Wool is a fiber of animal origin that is biodegradable and recyclable.
Wool is anti-bacterial, thermo-regulating and breathable, it does not retain odors and does not crease easily. It is therefore not essential to wash it regularly, a large breath of air will do the necessary.
Wool is an eco-responsible and durable material, robust and solid, you will keep your wool pieces for a long time , long time.
The wool we use comes from the United Kingdom or Italy. We favor 'zero-miles' wool whose fiber comes from sheep raised in the Italian Alps or the English countryside. This wool is certified by The Woolmark Company and has been produced with respect for humans and animals.
Whenever possible, we opt for recycled wool or dyed exclusively with natural elements. (plants, berries, flowers).
Linen is a natural fiber grown mainly in Belgium, France and the Netherlands.
It is a strong and durable fiber. Its cultivation requires neither too much water nor too many pesticides. Linen is thermo-regulating, breathable and, like wool, anti-bacterial.
It is a local and eco-responsible fiber, pleasant to wear all year round.
Silk is a natural fiber of animal origin obtained from the thread which surrounds the cocoon of the 'mulberry bombyx' caterpillar, otherwise called the silkworm.
Silk is biodegradable and its impact environmental is low.
It is a delicate material which is at the same time solid (stronger than linen or cotton), thermoregulating, fluid and soft. If you take care of it, your silk piece will last you for years.
The slightly less 'cool' aspect of silk production is the potential impact on the well-being of the caterpillars, sometimes killed before becoming a butterfly, in order to obtain longer (and resistant) silk threads.
It is possible to work with non-violent silk, with shorter filaments, produced after hatching from the cocoon. However, we have not yet found a European weaver offering a quality of non-violent silk that meets our expectations.
We continue to look.
The silk we work with is produced in the Lake Como region of Italy. This silk is certified by the Seri.co label which guarantees strict ethical and environmental standards linked to silk weaving.
Cotton is a fiber widely used in the textile industry. Its unique properties have always made it an ally of choice when it comes to comfort or flexibility.
However, cotton production is responsible for 25% of the pesticides used around the world each year. Its production poisons our soil and the people who work there. Cotton is also a fiber that is thirsty, very thirsty. Its cultivation requires a lot of water.
Cotton is not the eco-responsible fiber that one might imagine. We have decided to use it in limited quantities in our collections and to only use it if it meets one of the following 2 conditions:
A) The cotton is GOTS certified, one of the most demanding standards in the textile industry which guarantees that the cotton has been grown without pesticides or GMOs.
B) The cotton we use comes from rolls of conventional cotton that we found in the dormant stocks of our partners. We give it a new life with you.