At last, the summery fabrics are all in and garments are underway. Yellow is the colour of sun rays and the theme for the limited-edition trio of Golden Cranes (viscose), Lemon Stripe & Floral Fancy (cottons) All are OEKO-TEX 100 certified but what exactly is that?
OEKO-TEX® Label Check
OEKO-TEX® enables consumers and companies to make responsible decisions that protect our planet for future generations. The testing and certification process on which our standards are based guarantees maximum consumer safety. STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® is one of the world's best-known labels for textiles tested for harmful substances. It stands for customer confidence and high product safety
If a textile article carries the STANDARD 100 label, you can be certain that every component of this article, in this case, every thread has been tested for harmful substances and that the article, therefore, is harmless for human health. The test is conducted by independent OEKO-TEX® partner institutes on the basis of the extensive OEKO-TEX® criteria catalogue. In the test, they take into account numerously regulated and non-regulated substances, which may be harmful to human health. In many cases, the limit values for the STANDARD 100 go beyond national and international requirements. The criteria catalogue is updated at least once a year and expanded with new scientific knowledge or statutory requirements. It is not easy for manufacturers and customers to keep an overview of the legal situation concerning harmful substances every day. The experts from the OEKO-TEX® institute do this for consumers
It is difficult to think and act sustainably because you feel you have to get it right from the start - you don't have to as I have found out it takes time and learning. Rather, allow yourself to take the path to an environmentally friendly life step by step. A certification on the fabric I purchase as a raw material for the garment making process is a small step and other aspects need consideration; transparency in the supply chain, socially responsible working conditions for those who make the fabric and overall, reducing the environmental impact. Sustainable fashion is slow, not fast, it's about producing products that are timeless, versatile, durable and infinitely cycled into the system. When done right sustainability can be woven into the joy of shopping and it's the fashion industry's responsibility to connect the dots to customers as clearly and seamlessly as possible
"Small acts when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world" - Howard Zinn
All 3 fabrics above are now on the website and I am holding limited quantities of each. Product images to follow next week including the new sleeveless dress style: The Lewes Dress - just in time for summer to put in a long overdue appearance again!
Happy Heating Waving! Lisa x