ORGANIC COTTON (GOTS CERTIFIED)
The studio employs exclusively organic and biodegradable fabrics, such as fair trade GOTS certified organic cotton from an organic fabrics supplier based in Germany.
In organic certification systems, 75-80% of organic-certified cotton is rain-fed plus it prohibits the use of pesticides and insecticides, meaning no risk of toxic chemicals running off into our water supplies.
But using organic fiber alone is not enough, the whole supply chain has to be considered and protected by providing decent work for the millions of people around the world who grow, spin, weave, dye, process, sew, transport, and sell our clothes. The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is the worldwide leading textile processing standard for organic fibers, including ecological and social criteria.
RECYCLED | UPCYCLED | ZERO WASTE
The design process is mindful and the studio strives to minimize waste; for instance, the accessories such as belts and scrunchies are made from fabric cut-offs, and the collection prototypes are wearable.
The studio employs vintage buttons giving a 2nd chance to products that would otherwise be thrown away to reduce demand for virgin materials. Also uses newly made from recycled materials, such as cotton, mother of pearl, and hemp. This process saves resources and the result is new buttons that are made from 50% – 95% recycled materials.
Ana adheres to a strict cruelty-free policy and seeks to work mainly with partners who are aligned with the same vision, are committed to sustainable practices and have responsibility for the impact they have on animal welfare.
Most of the wool fabric used by the fashion industry are not ethically sourced: the grazing lands of the sheep are treated with artificial fertilizers and genetically modified products are often used as feed and the sheep themselves are painfully treated for parasites. This method is called mulesing. The skin around the sheep’s tail is cruelly removed, as fewer fly maggots settle in the scar tissue. The fact that the animals often suffer terrible pain is unfortunately of secondary importance against the background of the gigantic demand.
The studio employs Elbowolle™ from a supplier based in Germany. This wool comes from controlled biological animal husbandry. It is a regional product, whose raw material is Wool fabric from sheep from the Wendland region. The result is a Wool fabric that is full of character and firmly under control – and that also conveys a wonderful story.
The Viscose is derived from certified renewable wood sources using eco-responsible processes and production labeled FSC® and/or PEFC™, with high environmental standards certified by independent organizations (Higg Index, EU Eco Label), and has standard 100 Oeko-Tex certification of print. This fabric is sourced from a supplier based in France.
The LENZING™ ECOVERO™ Viscose fiber process minimizes environmental impact by halving water consumption and emissions compared to traditional viscose. Tailor to a sustainable lifestyle, contributing to a cleaner environment.
The fabrics printed in Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certified factories guarantee a finished product free of harmful substances thanks to globally standardized testing criteria that are updated at least once per year based on new scientific information and/or legal requirements.
SUSTAINABLE WOOD SOURCED TENCEL/ LYOCELL
The Tencel™ Lyocell fibers are sourced from an organic fabrics supplier based in Germany.
Derived from sustainable wood sources and produced in an environmentally responsible closed-loop system with low ecological impact, the Tencel™ Lyocell fibers are known for their natural comfort and luxuriously soft touch. They deliver quality, quality, performance, and versatility with unique physical properties that lead to their great strength, efficient moisture absorption, enhanced breathability, and gentleness to skin.