After you’ve been blinded by the uniqueness and funkiness of our fabrics, you may or may not have noticed that most of the fabric we sell that is made by Znok are in fact sustainable fabrics. These fabrics carry the Oeko Tex certification.
Oeko Tex Standard 100 certification is not only about sustainability but also;
The ethics and ecology in the way fabrics and textiles are produced
Human ecology covers the way that chemicals within fabrics affect the health and wellbeing of the consumer
Performance ecology looks at how washing and dry cleaning processes can impact the environment
Disposal ecology takes problems with recovery, recycling and the disposal of fabrics.
Each fabric will have to undergo a barrage of tests within a lab setting to see how substances within the fabrics can affect the person who would be wearing them or coming into contact with them. Tests are rigorous and certification to be a sustainable fabric is not issued lightly.
We have only touched lightly on this subject but if you are interested or would like to find out more information, the Oeko Tex website is very informative.