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“The fashion industry is a dirty bastard. So we put sustainable thinking at the center of everything – that means we only choose fabrics that care for our environment and we only ever partner with factories that care about their impact, too. When we say sustainability is our core mission we don’t mean that sustainability is nice to have – we mean that it’s the only way we act” – Organic Basics

Besides the feeling of effortlessly comfortable underwear and basics – its a major relief knowing that you wear and support a brand working with every part of their production chain in order to have as little impact on the environment as possible. Especially when its clothing you wear directly on your skin and on a daily basis.

One of Organic Basics conscious statements is that you can offset your carbon footprint by purchasing climate credits on their site. Their partner, CHOOOSE will direct your purchase towards CO2 reducing projects in developing countries.

Chooose is an organisation that makes businesses and individuals carbon balanced by investing in UN verified or Gold Standard CO2 reducing projects in developing countries – like solar power in India and wind power in Turkey. This creates the most effective combat to climate change – the fastest. For every order placed from now on Organic Basics offset one hundred kilos of CO2. Offsetting is performed through funding the Koru Wind Farm in Canakkale, Turkey.

Natural, renewable, recycled, biodegradable or low-impact textiles only

There are several materials and fibers to choose from when purchasing Organic Basics:

  • Organic cotton: (GOTS) certified organic cotton and those four letters actually mean a lot for you and the planet. Their organic cotton collection is made in hand-picked, chemical free organic cotton that’s grown on the coast of the Aegean Sea. It’s widely regarded as some of the most soft and durable cotton in the world. The GOTS standard also guarantees that the people that made this are paid living wages and treated like humans.
  • Premium Italian recycled nylon: GRS certified and it’s basically stronger and more durable than the highest standard conventional nylon. It’s made from pre-consumer textile waste that would otherwise go to the landfill, or worse. Plus, it takes 80% less water to make and creates 90% fewer CO2 emissions in comparison to the virgin fabric. This nylon is breathable, lightweight and best of all, moisture wicking.
  • Tencel/Lyocell: Eucalyptus trees grow fast and thick on low-grade land in central European forests, using 80% less water in comparison to cotton plants – making TENCEL™ Lyocell super environmentally responsible. The trees are responsibly thinned out, rather than cut down and then the wood is turned into a pulp. The wood pulp is dissolved in a closed-loop process with a non-toxic organic solvent, then the solution is forced through tiny holes in order to create a magical biodegradable fiber that feels softer and lighter than cotton.
  • Recycled wool: Virgin wool has a costly environmental impact – from the vast amount of land it takes to raise sheep, to the water and chemical usage during production and dyeing – it’s not the most friendly fabric. But recycled wool is fortunately a heck of a lot different – that’s because we completely cut out the dyeing process, saving water and chemicals and eliminating nasty wastewater entirely.
  • SilverTech: Over 2/3rds of the environmental impact of clothing is created during the wearing phase. Organic Basics use real, natural silver for the SilverTech™ Everyday collection. It’s quite technical but basically we completely cover the polymer fibre in the silver and then blend it with organic cotton to make soft, odor-controlling, heat regulating underwear, socks and tees. We don’t use nano-silvers as these can be washed off the fabric over time.
  • Polygiene®: is a safe, bluesign® approved permanent fabric treatment made from recycled silver salt that keeps the fabric fresher for longer between washes. Basically it inhibits the growth of odor causing bacteria and it remains permanently on the fabric. This allows you to do more and wash less – saving you time, energy and water. We use it on our SilverTech™ Active collection – which means that you’ll stay fresh class after class. Polygiene® does not contain any nano silvers.
  • Seamless knitting means no weak points in the fabric. This knitting technique also provides better stretch and comfort when you wanna stretch. Most importantly, seamless knitting also reduces fabric waste during the production phase.

Learn more about Organic Basics and their work within the field of sustainability on their website and check out their gorgeous pieces.

In collaboration with Organic Basics