From the beginning our mission has been to offer premium garments in a more responsible and ethical way using materials that care for the environment and your skin with respect for the planet and its people.
We’ve chosen to only use 100% organic cotton certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS). GOTS is a stringent certification body that guarantees the traceability of organic cotton from the field to the finished garment. Organic cotton is a natural, GMO-free fibre that uses less water than standard cotton. In addition, its production does not involve the use of chemicals (no fertilisers or pesticides) and encourages rotation of crops to keep soil healthier, more fertile and maintain humidity. Waste from the cotton ginning process is also recycled for the animal feed industry.
The cutting of different pieces to make our products naturally produces scrap material. Since the idea of throwing this material away is out of the question, we have a partner who collects and recycles it into new thread that we use in the manufacture of our cotton tote bags. We also use up to 15% recycled polyester within our sweatshirts.
Our products are proudly produced in Bangladesh. Our suppliers are convinced that manufacturing in Asia is a good thing, if done properly. Properly means respecting the rights of the men and women that are employed, and giving them the means to acquire new skills, education and training. Our supplier has a 19-person team in Dhaka, all Bangladeshi, monitoring their 5 partner factories every day. All of which are GOTS-certified and audited by the Fair Wear Foundation. Rest assured that we have done our research and spent the necessary time making sure the production of our products meets the social and environmental standards we demand in our supply chain partners.
We advocate transparency within the fashion industry and play our part with the fullest commitment. Since our inception, we have been committed to partnering with suppliers who manufacture our clothes in a sustainable way, with respect for people and the planet. In partnership with the Fair Wear Foundation, our suppliers team in Bangladesh work closely with our manufacturers to guarantee the quality of our clothing and to uphold our strong social and environmental values.
The Fashion Revolution is a movement that acknowledges transparent and responsible manufacturing. Join us in the movement by publishing the faces of #whomademyclothes. Here is one of the garment workers from our suppliers Bangladesh factory
CERTIFICATIONS WORTH KNOWING
GOTS is the Global Organic Textile Standard label. The strictest certification for textiles made from organic fibres. GOTS tracks the entire chain of production from farm to factory: from harvesting of the cotton, weaving of fibres, assembly of items, to the final product before printing, including even the export of our clothing! It certifies that Stanley/Stella cotton is GMO-free and is grown without the use of chemicals and is processed and dyed without using any banned toxic substances. GOTS also ensures compliance with the labour standards of the International Labour Organisation throughout the chain of production.
You can’t buy trust. It has to be earned. OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certifies the absence of harmful chemical substances in all our products thanks to the “Confidence in textile” label. An independent testing and certification system that ensures that all raw, semi-finished and finished textile products are processed in a way that prioritises the precautionary principle, which prohibits certain potentially harmful substances even where they are not (yet) legally banned, the absence of chemical substances that are harmful to health and the environment and a restriction on the lead content of dyes.
We are also proud to announce that our products are PETA certified. This means that we do not conduct or commission any animal tests on ingredients, formulations, or finished products and pledge never to do so. On top of this, our apparel is made from 100% vegan materials so you can be confident that no harm came to anyone during its creation.
All our products are Fair Wear Approved. The Fair Wear Foundation is an independent association formed in the Netherlands whose members are committed to improving the working conditions in the textile industry.