Materials & Producers
A garment is as strong as its weakest link.
We have handpicked the best producers, to make sure we don't make any sacrifices on the quality.
Material - TENCEL™️ Modal
TENCEL™️ Modal which, like viscose, is made from renewable wood cellulose. It is basically the next evolution of viscose, its fibers being lighter, finer and stronger. This flexible fiber is renowned for its exceptional softness, even after repeated washing.
We incorporate this fiber in our underwear. TENCEL Modal fibers last longer and are able to withstand many more wash and dry cycles than cotton and viscose, which makes TENCEL™️ modal the perfect choice for underwear.
Sourced in Lenzing, Austria.
Material - TENCEL™️ Lyocell
Same as TENCEL™️ Modal, it is made from renewable wood cellulose. It is basically the next evolution of viscose, its fibers being lighter, finer and stronger.
This flexible fiber is renowned for its exceptional softness, even after repeated washing. The most outstanding quality that makes TENCEL™️ LYOCELL a great fabric for bodywear is its breathability. The smooth fiber surface absorbs and releases moisture efficiently, supporting your body’s natural thermal regulation to help your body feel pleasantly cool and dry. This micro technology in our non-stretch shirt fabric for pyjamas, also enhances your quality of sleep.
The fabric we get from Lenzing is made in an environmentally responsible integrated pulp-to-fiber process, which is self-sufficient in energy and recovers co-products from component parts of the wood. 99% of the toxic solvents used in the process are recycled.
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Sourced in Lenzing, Austria.
Material - Elastics
We use the highest quality elastics produced at a family-owned company based in Veneto, Italy. Unfortunately it's very challenging to find a truly environmentally friendly, sustainable solution to replace conventional polyester elastics, but we are making great progress here - hopefully, we can fully eliminate these conventional elastics by next year!
Sourced in Veneto, Italy.
Material - Organic Cotton
Although we still incorporate it in our pyjamas, boxershorts and socks because it is soft, durable & widely used, we are against using organic cotton and will eliminate this component as soon as we can.
It’s just not quite sustainable enough. It needs a lot of water, a lot of land, a lot of energy and fuels. Yes, organic cotton farmers claim to use natural pesticides, insecticides, and fertilizers. But some “natural” pesticides can be just as toxic as chemical ones, and fertilizers are a huge environmental problem in general.
Additionally, the cotton industry, organic or not, is rife with extremely questionable working conditions around the globe.
Sourced in Bergamo, Italy & North Rhine Westphalia, Germany.
Material - Recycled Polyester
For our swimwear’s inner lining, we use 100% NewLife™ recycled Polyester fibres made from post-consumer plastic waste reclaimed from the ocean.
It's more durable than conventional polyester. This premium portuguese recycled polyester has the “Global Recycle Standard” certification. Thanks to its production process, it takes 90% less water to make and ensures 60% energy savings.
Unfortunately, all synthetic fibres shed micro-plastic when washed, and our polyesters are no exception. Until we have found a real solution like a natural fabric that performs well for swimwear, the only way to limit the damage is how you treat the garment: As it is swimwear made from quick-dry fabric, we suggest washing it as rarely as possible and when you do, just gently rinse it with water in the sink or use a delicate washing machine setting.
Sourced in Guimarães, Portugal
We are producing within the EU, so we comply with the high standard EU labour regulations, and in terms of the environment, we work only with partners who far exceed standards. The genuine connections with the people that we work with is reflected in our garments and their quality. We are building long-term relationships with our suppliers, because we don’t work like other companies: Our production quantities are smaller, our sampling and testing more intensive, our demand for quality craftsmanship and genuine eco friendliness higher.
It would be tricky to try and establish this model with a new partner every year. We have worked with all our manufacturers for years, so by now, we trust them every step of the way. We really do believe that it is the personal contact which makes everything better and just much more fulfilling.
Producers - Riga, Latvia
Our Pyjamas are handmade in a factory by the seaside in Latvia, just 10 kilometers from my parent’s house. Our country is well known for loungewear production, and the factory we work with is run by our family friends. They have been in business for more than 25 years, so we are happy that they decided to work with us and provide us with all their expertise.
We find it important to utilise local resources as much as possible. The reason we produce in Latvia ist not cost-efficiency, but rather because the factory is owned by people that we know and trust, and we can personally always visit the factory and talk with everyone in the production process.
We trust them with every single stitch, as they are not only our partners, but friends as well. Also, with having them so close by, we can save loads of packaging material and long shipping distances (by parents simply go there to pick up the pyjamas themselves), and we can make sure that any leftover materials are reused.
We have been working with them since the first pyjama prototype made in 2019.
Producers - Tirschenreuth, Germany
Our buttons are made in Germany from Corozo nuts, a 100% natural so-called “vegetable ivory”. According to an article from National Geographic, an eye watering 91% of plastic isn’t recycled! We knew from the start that plastic is not an option for our buttons.
Our buttons have to be 100% biodegradable. Imagine a button as hard as a coconut: that's corozo. Corozo are the seeds of the tropical Tagua palm, transparently sourced in the rainforests of Ecuador.
The raw material is sent in blanks to Germany, where our local partner, with more than 50 years of experience in making buttons, after a month of work, turns them into buttons made for us.