RESPONSIBLE EUROPEAN PRODUCTION
MADE CLOSE TO HOME
The factory who assemble our garments and the mills who developed the fabric are always located in Europe. That means factories with strong worker unions and carefully controlled chemical processes operating under both REACH regulation and OEKO-TEX certification. Furthermore it means that the garment has not been flown around the globe but transported over a short distance on efficiently stocked trucks.
OUR SUSTAINABLE AND CERTIFIED FIBERS
An estimated 80% of the environmental strain of a garment comes from producing the fabric. At RESIDUS we are always on the hunt for high quality leftovers. Hence, reducing our ecological footprint and actively reducing industry waste products with each of our beautiful surplus designs
The certified bio-based EcoVero fiber is manufactured using an environmentally responsible production process. This fiber has 50% lower carbon emission and water usage compared to generic viscose, making it a great sustainable wardrobe choice.
Linen is a super fiber that originates from the earth friendly flax plant. Growing linen requires far less water than growing cotton and it does not acquire any chemicals or fertilizers. Add to this that the fabric is amazingly comfortable to wear as well as recyclable and fully biodegradable.
FSC CERTIFIED FIBER
The viscose fiber in this garment is made from FSC certified wood pulp. FSC forest management certification confirms that the woods the fiber originates from is being managed in a way that preserves biological diversity and benefits the lives of local people, animals and workers.
This certified bio-based fiber is manufactured using an environmentally responsible, closed loop production process. The process recycles water and reuses the solvent at a recovery rate of more than 99%! Not only is Tencel amazing to wear but it is also certified as compostable and biodegradable, and thus can fully revert back to nature.
The cotton fiber in this garment was grown without using any toxic chemicals or GMOs (genetically modified organisms). Organic cotton does not damage the soil its grown in and uses a whooping 88% less water and 62% less energy then traditional cotton! Its natural production process sustains the health of all ecosystems and people involved. Our organic cotton fabrics are always GOTS certified.
GOTLAND SHEEP WOOL
The Swedish sheep industry throws away a thousand tons of wool each year due to the fact that no one makes use of the fiber. At RESIDUS we are always on the hunt for high quality leftover! Our Gotland Wool project is created to make use of some of the beautiful Gotland Sheep wool that would otherwise go to waste. Cut on Swedish farms, spun in Denmark and knitted in Latvia.