even when Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon, part of his equipment consisted of 3M products. Today, 3M innovations can be found in almost every aspect of life, work, medicine and technology. No wonder, 51 basic technologies, 8.100 researchers and more than 120.000 registered patents ensure that 3M invests over one billion US dollars in research and development every year. We can't do that, but we can ask for this offer, because only knowledge, experience and interdisciplinary thinking can solve the challenging tasks of our time.
The keyword here is the production conditions under which production takes place. It is by far not enough to buy only innovative technologies! Our workers are the ones who breathe love into our products. Therefore they must have a good life. Otherwise, love will not work. In our factories there are canteens, electric scooters as company cars, work safety and social security.
Last but not least: a comparably above-average payment. The factories are certified by the BSCI standard.
Maintaining relations with our seamstresses, sample technicians and factory owners is a matter for the boss. This also has a lot to do with the love for our products! If you want to know more about it, you should definitely read our blog post about it. Come along on an exciting journey with Antje!