Garments made of organic materials, as in our case organic cotton, are grown without pesticides and chemical fertilizers. This keeps water, air and soil clean. In addition, water and energy consumption are monitored and are significantly lower than with conventional cultivation
Organic cotton garments also have the advantage that they are less likely to cause allergies. This means they are better tolerated by the skin and even feel still softer than conventional cotton.
The issue of biodegradability is a very important one. After all, garments made from degradable textiles are among the most environmentally friendly options for textile production
Natural fibres, such as the organic cotton and viscose we use, are biodegradable in their initial state and therefore particularly sustainable - not least because they are made from renewable raw materials.
With environmentally friendly materials such as natural fibres, care is taken throughout the entire cultivation and production process to ensure that no harmful chemicals or disadvantageous methods are used.
The water available to us is precious. Only 2.5% of the water on earth is fresh water, most of it is deep under the earth's surface. This leaves only a very small amount of water, which must supply all people and living beings on our home planet. If we want to prevent a global water shortage, we should strive for a responsible use of water now at the latest
Unfortunately, several litres of water also flow during the production of clothing. After all, water consumption can be reduced by using environmentally friendly materials and production methods. We are pleased that only the latest water-saving washing technologies are used in our production facility in Portugal.
The CO2-Emissions are fortunately being reduced through the use of new and sustainable technologies, laundry and processing methods in the Portuguese production facility. In combination with the other methods described, we are able to create fashion items that emit less CO2-Footprint than conventionally produced garments.
We are proud of our manufacture in Thailand and of the positive changes that we can observe on site. Especially the fair wages and working conditions make a big difference for our employees
Nevertheless, we are also aware that Thailand is not exactly "around the corner" and that the transport of the fashion items produced there to our warehouse in Germany generates not insignificant emissions
But we are working meticulously to find innovative and more sustainable solutions. In addition, we keep the remaining company emissions that are generated as low as possible - for example, through the independence of our team in Germany, including our approach to keeping office space as small as possible and our internal, exclusively digital work without paper; or through our environmentally friendly packaging and climate-neutral shipping (see below)
The dyeing of textiles does not have a particularly good reputation because the chemicals used are harmful to the environment. Toxic waste water containing lead and mercury is discharged into seas and lakes and endangers aquatic life. The health of millions of people living near these water systems also suffers from these effluents.
At paigh we use fabrics that are proven to be cleanly coloured. These processes do not release any harmful toxins and have less impact on the environment.
Ordered paigh fashion pieces are wrapped in tissue paper or 100% recycled plastic and then packed in a flexible expandable shipping bag, if the number of items in the order allows it. This method allows us to ship without air, saves space in the transport vehicles and thus also significantly reduces CO2 to produce
The delivery of our fashion items is done by DHL GoGreen and is 100% climate neutral