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 company that we work with, Lenzing, is one of the global leaders when it comes to innovating in environmentally friendly fibres. And they have found ways to make TENCEL Lyocell better: Their process produces almost no CO2. The fabric we get from them 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.
You can read more about them here
Sourced in Lenzing, Austria.
Material - Viscose (Made out of rose bushes)
Viscose is a semi-synthetic type of fabric made from cellulose. Semi-synthetic means that while it is made from natural cellulose, this base material is being dissolved and rearranged into filaments that pretty much mimicking silk, Our viscose's raw material comes from Japan and is derived from rose bushes, making it an innovative alternative to conventional viscose. It is biodegradable. 100% produced in a mill in Guimarães, Portugal, we are keeping the production distances low.
Sourced in Guimarães, Portugal
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. We have been testing washing bags, but the research shows that they don’t help much. Rest assured that we are constantly researching and looking for innovative solutions and you’ll be the first to hear when we have cracked this problem! (100% of the material is used for our swim short lining)
Sourced in Guimarães, Portugal
Material - Polyester
We use polyamide for our swimwear because it is quick-drying, very durable and wrinkle resistant. Since we want to use fabrics that can last for generations, we decided on this material. We know that this is not the ideal sustainable solution, as unfortunately all synthetic fibres shed micro-plastics when washed, but we are stay up to date to find a more sustainable solution. Until we find a high performance natural fabric alternative for swimwear, the only way to limit the damage is in how you treat the garment. As this is a quick-drying fabrice, we suggest you wash it as rarely as possible and, when you do, rinse it in fresh water in the sink or use a gentle setting on the washing machine. We have tested wash bags, but research shows that they are not 100% effective. Rest assured that we are constantly looking for innovative solutions and you will be the first to know when we solve this problem!
Based 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 30 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 - Lenzing, Austria
The processing of cellulose fibers for TENCEL™️ Modal, when done traditionally, can be a very CO2 intensive process that uses a lot of water and energy.
The company that we work with, Lenzing, is one of the global leaders when it comes to innovating in environmentally friendly fibres. And they have found ways to make TENCEL™️ better: Their process produces almost no CO2. The fabric we get from them 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: their biorefinery sites use the raw material in such an optimal way that they not only produce pulp for our fibers but also generate valuable biorefinery products and co-products. By using the energy stored in the wood, their biorefineries ensure Lenzing mostly does not depend on additional energy purchases. Their used process water is purified in efficient wastewater treatment plants and 99% of the toxic solvents used in the process are recycled.
They are actively involved in the protection of endangered forests and primeval forests, because of the significance of healthy forests as the most important CO2 storage for our climate.
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.
Producers - Bergamo, Italy
Founded in 1876 in Bergamo, Italy. It has always been a family business that today is directed by the fifth generation. Renewable energy is used in their production, for example, using solar panels and a wind farm.
We have been proudly using their fabrics in our Boxershorts.
Producers - Guimarães, Portugal
Family owned business for more than 70 years, it is semi vertical weaving mill of a broad selection of fabrics having its offices and manufacturing operations based in Guimarães, the heart of the textile industry in Portugal. For over 8 decades, they have taken pride in producing high-quality and put a big focus on continuous innovation. They operate under the direction of third and fourth generation family members. We work with them for our swimwear products.