When we first talked about Stylence Apparel, it was an absolute certitude that we would do everything in our power to reduce our environmental impact as much as possible. This is why we chose to only use sustainable fabrics as well as having environmental and ethical friendly practices.
For our first collection, we chose to produce t-shirts and sweaters using GOTS certified organic cotton and we made sure that our entire packaging would be 100% eco-friendly. Here's some additionnal information on how we try to make a difference behind the high quality products we bring to you.
Cotton is the most popular fabric in the world, unfortunately to meet this demand, producers use artificial means and excessive use of pesticides to accelerate the growth of cotton. Products made with this type of cotton are filled with chemicals and can even cause allergic reactions to the skin. Pesticides affect the soil and water, disturbing the ecological balance. More and more people have become aware of these problems, leading to the production and promotion of organic materials.
Organic cotton products are generally presented as high-end and are generally more expensive than ordinary cotton products. The demand for organic cotton products continues to grow as more and more people realize their benefits.
Organic cotton is picked by hand. This maintains the purity of each fiber and ensures that it is not damaged in the process. Regular cotton, which is more in demand, is harvested by machine. This does not preserve the purity of the fibers and also damages the cotton fibers in the picking process, which results in loss and waste. Organic cotton will therefore be softer than regular cotton due to the length of the fibers. The main selection ensures that these fibers do not weaken or break, resulting in softer and more durable products.
Regular cotton cultivation begins with GMOs or genetically modified seeds. They are modified to increase resistance to insects, but when the insects get stronger, more pesticides are needed. Organic cotton is made from natural seeds, and there is no use of pesticides or other harmful chemicals. Insects are controlled with insects that kill pests. As a result, organic cotton products are safer for the skin.
Regular cotton is grown on the same soil over and over again, degrading the quality of the soil, eliminating nutrients and leading to unhealthy crops. Since these crops require more water, they are heavily irrigated, resulting in wasted water. Organic cotton is rotated from one soil to another, and the nutrients retain water for a long time, requiring less irrigation. This leads to healthier crops.
Processing ordinary cotton uses a large amount of chemicals (using heavy metals, chlorine and chemical dyes). Even after washing the finished products, the residues of these chemicals remain and can cause serious skin allergies. Many people suffer from skin problems like eczema due to the usual cotton products.
Organic cotton uses safer alternatives to chemical dyes and bleaches. Natural or water-based dyes, peroxide to bleach, and other safer products are used to make the finished products.
Organic cotton is softer, hypoallergenic and lasts a longer time. But the most important benefit is protecting the ecosystem, reducing wasted water and ensuring a safer working environment for farmers and manufacturers. Organic cotton is a sustainable and environmentally friendly option to regular cotton.
Our mailing bags are made entirely from plants ! The product we use is 70-80% PBAT and 10-20% PLA, which is completely compostable and recyclable. They are all EN13432 /ASTM D6400/ OK Compost / BPI/SGS Certified.
Our wrapping paper and the sticker we use are also biodegradable.
The thank-you card inside each package is made from recycled FSC paper (Forest Stewardship Council). FSC ensures forests are managed in a way that takes care of the animals and plants who inhabit it, and the workers and local communities who rely on forests.
We truly hope that by doing small changes we can all make a difference and ultimately, make the world a better place!