Garments made from organic materials, such as organic cotton in our case, are grown without pesticides and chemical fertilizers. This keeps the water, air, and soil clean. In addition, water and energy consumption are monitored and are significantly lower than with conventional cultivation.
Organically produced garments made from organic cotton also have the advantage that they are less likely to cause allergies. This makes them more compatible for the skin and they even feel even softer than conventional cotton.
The point of biodegradability is a very important one. Because garments made from degradable textiles are among the most environmentally friendly options in textile production.
Natural fibres, such as the organic cotton and viscose we use, are biodegradable in their original 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 cultivation and production process to ensure that no harmful chemicals or detrimental methods are used.
The water available to us is precious. Only 2.5% of the water on earth is fresh water, most of which is found deep below the earth's surface. This leaves only a very small amount of water to supply all humans and living things on our home planet. If we want to prevent a global water shortage, we should make an effort to use water responsibly now at the latest.
Unfortunately, quite a few litres of water also flow into the production of clothing. After all, water consumption can be reduced by using environmentally friendly materials and production methods. We are happy to say that only the latest water-saving washing technologies are used in our production facility in Portugal.
CO2-Emissions are fortunately reduced through the use of new and sustainable technologies, laundries and processing methods in the Portuguese production facility. In combination with the other methods described above, we are able to create fashion pieces that have lower a CO2-footprint than conventionally produced garments.
We are proud of our factory in Thailand and the positive changes 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 just "around the corner" and that the transport of the fashion pieces produced there to our warehouse in Germany produces not insignificant emissions.
However, we are working meticulously to find innovative and more sustainable solutions. In addition, we keep the rest of the company's emissions as low as possible - for example, through the location-independence of our team in Germany, including the approach to keep office space as small as possible, as well as our internal, exclusively digital work without paper; or also through our environmentally friendly packaging as well as climate-neutral shipping (see below).
Dyeing textiles doesn't have a particularly good reputation, as it's harmful to the environment due to the chemicals used. Toxic wastewater containing lead and mercury ends up in oceans and lakes, endangering aquatic life there. The health of millions of people living near these water systems also suffers from this wastewater.
At paigh, we use materials that we have regularly tested for cleanliness by an independent German laboratory to ensure that they contain no harmful toxins and have less impact on the environment.
Ordered paigh fashion items are wrapped in tissue paper and then packed in a flexible expandable shipping bag, if the item count of the order allows. This method allows us to send no air, to save space in the transport vehicles and therefore to produce significantly less CO2.
The delivery of our fashion items is done via DHL GoGreen and is 100% climate neutral.