As a Berlin-based company we pay attention to sustainable production and fair social conditions. In contrast to some competitors, we believe that sustainable production is very important. We only offer clothing that fulfills the relevant criteria. We do not want people in manufacturing countries to become ill or exploited through the production of textiles and the environment will be burdened more than necessary.
To guarantee the highest quality products, we are proud to announce, that we have partnered with other companies in Europe and The US, which allows us to mainly work with Bella+Canvas products. In cooperation we manufacture unique fashion for you.
We produce your textiles sustainably and only use basic materials. Almost exclusively our clothing is made of organic cotton. Sustainably produced textiles are not only good for people and the environment but usually have other advantages! They last longer, look better and bring joy to their wearers for so long.
We dye all of our fabric in California at dye houses that use 7x less water than the average clothing manufacturer.
California has some of the most strict EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) regulations, so by dyeing in California, we we are adhering to the highest level of environmental compliancy for our shirts. At our dye houses, everything is monitored to eliminate waste. We are also utilizing the most efficient machines that are available, which allow us to use seven times less water than the average clothing manufacturer. We use three gallons of water per pound of fabric, whereas, most others use anywhere from nine to 20 gallons of water per pound of fabric. During an average week, we save approximately 24 million gallons of water. This top-notch technology uses a very low level of dye-per-water ratio, which is monitored through a digital computer system. When dye houses mix manually, they’ll generally use extra dye, which causes inconsistency and wastefulness. The dyes we use are also bluesign® certified, which guarantees they are eco-friendly. Once a process is complete, the water and dyes are separated. The water is recycled through an in-house filtration system and reused again, rather than being dumped into rivers or oceans. The dye waste is also burned at a high temperature in a self-contained environment, allowing for no smoke stacks or pollution to be put into the air.
We take every opportunity to reduce our CO2 emissions.
Our sewing and cutting facilities are run on solar power. And by the end of 2019, we’ll have a 450,000 square foot solar farm to further our commitment to clean energy. All the buildings at our headquarters are equipped with motion-sensor LED lighting, which use nine times less energy than traditional lights. We are constantly updating our employees’ computer monitors to new ones that use less power. The skylights in the buildings also help offset the amount of power needed, and we continue to expand the number of them throughout our campus. All the buildings are insulated in a way that allows for minimal artificial heating and cooling. For years, our employee parking lots have had electric car charging stations to encourage employees to live a green lifestyle even after they leave the office.
Virtually Zero Waste
We recycle everything possible – fabric, plastic, bottles, paper… you name it!
As we’ve mentioned above, we believe that taking advantage of and incorporating the latest technology will help us reduce our carbon footprint. Our systems are very high-tech, and all orders are processed digitally, with minimal paper waste involved. Our goal is to soon have a completely paper-free warehouse – and we’re close to that! We have only one trash can in each building, so employees take part in sorting and recycling all waste. We also don’t let any fabric go to waste. Anything that isn’t turned into a BELLA+CANVAS product, is picked up daily and taken to different recycling centers. The fabric is then recycled into different things like tile, bottles, stuffing, upholstery – even energy!
We are proud to fuse traditional manufacturing with modern technology. Our textiles are made in the US and then finished there or in Europe. This allows us to support a fair wage, but also the best quality and precise work of modern machines.
Our technology used is high quality standard and allows us to create long lasting pieces for your wardrobe.