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OUR SUSTAINABLE STORY

We don't believe anyone who is truly aware of what is going on in the world wants to turn their back and support a slave trade economy. Our clothes have to make that difference. Certified organic, fair trade clothes that's ethically and sustainably made from seed to garment.

Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS)

Global Organic Texile Standard (GOTS) certified clothing ensures its organic status with strict compliance to environmental and social guidelines in all the processes involved in textile processing. We aim to have as many GOTS certified fabrics in our collection as possible, choosing quality over quantity

GOTS license

Fair trade

The factories in Turkey, Portugal & China where most of CarlijnQ garments are made have the following benefits:

1. Only works with certified organic cotton 2. All fabrics are dyed using GOTS approved dyes which are free of hazardous elements 3. Employees receive a living wage and factory pays for their social security and pension funds 4. Employees receive paid holiday leave, sick pay, medical insurance and overtime pay 5. Employees work in a well lit, ventilated and spacious working environment.

Modal fabrics

It's SUPER SOFT

Modal is about fifty percent more water absorbent per unit volume that cotton. It's designed to dye just like cotton and is colorfast when washed in warm water. Modal is made from sustainably harvested beech trees and the company uses an environmentally friendly bleaching method for pulp. Modal is wear resistant and can be machine washed and tumble dried without shrinking or getting pulled out of shape. It performs much like cotton and can be mercerized for increased strength and luster.

Recycled polyester

Our swimwear, backpacks & wintersets are made from recycled polyester. These items are made in Turkey and China.

Recycled polyester, also known as rPRET, is obtained by melting down existing plastic and re-spinnig it into new polyester fiber. Recycled polyester gives a second life to material that's not biodegradable and would otherwise end up in landfill or the ocean.

Biodegradable & compostable bags

All our bags are certified by the highest standards (you can check the certification logo's on the bags for reference).

We can proudly say with 100% certainty that our polybags & postal bags are made of completely plastic-free materials. No recycled plastic (which is residual waste and not that good for the environment) but bio-based. Which is compostable!