Textiles are among the most widely used consumer goods and at the same time among those that themselves consume many resources, both in production and in use through frequent washing. This creates microfibers that end up in the environment - with fatal consequences in the case of plastics. Textiles should therefore be made of pollutant-free, organic certified materials, so that they can be recycled, and produced under environmentally friendly and fair conditions. A combination that is still far too rare. That is why we have taken action ourselves: Our OceanSafe certified bedding meets all these criteria.
Certified Sustainable. Our OceanSafe Certified bedding.
The cotton for this pillowcase comes from a valley in southern Turkey. At first, that doesn't sound spectacular, because people have been growing cotton in Turkey for 2,000 years. However, the special thing here is that, firstly, the cotton has probably been growing right here for a very long time and, secondly, it does not have to be moved after a few years. This is necessary in conventional growing areas so that the soil can recover because cotton cultivation has removed many minerals and nutrients from it. The soil in this valley does not leach, however, because the rain in the surrounding mountains flushes out minerals and nutrients, providing replenishment naturally. It is then only a short distance from the growing area to the finished bed linen: the spinning mill, weaving mill and sewing shop are all within a radius of only 40 kilometers. All covers are provided with stone walnut buttons. They are supplied in plastic packaging, which is of course biodegradable.
In the cycle of nature
Textiles can be manufactured completely recyclable, this knowledge is not new. Also, there are already certificates that show consumers that products are "Cradle to Cradle®": The principle "from cradle to cradle" means that products can be completely returned to the biological cycles, that is, to their origins, thereby avoiding waste and saving resources. Behind Cradle to Cradle® is an independent nonprofit organization from California that has developed various standards for recyclability and awards certificates with the corresponding gradations from bronze to platinum. This requires that the textiles are made from natural fibers or from fully biodegradable synthetic fibers that are free of harmful substances and environmentally friendly, and that only natural dyes and harmless additives are used. Packaging and accessories must also be recyclable.
OceanSafe Certified. 100% sustainable
OceanSafe Certified consistently follows the principle of circular economy and goes one step further. Because in addition to aspects such as water, material and recyclability, social justice and the type of energy are also taken into account: Safe and fair working conditions at the production sites are just as relevant as the goal of using 100% renewable energy in production. The OceanSafe Certified seal thus not only meets the high requirements of the Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Gold certificate (for the material health factor even those for the Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Platinum certificate), but also fulfills the strict Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) in some areas. Thus, OceanSafe Certified would like to position itself in the field of sustainable textile industry as a seal of quality that takes into account all essential aspects in the production and recycling of textiles.
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Another special feature is the take-back system for the OceanSafe-certified textiles, so that they can be fed into a proper industrial composting. The textiles do not end up as waste, instead humus is created from them, which can be used for example in the cultivation of plants such as organic cotton for textile production. A tag on each cover is provided with a QR code that leads to an Internet platform that provides all the information and a return label for printing.
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