In the spirit of Fashion Revolution Day - which will take place on April 24th, 2015 - we’d like to introduce you to the men and women who makes sure that everyone of our T-shirts are made just so.
They purchase the highest grade cotton for the fabrics, makes every stitch rest perfectly and quality control every single garment before it leaves the facilities.
Our GOTS certified factory partner is located in Izmir, western Turkey, an old trade city beautifully nestled in a cove facing the Aegean sea.
Fun fact: The textile industry in Turkey dates back to the 16th and 17th era during the Ottoman Empire. Certified and systemised organic farming practices in Turkey started in the 1980s - focussing on dried fruit - and has since then extended to the production of organic cotton.
The buying office and factory is a family owned place run by Mukadder and Mahir Özden. They have been manufacturing under the GOTS certification (a certification that engulfs both organic and CSR best practices) for many years and are devoted to creating a healthy and pleasant work environment throughout their business.
Here are a few pictures from our latest trip there -