Organisch biologisch angebaute Baumwolle heißt nicht automatisch das auch die Baumwollpflücker angemessen bezahlt wurden.
Produziert in Indien unter fairtrade Bedingungen bedeutet nur das diese Menschen von ihrem Lohn leben können, medizinisch versorgt sind und ihre Kinder in die Schule schicken können, nicht mehr.
Certificates, trust and communication
What's in it where, how has everything been done and is that safe? To answer these questions, we have prepared a guide.
Available in the shop as a brochure,and on our website under theThese certifications must be paid by the labels. This is very expensive and small labels can often not afford this. That's why we decided not to explicitly mention any such seal.
item "Sustainablility" in the upper menu. There are internationally valid and reliable seals of approval
such as GOTS (organic cotton T-shirt) and the Fair Wear Foundation(production under fairtrade conditions).
Communication is most important for us. If a label tells us: “we try, we are on the way, we do know where our materials are coming from,
we have a small factory run under Fairtrade conditions but they can not afford a certification, then we trust them and work with these brands.
Truly sustainable - from yarn to zip - is an extremely difficult task, a fact that many people are not aware of and there are still many unresolved issues.
An organic cotton - jeans with elastane content, will completely rot until just spandex on the one that is plastic.
Organic cotton does not automatically mean that the cotton pickers were paid appropriately.
Produced in India under fair trade conditions only means that these people are able to live on their wages, that they have medical treatment and can send their children to school, not more.