Materials & care
63% Cotton, 23% Viscose, 14% Linen
BCI cotton is from cotton fields where the farmers are educated in the use of water and chemicals and are paid a fair price for the cotton. When we use BCI cotton it means that we are paying the organization to educate and train the farmers properly. We commit to increase our sourcing of BCI cotton every year, hence increasing our financial contribution as well.
A downside of BCI is that it is not traceable.
Organic cotton is cotton grown without the use of pesticides and GMO. Making it a more environmentally friendly alternative to conventional cotton.
Recycled polymide normally derives from other polymide products. When we call this ‘sustainable’ it is because we are not using virgin polyamide and therefore minimizing the use of natural resources.
Recycled polyester normally derives from recycled PET bottles but can also come from recycled polyester garments. When we call this ‘sustainable’ it is because we are not using virgin materials and therefore minimizing the use of natural resources.
Recycled cotton comes from cut-offs at the factories. It is leftover scraps from the fabric when the pattern is cut, which is then spun into a new thread and weaved into new fabric.
TENCEL™ branded lyocell fibers are produced by the Austrian company Lenzing. They derive from sustainably managed forests and are produced in a closed-loop production process which means both water and the solvents are recycled and used again.
LENZING™ ECOVERO™ VISCOSE
LENZING™ ECOVERO™ branded viscose fibers derive from sustainably managed forests and are viscose fibers using 50% less energy and water compared to generic viscose. LENZING™ ECOVERO™ fibers can be identified in the final product and thus contribute to a more sustainable lifestyle.
This garment is made using less water and saving energy, compared to conventional production.
We work closely with our jeans suppliers who focus on decreasing the use of water, using the newest technology to recycling water in production.
Leather can come from cows, goats and lamp. Our leather garment are made under controlled environmental conditions, with care. We only use leather produced by authorized tanneries,
certification of LWG, Leather Working Group. We produce leather garments because leather is highly durable and long lasting. If you take care of your leather garment you can keep it forever.
Post-consumer recycled cotton
Post-consumer recycled cotton derives from garments that have already been used and are sent back to be recycled. This could be worn out jeans or an old t-shirt, shredded down to short fibers, spun into new thread and weaved into new fabric. This is the most sustainable option.
All of our suppliers have changed to recycled polybags. Rethinking some of our processes has successfully reduced the number of polybags used with a considerable amount.
We use recycled paper to pack out styles for shipment. All of our jeans are rolled and wrapped in recycled paper instead of polybags, which reduce the use of plastic considerably.
All cardboard used internal for shipping are FSC certified, making sure to reduce environmental resources.
Made in Europe
More than 90% of our production is in Europe, which secures good working conditions. This means we are able to meet high quality standards and legislations within the world of sustainability and ethics in the production compared to conventional means. Keeping our productions close to us also means minimizing the fuel spend on transporting our products from production site to our warehouse, reducing our carbon footprint. We visit our suppliers regularly and use the same supplier’s season after season. This gives the supplier a possibility to give their employees better employment security.
To be continued…
Working towards a sustainable tomorrow is an on-going process, one that we are working on improving daily. Sustainability in fashion is not a quick fix, it takes time and effort. There is no planet B and we want MOS MOSH to stand strong when it comes to sustainability. We wish to be more traceable in our work and visible strategies, as reducing our environmental impact is a high priority for us.