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. We also have started to line up manufacturers in the USA for future collections.
We use eco-friendly fabrics and materials, low-impact, fiber-reactive dyes on our dyed goods and water-based inks on our printed goods. Our products are tested and certified as free from more than 300 harmful substances by the Oeko-Tex® Standard 100, an independent, international textile testing and certification system, which ensures products are free of harmful chemicals.
Our towels and mitts are GOTS certified. The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is recognized as the world's leading processing standard for textiles made from organic fibers. It defines high-level environmental criteria along the entire organic textiles supply chain and requires compliance with social criteria as well.