With the choice of viscose we have found a material for our harem pants that is not only super comfortable, soft and light, but also has other - ecological - advantages. Viscose is a semi-synthetic fibre made of cellulose, which is extracted from wood and thus consists of renewable resources. Furthermore, no petroleum is used in the production of viscose and no pesticides are used. In addition, the water and energy requirements and the land use are lower than for other materials such as conventional cotton.
Despite the trust we have in our producer, we regularly draw random samples of our fabrics and examine in an independent laboratory in Germany if there are any unwanted substances in order to guarantee that they are free of harmful substances.
Viscose is a material made from renewable raw materials, with low resource and pesticide use. Moreover, it is very comfortable and practical, as the fabric requires little space and dries extremely quickly. Our enchanting, colourful patterns add the finishing touch.
For a long time cotton has been a popular fabric for clothing due to its convincing properties. Cotton is soft, skin-friendly and resistant. It is easy to care for, breathable, highly absorbent and light in weight. Moreover, cotton is a natural fibre and therefore a renewable raw material.
But unfortunately, a full 25% of the world's use of artificial pesticides is due to the cultivation and use of conventional cotton. We think that this is clearly too much. However, because we do not want to abstain from the numerous advantages of natural fibres, we have decided to use organic cotton.
Organic cotton is grown ecologically and without the use of pesticides and fertilizers. This is advantageous because these chemicals do not only pollute the soil, air and water, but also affect the health of the workers.
The cultivation of organic cotton requires less than half of the energy that the conventional variant requires. Moreover, the high water consumption of conventional cotton is problematic. Organic cotton requires 88% less water than conventional cotton, as it relies mainly on rainwater.
By the way, the organic cotton we use is GOTS-certified. The "Global Organic Textile Standard" seal defines standards for the processing of textiles made from organically produced natural fibres. In addition to criteria for environmental requirements along the entire production chain, it also defines minimum social criteria and is therefore a very important textile seal.
Elastane is an elastic synthetic fibre, which consists mainly of polyurethane. It is a popular mixed fibre, so it is not usually used in its pure form, but is added to other fibres in a small proportion. This makes the textiles elastic and dimensionally stable. We use elastane in a few of our tops to ensure stretchability and a perfect fit.
Unfortunately, the production of elastane requires non-renewable resources and a lot of energy. We are aware that this does not make the fibre particularly sustainable. Unfortunately, however, there is currently a lack of sustainable alternatives to elastane, which is why we are currently unable to completely dispense with the use of synthetic fibres. Until then, we are trying to keep the use of elastane in our garments as low as possible and only use GOTS-certified elastane. However, our long-term goal is definitely to use natural and renewable raw materials without exception.