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Sustainability- We Care!

 

We believe that the manufacturing of clothes should be done in a sustainable and responsible way. We care for the environment and finding the best solution for sustainability is the core of ORES. We constantly search for sustainable ways to develop our collections. We choose high quality textile, with an eco- friendly mind set, and we consciously choose our suppliers and methods with great care.

 

What we do

 

ORES create sustainable fashion collections.

We use high quality textile and trims from natural resources.

Everything we do, we do with the environment in mind. We care for our planet and we leave as few negative traces as we possibly can.

The natural fibers has not been tampered with in any energy or water excessive process and aim to not add any unnecessary substance during the whole process. This saves the workers from being exposed to harmful substances, consumer will not have it in their homes and on there skin, and the environment will not get effected. The textile is bio- degradable and will not end up as landfill or as micro plastic in the ocean.

We have a long-term sustainable vision. We do not want to contribute to the pollution of the planet. We want to have positive effect in the society.

Step by step we give back and help the environment.

 

 

D E S I G N

 

S O C I A L  R E S P O N S I B I L I T Y

 

 P R O G R E S S

 

 

Design

 

Our passion is to design, with beautiful and natural textile, with very high quality and unique feeling.

We always use our own signature design for our products, we do not buy design for pattern or prints. In our studio we make the design, patterns and samples.

The textile we use, is often composed by ORES in a unique blend of fibers, to create the desired texture and look and to avoid chemicals and harmful treatments to be used in the manufacturing process.

We let the idea phase take time to find purpose of each product.  We research and reflect to find the most sustainable ways to develop it. With a clear idea it is designed for a reason and better executed with high quality and less pollution. We aim for a considered designed, carefully fitted and meaningful collection.

 

Social responsibility

 

We take responsibility for all our actions. No harm is done to nature, animals or people and the working conditions and wages are good. We work with fair trade organizations on a regular basis and we have a strict Animals rights policy.

All wool is traceable to farms with the highest standard of animal husbandry. The wool is harvested/ clipped with the most respect for the animals and they are never mistreated.

The silk we use is often from wild silk to prevent an unhealthy farming of silkworms. We often use organic silk where it has been stated that no pollution or harmful substance has been used in the farming or manufacturing. We are on the lookout for “peace silk” but has not yet found a reliable source for that.

We like re-use and we use a small amount of recycled fibers in our collections.  We make up-cycled garments from used textile. It is an efficient and creative way to produce garments without any pollution or energy waste. Taking already existing cloth and make it to something new and beautiful in our Stockholm Atelier.

We do not use chrome tanned leather or suede. To be sure, we do not use any leather at all.

We use high quality options for trims, such as using wooden buttons instead of plastic ones. Plastic buttons often ends up in the oceans and causes harm to the wildlife.

Many of our fabric have OEKO Teks or GOTS standard.
Read more about that further down.

We control the use of chemicals and harmful substances in the textile and the dying/coloring. We find less water and energy intensive ways so we can save our resources.

Our long term goal is to have positive impact on the society and the environment. We aim to be 100% chemical free and completely climate neutral- not leaving any negative traces on the environment.

We compensate for the transportation we must do. We choose green -shipping with DHL freight. We provide our customers free shipping including DHL eco- fee to use less fossil carbon dioxide.

We want to inspire people to choose more eco-friendly alternatives.

We give sustainable advice and encourage to not consume excessively and care for the garments you have.

We encourage the industry to develop more sustainable ways of production.

A percentage of the profit we make, will go to contributing to save the environment. We have goals to give back through collaborations and charity.

 

Progress

 

We believe in progress and a constant aim to learn and improve.

We always strive to find better solutions and to do better collections in a more sustainable way. Because- when something is good, we do not settle for that, we continue to develop and refine. There are always options to make things even more beautiful, useful, efficient and sustainable.

ORES is engaged in social actions. Our goal is to have a positive impact on society and the environment.  Fashion can be sustainable in many ways and with the support from our customers we can make a change.

 

You can do a lot to help the planet, and save energy. All our washing and care instructions are eco friendly.
Read more about Eco Garment Care here

 

All customers are welcome to ask further questions about the way we produces our collections. We love to share ideas and discuss sustainability. Send us an e-mail to: [email protected]

OEKO Tex Standard 100

The OEKO TEX Standard 100 is an independent testing and certification system for textile raw materials, intermediate and end products at all stages of production. Examples for items eligible for certification: Raw and dyed/finished yarns, raw and dyed/finished fabrics and knits, ready made articles

Website:
https://www.oekotex.com/de/business/business_home/business_home.xhtml

Global Organic Textiles Standard

Only textile products that contain a minimum of 70% organic fibres can become GOTS certified.
All chemical inputs such as dyestuffs and auxiliaries used must meet certain environmental and toxicological criteria. A functional waste water treatment plant is mandatory for any wet processing unit involved and all processors must comply with minimum social criteria. The key criteria of GOTS, its quality assurance system and the principles of the r and revision procedure are summarized in this section.

Website:
http://www.controlunion.com/en/services/certifications/textile

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