From November 2019 onwards the lining for all our bags – Jute as well as leather bags – is made from Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certified organic cotton in our signature turquoise colour. An exception is made for functional and hygienic reasons, in styles such as our wallets, toiletry bags and nappy bags where we are using a water resistant taffeta nylon.
The cotton is grown according to strict regulations which limit the use of toxic bleaches, dyes and other chemical inputs like harmful pesticides or fertilisers during the production process of textiles to preserve soil health. Worldwide recognized requirements ensure the organic status of the cotton, from harvesting of the raw materials, through environmentally and socially responsible manufacturing, this also guarantees that the employees work in a safe and healthy environment with the following social criteria topics.
Employment is freely chosen
Freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining are respected
Working conditions are safe and hygienic
Child labour must not be used
Working hours are not excessive
No discrimination is practised
Regular employment is provided
Harsh or inhumane treatment is prohibited
Natural dyes are used for our turquoise, organic cotton lining.