1 DESIGN MADE TO LAST
We create timeless design, to be worn in different ways. This way we create pieces that can last.
2 SUSTAINABLE SOURCING
We are always looking for suppliers, manufacturers and collaborators that share our vision in terms of sustainability.
We use materials made out of natural fibres, that are renewable, biodegradable and long lasting.
We wrap our garments in recycled material, also encouraging the end consumer to recycle the waste material again.
5 GREEN SHIPPING
We want to reduce transport emissions, and strive to use shipping methods with low environmental impact.
6 ENGAGE GREEN BEHAVIOUR
We hope to encourage and inspire end consumers to take their environmental footprint into consideration when purchasing clothes.
7 LESS CHEMICALS
We prefer to use natural pigments when dyeing our fabrics. This process is called vegan dyeing, and is a way to reduce chemical use.
We are not looking at taking any short cuts in our journey towards are more sustainable fashion industry. We will always keep looking for more sustainable options in production, shipping, sourcing, and planning. This is a responsibility we are more than willing to take.
Made from a naturally derived material, Cupro is a biodegradable fiber that can be decomposed by living organisms. The raw material of Cupro is pre-consumer waste that has been transformed into a pure regenerated cellulose fiber. With a unique technology transforms it into a unique ENVOLOPE1976 garment. We use no chemicals when dyeing the fabric used for this piece. Born from nature, return to nature
Linen is known to be the world’s strongest natural fiber. It is thicker than cotton and linen fiber has variable lengths, most of which are very long. This contributes to strength, which contributes to longevity. It is strong, naturally moth resistant, and made from flax plant fibers, so when untreated it is fully biodegradable.
Alpaca appears better than many other fibers, not only in its high quality appeal, but also for its luster, depth of color and its long life properties. Alpacas have less environmental impacts compared to sheep and goats. Alpaca have soft pads and not hooves, meaning the ground and topsoil does not get broken up as herds feed. This contributes to reduce soil erosion. Alpaca produce a fleece that’s also warmer, natural, renewable, biodegradable and durable; it’s also lighter weight than wool.
LEFT OVER MATERIALS
A great way to reduce waste within the fashion industry is to use leftover fabric that is to be thrown away. We gather leftover leather from a manufacturer in Turkey, and make unique bags from the waste materials.
VEGAN DYED VISCOSE
Viscose is made from wood pulp, then turned into cellulose. Our viscose is being manufactured using a natural and vegan dyeing process. This method require no toxic chemicals making sure it is more eco conscious. Viscose is known for being strong and robust. This is key for our sustainable approach – to make sure your garment will last for years to come
If we are to use any oil based fibres in our garments we choose recycled fibres. We choose these kind of materials in garments where natural fibres are not an option, like for swimwear.
VISCOSE – ECO VERO
Derived from certified renewable wood sources using an eco-responsible production process by meeting high environmental standards, LENZING™ ECOVERO™ fibers tailor to a sustainable lifestyle, contributing to a cleaner environment.
We strive to be transparent, and honest about all aspects of our production. At this point there is no way to be 100% environmentally friendly when producing clothes, but there are many actions we can implement to make sure our environmental footprint are as low as possible. We are committed to keep on looking for the best alternatives, and we wont wait for a solution with a big S, but start using all the smaller solutions that already exist. When we face difficulties in being sustainable we will be open about it.
To read more about some of the challenges we meet when producing, go to: www.ecologicnorway.no