Our sustainable materials

Our materials take care of You!

Respectful of Man

Environmentally friendly

Respectful of Animals

How do we choose our fabrics?

We apply the following criteria when choosing our materials and accessories:

1) First of all we adapt the use of the garment to the choice of fabric:

A jumper must be warm, that's why we chose merino wool, for a linen T-shirt we look for the natural heat regulation and that it doesn't smell (natural anti-fungicide).

2) Human Health

Limit the health risk (see our environmental charter)

In our charter, we have determined which products are to be banned from our products or which are allowed but with restrictions to preserve your health as much as possible. You can consult the complete list in our Environmental Health Charter.

3) Traceability :

We work with producers who guarantee that our charter is respected throughout the production and processing of the raw material.

4) ENVIRONMENTAL CHOICES :

* Water consumption (cotton uses a lot of water, linen does not)

* Water pollution (we prefère production in closed tanks with recovery of 97% of the chemicals) * The use of pesticides for cultivation (cotton requires a lot of fertilisers and pesticides, flax does not).

* The use of energy for transformation.

* Energy consumption for transport (production as close as possible to Europe).

* The pollution by microfibres (synthetic fibres that do not biodegrade) of the environment (especially the aquatic space)

5) Origin of the raw materials :

As close as possible to avoid transport, if possible in France to preserve the know-how.

All our materials are of European origin.

6) Animal welfare:

We use very little material of animal origin (no leather).

7) The end of life of the garment

- Is the garment repairable?

- Is the garment biodegradable?

We use 95% of materials that are biodegradable, they are natural or artificial materials (based on cellulose).

- Is the garment recyclable?

Conclusion:

All these elements are taken into account when choosing our materials, even if some of them do not tick all the boxes at the moment


I. Our natural Materials

Linen- It is THE ecological and sustainable material "par excellence"!

Reducing Pollution

No pesticides, little water, and dry transformation, solvent free.

Compostable and therefore Recyclable

This Top is made of linen with cotton thread seams.

It is biodegradable and compostable, with no polyester labels.

CO2 friendly

Local supply with a positive CO2 balance.

Ecodesign: Natural materials and sustainable development

HARMLESS TO THE SKIN

Certified skin-friendly Ökotex dying and printing

Antibacterial

The natural antifungal properties of flax prevent odors.

Résistance

Linen is also a very resistant material, you can enjoy your garment for a long time.

Softness

Linen is a soft to the touch and pleasant to wear

Thermoregulateur

Cool in summer, warm in winter.


Merino Wool - A natural, warm and comfortable material!

Waste Reduction

This sweater is made on an integral knitting machine. Therefore no waste is produced during production.

Sustainable

Wool is a natural, renewable resource and a real investment. You will see, your sweater will accompany you for many years.

Made in France

The merino yarn comes from Italy, the knitting and manufacturing are done in France.


Properties of merino wool

Harmless to the skin

Certified skin-friendly Ökotex dying and printing

Weich

Merino wool is very thin (less than 16 micron) and therefore does not itch. It is soft to the touch and comfortable to wear.

Antibacterial

The natural antifungal properties of flax prevent odors.

Thermoregulato

Merino keeps it cool in summer and warm in winter.

Humidity regulator

This wool effectively regulates moisture and thus controls bacteria and odours.


II - Our artificial fabrics

Sustainable Production of the raw material

Everything starts with the raw material, manufactured by Lenzing, our supplier. Made from wood pulp, from sustainably managed forests and controlled by FSC or PEFC. Certified with the EU 'Ecolabel', a label of environmental excellence for products that meet high environmental standards during their life cycle: from raw material extraction, production, distribution and waste disposal.

The transformation of wood chips into pulp and fibres


Tencel Refibra - The material that mixes recycling and responsible production!

Recycled - Cradle to Cradle

Our trousers are fully compliant with the circular economy as they are partly made of recycled materials. All TENCEL ™ Standard Lyocell fibre types are derived from nature and are certified as biodegradable and compostable under industrial, domestic, soil and marine conditions, allowing them to return fully to nature.

Production of the environmentally responsible raw material


Made from wood pulp, from sustainably managed forests and controlled FSC or PEFC. Certified with the EU 'Ecolabel', an environmental label for products that meet high environmental standards throughout their life cycle: from raw material extraction, production and distribution to waste treatment.

Water saving

Forests that are managed sustainably do not require irrigation, and the fiber is produced in a closed cycle that recovers water and 99.6% chemicals.

The properties of Tencel Refibra TM

HARMLESS TO THE SKIN

Certified skin-friendly Ökotex dying and printing

Softness

Linen is soft to the touch and pleasant to wear

Resistant

Linen is also a very resistant material, you can enjoy your garment for a long time.

Antibacterial

The natural antifungal properties of flax prevent odors.

Gestion de l’humidité

Les fibres de Tencel absorbent l’humidité, et laissent respirer la peau tout en régulant naturellement la température du corps.

Confort

Pour plus de confort, nous ajoutons 1% d'élasthanne au moment du tissage


The EcoVero - the eco-friendly compromise for a fluid and feminine material!

Traceability

The traceability of our material is ensured by the Lenzing certification.

Certified Eco-responsible production

The EcoVero generates 50% fewer emissions and 50% less water consumption compared to traditional viscose. According to the Higg MSI TM tools, CO2, emissions and fossil resources are reduced by about half compared to conventional viscose.

European Manufacturing

The supply chain is in Europe.

The properties of Ecovero TM

Not harmful to the skin

Certified skin-friendly Ökotex printing or dying

Softness

Viscose is soft and pleasant to wear

Breathable

Viscose is breathable and allows moisture to pass through

Smooth

Viscose is very fluid but can wrinkle depending on its structure or weight.

Absorbent

Viscose absorbs perspiration and keeps your skin dry.


Tencel / Lyocell for total respect of the environment!

Traceability

The traceability of our material is ensured by the Lenzing certification.

Water saving

The sustainably managed forests do not need irrigation, the fibre is produced in a closed circuit that recovers all the water and 99.6% of the chemicals used.

European Supply

The supply chain is in Europe.

The properties of Tencel/Lyocell TM

HARMLESS FOR THE SKIN

Ökotex-certified skin-friendly printing or dyeing

Smoothness

Tencel TM Lyocell fibers are naturally smooth to the touch and enhance the quality of fabrics to glide lightly over your skin.

Resistance

Tencel fibres are polyvalent and robust, they are among the most resistant in their class.

Hygiene

Through moisture management, TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers absorb moisture efficiently, as measured by the Vapor Uptake test and Water Retention Value. In comparison to polyester and synthetics, there is less available moisture formed on the surface of the fiber for bacteria to grow. Consequently, TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers provide a less favorable environment for bacterial growth, offering better hygienic qualities.

Moisture management

TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers support body temperature regulating properties through their moisture management. Derived from natural material, the microscopic fibrils of cellulosic fibers are structured to regulate the absorption and release of moisture, contributing to fabric breathability that supports the body’s natural thermal regulation.


III. Synthetic materials

Synthetic materials are not used in our company.

Our Tencel/Refibra material contains only 1% elastane. Only our brand labels (Aatise) and size labels are made of recycled polyester.

Some zips are made of polyester, they are upcycled zips or form recycled polyester.


IV. Our Accessories and Packaging

We avoid the use of very polluting decorative accessories such as sequins, rhinestones, pompoms and other plastic decorations that fall down and pollute the environment.

We also do not use polyester inlays.Our dresses and shirts are made without!

For other accessories you can find the materials here:

Buttons:

  • Pearl buttons made in the East of France. Raw material of European origin.
  • Coconut buttons, certified Gots. Germany
  • Old buttons from our stock of buttons bought at flea markets.
  • Recovered buttons: nickel free
  • Metal buttons and rivets for our jeans - nickel-free.

Zip fasteners:

  • Zips in cotton ribbon and steel - nickel free for our trousers.
  • Polyester zips for other trousers or dresses, either from recycled or upcycled stocks.

Elastic bands:

Our elastic bands are made of natural rubber and wrapped with organic (and therefore biodegradable) cotton.

Sewing threads:

Our sewing threads are made of eco-certified cotton, produced in France (in Roubaix).

Labels:

  • Aatise brand label and size label: made of recycled polyester (produced in Italy).
  • Care label and "double A" flag: woven from cotton, produced in Germany.
  • Care label for trousers in Lyocell and Tencel: polyester (no better solution was found three years ago).

Other accessories:

Small lace of our Zazan T-shirts: cotton.

Jogging cords: Cotton from Pau.

Packaging:

Our packaging (cardboard and envelopes) is recycled and reusable.

Our products are wrapped in tissue paper (chlorine-free bleached) with linen cord.

The carton is sealed with kraft tape with natural glue.

We prefer delivery at a relay point because this is more ecological BUT it is up to the customer to choose his mode of transport.


V. RISKS IN CONNECTION WITH THE PRODUCTION AND USE OF TEXTILES

Environmental risks linked to clothing

Let us not forget the impact of clothing on the environment (on plants and animals).

Chemicals are released into the environment throughout the entire production chain. In the case of natural clothing this starts with the production of the raw material, including pesticides and fertilisers (e.g. cotton).

The processing of natural, artificial or synthetic fibres involves the use of chemicals that are more or less harmful to the environment, and dyeing is another source of pollution for all textiles.

Finishing (treatment after dyeing to give textiles certain properties such as UV protection, crease resistance, stain resistance, flammability, etc.) is another source of pollution.

The final treatments of the finished products must also be taken into account: Washing, bleaching treatment, abrasion, enzymatic washing (e.g. for jeans).

Washing during the whole life cycle of a garment also has an impact on the environment, in particular on the aquatic environment with detergents or the release of micro-plastics in waste water.

Risks to human health from textiles

The health risks are manifold:

Allergic - causes allergies.

Carcinogenic - can cause cancer.

Mutagenic - can cause DNA mutations.

Toxic for reproduction - toxicity that can affect the fertility of a man or woman can lead to infertility.

NB: Endocrine disrupters - substances capable of interfering with the endocrine system.


VI. CREATIVITY UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ECOCONCEPTION

Ecodesign for your clothes means that it is an obligation to respect the environment.

No question, we do not use plasticizing inks for prints or apply stain resistant, flame retardant or other treatments to our fabrics.

It means working for a sustainable economy by using natural resources and limiting chemical products.

Respecting the renewal rate, recovering waste through reuse, repair and recycling: this is the challenge we face every day.

To go further: you can consult our HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT CHARTER.


VII. OUR ADVICE ON HOW TO LIMIT THE NEGATIVE IMPACT OF CLOTHING ON YOU

1) Wash all new clothes before you wear them (this does not reduce the possible harmful effects on the environment or the people who make the clothes, but it directly protects your health).

2) Avoid clothing with plastic print or swelling colour patterns.

3) Avoid clothing with stain protection, fire protection, odour prevention, crease-resistant or waterproof treatments. These treatments often have harmful effects on health and the environment.

4) Give preference to natural fibres (after all, better than synthetic fibres which do not decompose). For cotton: choose organic cotton (for Aatise, no cotton unless it is recycled).

5) Buy used clothing. Toxic products are less present in them than on new clothes, and reuse also conserves our resources.


Let us work together to tackle the following problems:

Préserver la terre - Aatise

- The greenhouse effect

- Water pollution

- Soil pollution

- Air pollution

- Resource depletion

- Transport (from the creation to the delivery of the garment, including packaging)

- Unnecessary waste