Our GOTS cotton and FAIRTRADE alpaca wool
Cotton is the perfect fiber since it is easy to wear and care for. Cotton is fully machine-washable and if worn and treated with care, will last for a long time. All our soft cotton is 100% GOTS certified organic cotton. We aim to become 100% GOTS certified as a company and use only natural dies. We hope to see this coming into reality in 2018.
Read more here about GOTS and certificates: https://pierrotlalune.dk/sustainable-and-timeless-fashion/
We use 100% pure alpaca wool coming from the lama living in Bolivia.
Our hand knitted Pierrot la Lune garments are made from 100% pure alpaca wool from the Bolivian highlands in South America. The garments are handmade by Bolivian women who work under Fairtrade conditions. Through this work, they are able to support their families and secure schooling for their children.
Wash the garment in cold water with special wool soap and lay it flat to dry in order to maintain its shape. Wool is a durable natural fiber that has been used for thousands of years. It offers warmth in the cold, but also keeps you cool when it’s hot.
The textile industry is very complex and one of the most polluting. It has great impact on the environment. Pierrot la Lune knows that we have a responsibility to preserve and protect nature.
One way to do this is working with organic cotton and recycled materials. Today, a lot of garments on the market are labeled “organic”. But what the end consumer often does not know is that these can contain as little as 5% organic materials. We are working with GOTS-certified cotton (Global Organic Textile Standard) The organic GOTS-standard guarantees 95% organic cotton, which also considers the whole production process; from seed to finished product.
We use cotton made under the strict restrictions of GOTS production and we aim to be able to get our brand certified as a 100% GOTS certified brand.
It is important that the factories we employ have fair labor conditions including a fair employee policy. The GOTS standard also carries social criteria to ensure safe, non-abusive, environment with living wages. Social Inspection Audits are made regularly in order to verify that GOTS’ environmental and social requirements are met.
In our Code of Conduct, these criteria are specified to secure everyone that works with manufacturing Pierrot la Lune garments, and promote that they work under fair and healthy conditions.
We visit India many times a year and visit our suppliers and factories in order to keep a close relation to the people producing for us.
Pierrot la Lune aims to produce all products as responsible and sustainable as possible. This is a continuing process between Pierrot la Lune and our suppliers. We aim for a broad and long-term environmental approach to our entire business, which is a constant factor in all decision making at all levels.