As consumers ourselves, we think it’s important to know where our purchases come from — who they are made by, in what kind of environment and under what kind of working conditions. We also believe in supporting the U.S. worker and countries that share our same values.

    In 1999, most U.S. home textile mills shut down when production shifted to Asia to cut costs leaving U.S. organic cotton farmers with no choice but to export their cotton and yarns overseas. This cheaper option caused a massive loss of American jobs and revenues, as well as, cultural and environmental issues. Currently, there is a movement to bring back U.S. textile manufacturing which will require time, but more importantly, the support of the American consumer.

    That said, we are proud to say our products are made in Portugal by people who are caring, take pride in their work and mindful of the environmental footprint they leave. Portugal is a peaceful country with a long and rich history producing the finest quality textiles and ceramics.

    affina organic cotton products

    All our towels and bath mitts are certified by GOTS in compliance with the USDA NOP (National Organic Program) rules. All our textiles are made from 100% organic cotton using low-impact, fiber-reactive dyes, and tested for harmful substances by the STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® an independent, international textile testing and certification system. 

    You can check the validity of OEKO-TEX® labels at any time on OEKO-TEX's Label Checker. Enter Number: 133 to validate our towels.

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