We only source and stock brands that share our values for ethical and planet-friendly fashion. To keep easy, and to support independent brands who can’t always often gain official certification because it’s expensive, we’ve created our own guide to empower you in your choices. These categories and symbols can be found on all labels, in-store and online.
What the categories mean:
Organic cotton uses much less water than traditional cotton and is pesticide-free.
Organic wool from animals reared in a controlled, biological way.
Wild silk is collected after the caterpillar has left the cocoon, the caterpillars are not killed in this process.
Lyocell and Eco Vero (Tencel) are regenerative fibres made from beech or eucalyptus wood, which are produced without the use of chemicals in an award-winning, circular process.
Leather which has been tanned using vegetables, low levels of chrome-tanning (low chrome leather) or is 100% chrome-free.
Linen and hemp, even when conventionally produced, uses less water than cotton, and the plants are very robust against pests.
Wild rubber collected at fair prices and tapped from a sustainable perspective in the Amazon.
Wage security and statutory minimum wages or living wages.
Freedom to unionise gives workers the right to organise and protect themselves.
Safety in the workplace regarding work on machines, storage and handling of dangerous substances as well as building security.
Secured working conditions which include working hours, overtime, sick and vacation days, as well as employment contracts and temporary employment contracts.
Many of our labels are produced in the European Union which means that working conditions must be met in accordance with European law. For example, the respective minimum wages of the countries paid. Child labour is excluded here.
The processing of the materials is mostly done by hand. Machines can be used, e.g. a sewing machine, but the production is not paid by-piece rate and partly requires traditional handicraft techniques.
This can also mean, for example, that a garment has been sewn at home in Berlin.
Recycled / Upcycled
Recycled means that the material used was once part of or made from a different piece of clothing or different product.
Upcycling refers to the creation of new products from old or unused clothing.