Organic agriculture is a holistic way of farming. Besides the production of goods being of a high quality, an important aim is the conservation of the natural resources i.e fertile soil, clean water and rich biodiversity. The art of organic farming is to make the best use of ecological principles and processes.
The amount of water needed in the production of organic cotton is a fraction compared to the amount of water needed for non-organic cotton. Organic Cotton is one of the most harmless materials to be cultivated. By avoiding toxic pesticides workers avoid health problems common in non-organic cotton production. Cotton is the most pesticide dependent crop in the world whereas Organic Cotton uses none.
All Reunion items to date are made using Organic and GOTS certified cotton.
Fairtrade is a system of certification that aims to ensure a set of standards are met in the production and supply of a product or ingredient. It is a trading partnership, based on dialogue, transparency and respect, that seeks greater equity in international trade. It contributes to sustainable development by offering better trading conditions to, and securing the rights of, marginalized producers and workers.
Through choosing Fairtrade, consumers can demand the highest standards from business and government, ensuring people and planet are not exploited to create the products we enjoy.
Thread: All threading throughout the clothing items will be either organic or recyceld organic cotton, this includes the embroidered designs.
Eyelets: Are made using recycled brass with no chrome plating.
Laces: All excess from previous lines, might be a slight variation in some sizing but all do the job 🙂
Prints: All prints are made using chemical free inks.
Neck Label and Hoody Patches: Made using off-cuts and excess organic cotton material from previous lines and from other textile manufacturers nearby. Printed on using chemical free inks.
Compostable Mailer Bag: PACK FROM NATURE BAGS
are made from plants and non toxic, compostable resin with no microplastics. All compostable bags are certified according to strict European composting standards (EN 13432) ensuring that the bag is non-toxic to worms and can be easily composted under domestic conditions. Has two adhesive strips so can be used for at least two trips! These packages can be composted both commercially and at home.
Shipping Label: Sourced from Better Packaging, these are plant based and fully compostable.
Sticker, Hang Tag, Thank You Card & Paper Wrap: These are all made by PSP from the leftover yarns of clothes limiting any waste. This recycled Organic Cotton is pressed down to make these accesories and printed on using chemical free inks.
Twines and pins: All twine is either organic cotton or local to our manufacturer sourced jute twine, pins for hang tag attachments also excess from previous lines and nearby manufacturers, tried to get all matching sizes and colours, might be the odd wild one in the mix 🙂