PRODUCTION VALUES AND CRAFTSMANSHIP
We believe in a future with more awareness and we strive to be sustainable in our production while focusing on developing organic quality products with a playful and functional expression in our design.
Our products are designed by us and we work with people from all over the world who all shares our respect and love for good craftsmanship and work ethics.
Not all our products are created from waste, but we call all our products "waste me not object", as a reminder to make the most of each and every product.
We work in an industry where a lot of waste is generated. Everything from misprint to unused fabrics. We have therefore chosen to develop some of our designs solely on the basis of leftover and waste materials.
We are constantly developing how to minimize waste as much as possible. Most often, incorrectly printed textiles are burned or discarded in some other way. Instead, we use these textiles to develop LeoLeo with the premise of minimizing our imprint as little as possible.
We are produced in India, China and Portugal. We strive to be as sustainable as possible and exclusively work in 100% pure organic textiles.
No cotton/polyester woven mixes, as the fabric can’t be recycled. At this moment, 100% of the cotton used in our collections is 100% organic. 78% is GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certified cotton.
We like to replace conventional materials with more sustainable ones that have a lower impact on both nature and human health. We use GOTS-certified organic cotton as the main fibre in our collections. Increasingly, we are incorporating more sustainable fibres such as linen, cupro and recycled polyester and ECONYL® for swimwear.
Our manufacturer from India and China are certified according to Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), which means they are obligated to comply with global standards and not to compromise on sustainability and social responsibilities. Making sure the factory workers have proper working conditions.
We strive to research our factories and partners as best we can. We do not own a factory and as a very small company it is difficult to do local inspections. Especially after the corona crisis and the many restrictions. We work with guidance and help to find the places and factories where there are proper conditions and working conditions for all employees.
Organic cotton is a healthier, more eco-conscious alternative to non-organic materials. Organic cotton is grown without the use of toxic pesticides and fertilizers that are proven to harm the environment, farmers, producers and the consumer. All our cotton is Organic, and GOTS certified.
The Global Organic Textile Standard - GOTS
Sustainable fashion, ethical clothing, fair production have many meanings. The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) has a clearly defined set of criteria and is transparent.
GOTS is the worldwide leading textile processing standard for organic fibres, including ecological and social criteria, backed up by independent certification of the entire textile supply chain. GOTS certified final products may include fibre products, yarns, fabrics, clothes, home textiles, mattresses, personal hygiene products, as well as food contact textiles and more.
Having one common standard means textile processors and manufacturers can export their fabrics and garments with one organic certification that is accepted in all major markets. This transparency also gives consumers the power to choose truly organic products sourced from green supply chains.
Nylon waste, otherwise polluting the Earth, is transformed into ECONYL® regenerated nylon. It’s exactly the same as brand new nylon and can be recycled, recreated and remoulded again and again. That means you can create new products and buy new products without having to use new resources.
Organic linen, by contrast, comes from flax that is farmed without any use of toxic chemicals at the farming or processing stage, and is therefore a more sustainable option. Organic linen accounts for only 1% of linen produced, so it is a very rare fibre and its price tends to reflect that.