BCI cotton stands for Better Cotton Initiative. In comparison with regular cotton, BCI cotton is better cotton because it's grown to protect and restores the environment while also improving farmers’ livelihoods. The BCI is a global not-for-profit organization and the largest cotton sustainability program in the world.
The fashion industry has come under a lot of speculation in the last years for its polluting and devastating consequences on the environment, as well as its ethics when it comes to labor.
We can’t ignore this darker side, but we can make the changes in the way we create and contribute and hopefully inspire other brands and our customers to work towards a cleaner fashion industry.
A positive impact
We have close and positive relationships with suppliers and producers and are working towards certifications that will ensure safe and fair working conditions for those who contribute to creating Dstrezzed clothing.
MATERIALS WE USE
uses BCI cotton. Candiani is an Italian fabric factory, all fabrics are made in Italy. Tested for harmful substances according to Oeko-Tex standard 100. Dyed with the N-denim technology, which saves up to 33% of water and 50% of chemicals, for a cleaner and more eco-friendly dye. Using V sizing, resulting in a microplastic-free dye process.
ISKO fabric that meets over 20% Global Recycled Standards (GRS). A revolution in sustainability and reused and recycled denim materials.
Linen is a natural fabric that comes from the flax plant, a plant that grows very fast, without needing much water, fertiliser or other chemical materials. As linen comes from a plant it is a natural material, that means, it has the ability to biodegrade. Linen is very strong and can be worn for years.
Eco-efficient performance fibers. Sorona® is 37% plant-based, using 30% less energy and emitting 50% less GHG (greenhouse gas) as compared to the production of nylon from non-renewable resources. Sorona® answers the global call for sustainably sourced fabrics. SofeelateA recycled insulation material. Natural comfort and reducing the greenhouse effect make an outstanding contribution to the sustainable development of the textile industry.
TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers help maintain environmental balance by being integrated into nature´s cycle. The fibers originate from the renewable raw material wood, created by photosynthesis. The certified biobased fibers are manufactured using an environmentally responsible production process. The fibers are certified as compostable and biodegradable, and thus can fully revert back to nature.
If you're feeling comfortable in your green mind, choosing green is not that far away. We highlight the more sustainable choices in the collection with hangtags so you can make more informed choices when you buy Dstrezzed garments.
Our newest stores are mostly built BREEAM certified. BREEAM is an abbreviation for Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method and is a sustainability label for realizing sustainable buildings with minimal environmental impact.
We’ve changed the way of packaging our products. We use packaging that reduces its environmental footprint. For example, the webshop boxes and in-store shopping bags are made of recycled materials like paper and carton.
'We love to buy second-hand furniture instead of buying everything brand new.'
Besides our approach to become a more sustainable fashion brand, we also use an environmentally friendly way to furnish and decorate our showroom, stores and photoshoots. We love to buy second-hand furniture instead of buying everything brand new.