MATERIALS

All our materials are selected carefully. One of the most significant goals of our product development and production is to use durable and easy-to-maintain materials. Our garments are simple to take care of and well treated they stay beautiful and usable for a long time.

We prefer natural and recycled materials. All our fibers and fabrics are not yet sustainable, but we’re working on increasing their percentage of Voglia’s range continually.

 

VOGLIA’S SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS

LENZING™ ECOVERO™ is an eco-responsible viscose developed by an Austrian textile development company called Lenzing. All the wood and pulp used to create this material is FSC or PEFC certified and comes from controlled sources aka sustainably treated forests nearby production mills. Manufacturing LENZING™ ECOVERO™ takes 50% less water and produces 50% less carbon dioxide emissions than so-called regular viscose. For more information, visit www.ecovero.com.

TENCEL™ Lyocell is a sustainable fiber also created by Lenzing. Each piece of cellulose used to produce these fibers is FSC or PEFC certified and origins from controlled sources aka sustainably treated forests. TENCEL™ Lyocell fabrics are much like viscose, but their production process is even more responsible as it doesn’t for example contain any use of harmful carbon disulfide. For more information, visit www.tencel.com.

Refibra™ is a recycling technology again developed by an Austrian Lenzing. This technology utilizes fashion industry’s scraps to create new materials. Refibra™ fiber is part Voglia’s collection as a compound material of Remium knit made in Finland. Sensual and functional contributions of Refibra™ in the final fabric are softness, fine shine and beautiful draping qualities. Besides this fiber made from scraps the end fabric contains other ingredients to maintain quality and durability. For more information, visit www.tencel.com/refibra.

Organic cotton is produced respecting nature’s diversity. Soil it’s grown in is treated well and maintained fertile. No harmful artificial fertilizers or pesticides are used, so it’s a safe choice for people as well as for environment. So-called ordinary cotton is cultivated using plenty of chemicals, which are dangerous for both cotton field workers and end consumers. In addition those chemicals pollute nature and waters around the arable lands. When it comes to water use there’s unfortunately no difference; it takes as much water to produce organic and regular cotton. All organic cotton used by Voglia is GOTS and Oeko-Tex 100 certified.*

Linen is a durable plant fiber. In comparison with cotton its cultivation and manufacturing process produces 50% less emissions and necessitates noticeably less water and pesticides. In recent years linen’s percentage of Voglia’s material selection has increased considerably.

Recycled polyester is made from used plastic. Industrial scraps, old polyester garments, sea garbage… Voglia’s recycled polyester is made from PET bottles. PET is an abbreviation of a specific type of plastic called polyethylene terephthalate and often used in different grocery packages like water and beverage bottles. Polyester is easy to reuse; its chemical recycling and reforming doesn’t lower its qualitative features. The remade material is a good as new. Virginal, so to speak regular, polyester is made from petroleum, which is a non-renewable natural resource. Using recycled polyester reduces consumption of our limited natural resources, as there’s no need for new raw ingredients. Compared to the virgin polyester it also requires less water and chemicals to produce the recycled material.

 

Chemicals

Voglia and its fabric suppliers are committed to follow REACH regulation (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals), which is a set of instructions related to harmful chemicals given by the European Union. Ensuring protection of our environment and human health is one of its most important ambitions.

Part of our materials also have Oeko-Tex Standard for product security. It guarantees that there are no unwanted contaminants over permissible levels in our end products. *

Microplastics

For the moment we are using polyester in Voglia’s products for its functional features related to quality and durability. Although part of the polyester we are utilizing is recycled, we are aware of its sustainable challenges. Polyester unchains microplastics into our nature, especially in laundry.

During laundry we recommend you to keep all your clothes containing synthetic fibers in a special bag, which is meant to prevent microplastics from spreading into our environment via water. These pouches are produced and sold by for instance Guppyfriend.

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GOTS means Global Organic Textile Standard, which is a leading textile processing standard for organic fibers. It consists of ecological and social criteria plus nonpartisan certification for the whole textile production chain. This standard defines internationally approved qualifications, which ensure the organic status of each ingredient through the process from harvesting to final consumer of the end product.

Oeko-Tex Standard 100 is a global certificate ensuring that a product is safe to use. Each product with this certificate has the right pH to be used safely on and next to bare skin. It must also be proven to contain no harmful chemicals or toxic dyes.