Source: Apsara Silks
Azo Free Dyes
REACH Compliant. (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals) REACH (EC 1907/2006) aims to improve the protection of human health and the environment through the better and earlier identification of the intrinsic properties of chemical substances.
Fair Trade, Organic Materials
All Cotton and hemp is certified organically grown by Control Union according to the NOP National Organic Program and GOTS Global Organic Textile Standard certification.
NON-GMO Sustainable Industrial Hemp grows without the need of harmful herbicides and pesticides. No pesticides are used due to the inherent properties contained in the plant itself. Hemp does not require irrigation unlike other natural fibers. The unique inherent characteristics of the fiber of hemp have the additional ability to suppress the growth of harmful bacteria and fungi.
Certifications: SBP Certified. SBP considers corporate responsibility and PIT (Product Information Transparency) to be an essential part of any company or product.
Dyes: Fiber reactive low impact dyes used for 100% Hemp, Hemp/Organic Cotton
Envirotextiles Factory Conditions: ISO 9001:2000
Envirotextiles Factory Benefits: Transportation to factory provided by factory, 6 hour days with 1 hour lunch, half-days on Saturday during holiday production season, one cooked lunch, paid approximately $700 USD per month; Paid National Holidays total 91 days per year. 98 days paid maternity leave. One hour fully-paid for breastfeeding up to 1 year. Retirement age is 55 years.
Source: Lou Lou Buttons, NYC.