CHOOSING VILDNIS FABRICS
We only work with fabrics that have the smallest environmental impact possible. And we believe that we can do so without compromising on style!
To help us identify the most environmentally friendly fabrics, we use MADE-BY’s Environmental Benchmark for Fibres. The benchmark ranks the 28 most commonly used fibres for clothing and categorises them in 5 different classes. A-fibres have the smallest negative impact on the planet while E-fibres use up the most natural resources and cause the highest amount of pollution. You may be surprised to learn that conventional cotton, which many fashion brands proudly advertise as a 'natural fibre good for the environment and you', is found in class E alongside other fashion industry favourites such as viscose. See the full benchmark on Made-by.org’s website here.
VILDNIS is committed to using only class A- and B-fibres, along with a few currently unclassified fibres such as certified wool. In the event that we need to use a small percentage of another fibre in a fabric, such as elastane, we will let you know on the individual product page so you can make an informed decision before buying.
Click the links below to read more about the individual fibres we use for the VILDNIS collections.
We only use the most environmentally friendly printing method available: digital printing. Digital printing works much like our ink-jet printer at home, and it uses no water and limited energy in the process. This is in contrast to conventional ‘roller-prints’ (the most common method in fashion for all-over printing), which use vast amounts of water and energy. Our choice of digital printing is guided by MADE-BY’s benchmark for printing methods. See the full benchmark on Made-by.org’s website here. Additionally, we make sure that the ink used in the printing process is Oekotex certified.